Proof in the pud

In his grotto, Santa and Mrs. Santa with Lion President Wendy Sanderson present the cheque to Alex Gadsby from Red Cross
In his grotto, Santa and Mrs. Santa with Lion President Wendy Sanderson present the cheque to Alex Gadsby from Red Cross

THE efforts of a member of Matlock Derwent Valley Lions Club helped pull in the pounds for a local charity.

Lynne Marsden helped organise a pudding night in the Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall and it proved a steaming success after clearing £500.

The proceeds were donated to the Red Cross Emergency Support Vehicle appeal, and Santa was on hand to help present the cheque.

Lion President Wendy Sanderson said, “The event would not have been possible without the generous support of Chesterfield and Derby County Football Clubs, Matlock Garden Centre, Robert Young Florists, Zhivago Jewellers, Co-op food store, Matlock Golf Club and Maazi Indian Restaurant and, not forgetting, Lynne’s amazing puddings.”