Melbourne chapel cheques for charities

Janet Hayton presents cheques to Bob Smailes (YAA) and Jonathan McCarthy (St Leonard's Hospice).
Janet Hayton presents cheques to Bob Smailes (YAA) and Jonathan McCarthy (St Leonard's Hospice).

A cheque presentation took place at a recent monthly sale held at Melbourne Methodist Chapel.

On behalf members and friends, Janet Hayton presented cheques worth £600 pounds to Bob Smailes of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Jonathan McCarthy of St Leonard’s Hospice.

Earlier a cheque had also been given to ACTOM Foundation, Kenya. The money had been raised by a team of volunteers at the monthly sales held at the chapel selling bric-a-brac, toys,books, cakes, plants and serving jam and cream scones with tea or coffee.

A spokesman said: “Monthly community lunches at the chapel are organised by Ruth Steels once a month. Ruth is supported by a good team who cook and serve the lunches. Donations raised from the lunches amounted to £765 which was given to Martin House. This is a fantastic achievement, so well done everyone.”