AN EASTER raffle held by Pershore and District Royal Naval Association saw £107 raised for the up keep of the chapel at Pershore cemetery.
The Easter event which took place at Pershore Naval Social Club was also held in dedication to the late Ted Annis who created the Branch in 2002 and is buried immediately outside the Chapel.
Branch Chairman Terry Brimmell said: “Pershore Town Council have done a marvellous job in restoring this quaint building that is an asset both to the cemetery itself and the town.
“We have been enormously grateful to use both rooms on the last two Armistice Days and Christmas remembrance services as a shelter from the bitter weather with a warm cup of coffee kindly provided.
“Buildings like this are an ongoing project to keep restored and we hope that this helps a little towards those costs, my thanks go to all the Royal Naval Association (RNA) and social club members who contributed and supported this raffle to help raise this money.”
Members of the RNA also agreed the distribution of their annual local charities fund for 2014 at their April meeting and heard how it was Ted’s wish to continue to support the children in the town and district.
Following on from supporting the town’s five schools last year, this year £200 each was awarded to Defford Cum Besford First School, Drakes Broughton First School, Elmley Castle First School, Eckington First School, Fladbury First School and Pinvin First School.
In addition, £500 will be given to St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester and £500 to the ‘Remember The Fallen’ organisation towards the upgrade of their new website which documents the names and details of all the casualties on the war memorials around the county.