Saturday, September 12, 2020


Brigg & District Servicemen's Club and Smithy's Pond, on Island Carr, were the venues for recent charity fundraising events.
Local man Rob Driscoll, together with partner Sharon and his daughter Leah raised £1,516. Among the events was his late father's charity fishing match, held at the popular pond.
"This is a yearly event I run in memory of my dad," Rob explains. "We held a night of country music with Darren Busby at Brigg Servicemen's."
Rob stresses that all Government Guidelines relating to the pandemic were adhered to, which meant no dancing and the absence of the buffet normally supplied by Harrison's Hideaway. Although only a limited number of people could attend, they all enjoyed themselves.
He adds: "On the night there was a huge raffle which my daughter ran, having sold tickets to family and friends, then to the audience on the night.
"I've been selling pin badges in support of our NHS, with all profits going to charity."
As a result of these local fundraising efforts, £700 goes to Ward 22 at Scunthorpe General Hospital and the same sum to the Disney Ward, while the Children With Cancer UK charity receives £116.
"Hopefully we'll be back to something near normal and raise more money next year," Rob adds.
PICTURED: The Servicemen's Club (on Coney Court) and Island Carr's Smithy's Pond, where the Harrison's Hideaway eatery Rob mentioned is located.