An Alternative Ascot Ladies Day held at Congleton Cricket Club, has raised £2000 for charity. Congleton charity Ruby’s and Alder Hey Children’s Charity have each received £1000 from the fundraising event.

The event held on 22nd June welcomed 54 ladies all dressed for a day at the races. The event included afternoon tea with a glass of fizz, entertainment including watching Ascot Ladies Day live on the television, a disco, stand-up bingo, a raffle and a live Elvis act. There were bets placed on the races but instead of prize money the lucky winners won beauty products. Best dressed lady of the afternoon was Jackie Davison-Slack and one lucky winner won a £100 voucher from Pear Hospitality in the pick-a-key competition.

Karen Sefton part of the fundraising committee presented the cheque to Adrian Swindells (Trustee of Ruby’s), Geraldine Frost (Volunteer at Ruby’s) and Karen Swindells (Co-facilitator volunteer at Ruby’s). Karen Sefton said the event had been such a great success that they had already booked the Cricket Club for next year.  Geraldine Frost said “thank you to all involved for supporting Ruby’s and raising such a fantastic amount”.

The organising committee of 10 local ladies are now busy planning next year’s event. Tickets will be available nearer the time.

Photograph left to right: Adrian Swindells (Trustee of Ruby’s), Geraldine Frost (Volunteer at Ruby’s), Karen Swindells (Co-facilitator volunteer at Ruby’s) Karen Sefton.