Funds raised for world's poorest

By Gary Smee Thursday 21 February 2013 Updated: 21/02 13:08

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HEALTHCARE for some of the world's most remote and poorest people is set to be improved thanks to the generosity of Vale fund-raisers.

A charity fun night organised by Pershore Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs at Peopleton Village Hall raised a total of £1,780 for the African Steps charity.

More than 100 people attended the event which included entertainment from Belle Joue, a buffet, raffle and games.

Volunteers from the charity also gave presentations telling people what they do.

African Steps is a UK charity which works on Likoma Island in Malawi to help with healthcare at a local hospital.

Money raised from the event in Peopleton will go towards installing solar energy at the hospital as it strives to get a regular power source.

Judith Gale, president of Pershore Rotary Club, said: "It was a brilliant evening.

I am sure everybody really enjoyed it as it was a lot of fun. Belle Joue played some lovely music and showed what talented musicians they are.

"I must thank everybody for their generosity in buying tickets for the evening and of course the raffle, which helped raise such a fantastic sum for the charity.

"Thanks are also due to all those who helped organise it. Special mention must also be made to the members of Inner Wheel who maintained their reputation for providing delicious puddings."

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