Race night raises £800

A race night at the Castle Inn, Bolsterstone, raised  a magnificent sum of £800 for Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir.

The event was organised by choir vice-president Gordon Webster and Judith Horsfield, of the Castle, and attracted a big crowd.
Gordon was assisted in taking bets by John Howden who also expertly and quickly calculated the odds.
Castle landlady Nicola George donated bottles of wine and prosecco for prizes and also gave the profits of catering.
The last-race auction pool was scooped by choir second tenor Chris Blackburn, of Chapeltown, winning £105.
Choir deputy chairman Mike Bradshaw, who was among the punters, thanked the organisers and supporters.
 Choir secretary Rob Firth said: “It was a great night.  The choir is hugely grateful to Gordon, Judith, John and Nicola for making the event such a success.”
PHOTOGRAPH: Gordon Webster (left) and John Howden concentrate on taking the bets