Lynn’s £10,000 fund-raiser for injured soldiers

NDET 19-6-12 BWJ 7 Casa Staff Present Cash to 'Help For Heroes' L-R, Lian Bond, Tracy Thornton, Allan Jeffrey, Jon Smith, Lorraine Shaw, Lynn Jones, Siobhan Browes.
NDET 19-6-12 BWJ 7 Casa Staff Present Cash to 'Help For Heroes' L-R, Lian Bond, Tracy Thornton, Allan Jeffrey, Jon Smith, Lorraine Shaw, Lynn Jones, Siobhan Browes.
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A Chesterfield woman managed to raise over £10,000 in one night for the Help for

A Chesterfield woman managed to raise over £10,000 in one night for the Help for

Heroes charity, which supports injured soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

The charity ball was held at Casa Hotel by local resident, Lynn Jones,

who chose Help for Heroes as a close friend’s husband is a Colour Sergeant in the

Mercian Regiment and has served two tours in Afghanistan.

Lynn said: “I visited Casa for a friend’s wedding and knew it was the ideal venue for the charity

ball. I contacted local and national businesses for auction and raffle prizes so we could

make the event as memorable as possible and it really paid off.

“I never imagined we’d

raise so much for Help for Heroes, which is such a worthy cause, and I’m over the

moon.”

The impressive prizes included: hire of a private villa with a pool in Cyprus, an Apple

iMac, an overnight stay at the Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey with the use of an Audi

R8, hire of an apartment in Spain and a Mercedes SLK for one weekend.

Stuart Downham, Operations Director at Casa, said: “Congratulations to Lynn on raising

such an impressive amount for charity. It was well worth all of the hard work and we

were honoured that Lynn chose Casa to host the event.”