Latest generous gifts handed out by Dunstable and District Orbit Club

Dunstable and District Orbit Club has handed out its latest cheques to local charities.

Saturday, 21st July 2018, 5:45 pm

The club has been raising money for local charities for over 30 years and has raised almost £65,000.

This year they donated £1,650 which was divided equally between their three nominated charities, Niemann-Pick UK, Eaton Bray Salvation Army and The Hospice of St Francis.

Envoy Hilary Chadwick received a cheque on behalf of the Eaton Bray Salvation Army. The donation will be used for their Holiday Club.

Niemann-Pick UK was represented by Scarlet and Ben James, whose son Roman died of the disease when he was five years old. Niemann-Pick is a terminal disease which affects the way fats are stored in or removed from the body, which brings about a slow loss of everyday functions.

The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted offers free care to over 2,000 people every year suffering with life-threatening illnesses.

For more about Dunstable and District Orbit Club visit www.orbitclub.org.uk/dunstable