Thanksgiving helps charity

The Rotary Club of Frome and Inner Wheel held their annual harvest thanksgiving at Standerwick Market on October 6.

A total of £710 was raised for the Julian Memorial Fund at CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

The evening started with a service led by the Rev Rob Widowson and hymns were accompanied by Rotary president Kim Hyde on Keyboard.

Shirley Wort explained how her son Julian died from sudden death syndrome aged 28, and how CRY and raising money for the charity was helping the family come to terms with his death.

A ploughman’s lunch was served before the business of selling the array of produce.

Rotarian Dennis Barnard did the auctioneering with his usual skill and banter.

WI president Hazel Shaw thanked Mr Barnard for his kind generosity, Gwen Barnard, Deanna Barnes and their committee for their sterling work and everyone concerned in making the evening a success, especially all who had brought and bought produce.