Variety target is near

October 27 2017

FUNDRAISERS from in and around Downend are edging closer to their goal of collecting £18,000 to buy a minibus for underprivileged children.

FUNDRAISERS from in and around Downend are edging closer to their goal of collecting £18,000 to buy a minibus for underprivileged children.

The team are all supporters of the charity Variety and have been organising various events in the area to boost coffers.

Their latest fundraiser was a sponsored walk led by Emersons Green resident Andy Hunt, who is manager of the Kingswood branch of Swinton Insurance, and Downend's Dave Hook, who has been made a Variety Ambassador in recognition of his sterling fundraising efforts.

The team walked from the English side of the Severn Bridge to the Chepstow branch of Swinton and back, raising an impressive £1,160.76.

Team member Tracy Hook said: "This brings our total raised to date to over £13,000 so the goal of £18,000 is getting closer.

"Andy Hunt and his team at Swinton Insurance have been so supportive throughout our fundraising events for the bus and we are so grateful. They truly are a great team."