41 Club raises £2,018 for the Samaritans

Words and photo by Dave Barry 

Scarborough 41 Club’s annual fundraising event raised £2,018 for the Samaritans.

About 100 members and guests attended a dinner at the Rugby Club.

It featured entertainment by local musician Robert Schmuck and his band, who performed the hits of Billy Joel.

Libby Lorton-Gilbert, a deputy director of the local branch of the Samaritans, gave a talk about the charity’s work.

She was thanked by Simon Lockley, who chairs the club, and event organiser Gordon Hayes.

The Samaritans provide listening time, support, help and a safe place to talk for anyone suffering from psychological distress or in crisis, around the clock.

The 41 Club is a national and international association of ex-Round Table clubs. It is a social organisation for men aged over 40 who are often former members of Round Table.

The club organises a fundraising event every year to support local charities. This year, it was the Samaritans’ turn to be on the receiving end.

For more information about the club, visit www.scarborough41club.co.uk or email scarborough41mail@gmail.com.

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