Gayton support for Red Wellies

Gayton Social Club give �1767 to Red Wellies. From left: Vivienne Overland, Rosalie Wiles, Mervyn Wiles, Jimmy Valentine, Debbie Thrower, Chris Withers, Linda Ruddell and Steve Thrower. ANL-140918-201313009
Gayton Social Club give �1767 to Red Wellies. From left: Vivienne Overland, Rosalie Wiles, Mervyn Wiles, Jimmy Valentine, Debbie Thrower, Chris Withers, Linda Ruddell and Steve Thrower. ANL-140918-201313009

A team of Gayton fundraisers from Megan’s Challenge donated a cheque for £1,767 to brain tumour research charity, Red Wellies, following a successful summer event.

The group’s annual summer event took place at Gayton Social Club in July, with live music, food and family fun helping to raise the majority of the donation, thanks to a club member, Lewis Petch, who raised nearly £350 by having his head shaved.

Debbie Thrower, founder of Megan’s Challenge, said: “A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the event and for everyone involved in making this annual event another huge success.

“We would also like to thank Mervyn Wiles, treasurer of Red Wellies, for coming and helping to raising awareness of a charity dedicated to raising funds for the continuing research of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).”

This is the first in a string of donations for Red Wellies, all of which will help support brain tumour research in memory of Mervyn’s daughter, Lisa Wiles.

Mervyn said: “Thanks to the guys at Gayton Road Social Club for their generous donations. We’ve also had a £10 donation from Madison Wiles, my granddaughter, who held a bucket collection at her school.”

Further donations have come from Tracy McCarthy, who raised £274 at a fashion show held at CITB in Bircham Newton, Viv Overland, who raised £68.50 at a coffee morning, and Jim Amos, who raised £200 at a garden event.

Pictured from left, Vivienne Overland, Rosalie Wiles, Mervyn Wiles, Jimmy Valentine, Debbie Thrower, Chris Withers, Linda Ruddell and Steve Thrower. MLNF14AF09055