Group raises for hospice

A GROUP of volunteers from Brinsley held a tombola at Eastwood Post Office to raise money for a local hospice.

The Village Volunteer group offered a ‘prize every time’ and made £55 for the John Eastwood Hospice in Sutton-in-Ashfield, where the father one of the members recently died.

Group member Angela Smith said: “We’re really grateful to local people for supporting this worthy cause. The organisation offers an excellent service and relies very much on donations.”

The prizes included handkerchiefs, watches and tins of chocolate,

The group held its annual general meeting on Wednesday at Eastwood Volunteer Bureau.