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9th Aug, 2022

Stilton sniffers smell out new fund-raising opportunity

Laura Kearns 10th Aug, 2020

STILTON sniffers have smelt out a new fund-raising opportunity after the pandemic forced their annual golf day to be cancelled.

The Norton Lindsey-based club is now raising money for Welcombe Hills School and The Shakespeare Hospice by holding a virtual balloon race.

Norton Lindsay Stilton Sniffers chairman Tim Landreth said: “Having visited the school and the hospice, we appreciate the valuable work that they do for the children and people of Warwickshire, we hope to raise more than £5,000 for these two worthy causes.”

Supporters can buy a balloon for £3 and the virtual race starts on Monday September 14 from Moscow.

Those with balloons which travel the furthest can win prizes including a chauffeur driven meal for two at a Stratford restaurant.

Welcombe Hills is a special needs school and plans to use any donations towards a vending machine filled with books and sensory toys. Pupils will then be given reward tokens to make their own choices.

And the Shakespeare Hospice says its fund-raising efforts have been ‘devastated’ by the outbreak and it appreciates the support for its hospice at home service.

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