Christmas comes early!!

Christmas came early for some at the Pensford, Publow and the Stantons Community Trust 100 Club Annual Christmas Draw.

The eagerly awaited fourth 100 Club Christmas Draw and party took place on Saturday 10th December at The Winding House in Stanton Wick, where hopeful 100 Club members were eagerly hoping that Tim Warren, leader of BANES Conservatives acting as draw master for the evening, would select the ‘right number’!

Sue presenting the cheque to Ian
Sue presenting the cheque to Ian

This year’s lucky first prize winner was Ian Johnson of Stanton Drew who won £2398. Ian had been unable to attend the event but when phoned was absolutely thrilled and said,

“I have been delighted to be a member of the 100 Club from more or less the beginning. I can’t explain what a difference this will make to me, I have had such a challenging year, this is an amazing surprise and I am truly grateful.”

The second prize of £1199 was won by Alan and Kathleen Burbridge of Pensford who were equally stunned when the news reached them whilst on a train travelling to London and plan to use their winnings for a winter break!

The Burbridges, delighted with 2nd prize.
The Burbridges, delighted with 2nd prize.

A Booby Prize was awarded to never winning member, John Stephens of Stanton Drew.  Sue Osborne, 100 Club Committee member said,

“we add a separate draw for those numbers that have never won a prize. This year the prize was a hamper of lovely quality wines and fizz for Christmas, the booby prize element is only the giant chocolate money !!”

The winnings did not stop there, the November monthly draw also saw a first prize of £400 for Andrew Curtis of Stanton Drew, second and third prizes of £100 each to Anne Bennett and Charles Tricks, of Stanton Drew and Pensford respectively.

Clarke Osborne, Chair of the 100 Club said,

“our thanks go to Phil Townshend and Liz Richardson who hosted an extremely convivial evening. It also goes without saying that we are amazed and extremely grateful to our loyal 100 Club members who by virtue of their membership, not only have fun, make friends and win prizes, but also raise £12K each year for the Pensford Publow and the Stantons Community Trust to support good causes in those villages such as the Stanton Drew School new play equipment, Pensford School curriculum support, the Acker bench, the Pensford fingerpost project and the Stanton Drew sports field changing facilities. Together we make a difference.”