THE STARTING GATE QUIZZERS DONATE TO OUR WEST BERKSHIRE CENTRE

March 03, 2017

Dingley’s Promise were presented with a magnificent cheque for £1,175 towards the work of their West Berkshire Centre by the quiz teams of The Starting Gate in Newbury. Over the past year, the pub regulars have taken part in a weekly quiz, organized by Nick Green and his wife Alison and the fund were raised by their generous donations during each evening.
The Starting Gate Landlords, Claire and Shellie Seymour, were also holding their farewell party on the same evening and they decided to nominate Dingley’s Promise to receive the proceeds from the last year’s collections. Claire and Shellie are great friends of a Dingley family and spoke very warmly about the staff of the Centre and the difference that the nursery has made to Islay and her Mum.
General Operations Manager, Aimee Read, and Fundraising Manager, Janice Powell, collected the cheque on behalf of the charity. “It is brilliant to hear from extended family members what a difference our work has made to the life of the children and parents/carers with whom we work. Claire and Shellie had so many wonderful things to say about our staff and the progress that Islay has made – and it made us very proud to be part of such a wonderful organisation”, said Aimee
Thank you to The Starting Gate regulars; to Claire and Shellie – and to Nick and Alison. Good luck with whatever you do in the future and keep fundraising! Dingley’s Promise – and other local charities – could not do the work that they do, without wonderful people such as yourselves!

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