West Kirby WI raise £3,600 for Wirral Foodbank

West Kirby WI cheque presentation
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West Kirby Women’s Institute has raised thousands of pounds for Wirral Foodbank.

They presented them with a cheque for £3,697 raised over the past year through a series of events and donations at their monthly members’ meetings.

Most of the money was raised through a sold-out Ceilidh event in February, but the total was boosted through book sales, and cake and refreshment donations at meetings.

The funds were presented to Paul Franklin, Trustee of Wirral Foodbank, by Gwenne McFadzean, West Kirby WI Secretary and Carla Hardman, West Kirby WI Treasurer (pictured, top).

Paul Franklin said: “We’re very grateful to receive this donation from West Kirby WI. Donations such as this help us to do our vital work across Wirral.”

The Ceilidh, held at Westbourne Hall, sold 300 tickets and included bookings from groups across Wirral and some as far as Brighton.

Pippa Lea, President of West Kirby WI said: “Each year our members select a local charity to support, and we were blown away by the success of the Ceilidh, which is no mean feat to organise.

“Our volunteer Fundraising Subgroup who planned the event worked so hard, especially in the weeks and days leading up to the Ceilidh, and then our members also helped with selling tickets, serving food and dressing the venue.

“It was a great evening but most of all we were delighted to be able to support Wirral Foodbank, a vital charity which sadly needs funds now more than ever.”