The ExtraHope group, which was formed from current and future
ExtraCare residents and friends to raise money for Shenley Wood
Village, decided to find the new equipment when their chair, Brian
Hobbs, realised that raffles and tombolas would be an important
part of fundraising and other activities at the new location.
"The makeshift arrangement for drawing tickets and numbers from
either a dressed up Tupperware container or converted cardboard box
just didn't seem to match the occasion," he said. "If we were to
get ahead then we needed to polish up our act - so the hunt went
out to beg, steal or borrow a proper spinning tombola drum!"
Jim Crook and his woodworking team from Lovat Fields leapt into
action when they heard that Shenley Wood Village was on the
look-out for a new piece of equipment.
"We wish to express a big thank you to Jim Crook and the team
for the very kind gesture. We now possess a piece of essential
equipment that will bring hours of pleasure whilst helping to swell
the funds and support all those special causes. From one Village to
another - thank you, Lovat Fields, it certainly is