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Thousands raised at sporting fundraiser

Posted onPosted on 12th Mar

A group of businessmen helped raise £3,000 for local sportspeople at an annual fundraiser.

The Armchair Club’s Question Of Sport-style evening at the 1861 Suite, Mansfield Town FC, featured 18 teams from local companies, including Mansfield Town FC, Linney, John Sankey, NatWest, Hopkins Solicitors, H Martin Waste, Alfreton Insurance, Barclays, Edwinstowe Plumbing, Collins Wealth Management, the NewsJournal, Adkins Sinclair, SP Fabrications, The Mortgage Zone, Tyler Bothers and the Mansfield Christmas Lights team.

Radio presenter Stewart Nicholson compered the fundraiser, which has been held annually since 1999.

Money raised will be donated to local sportspeople and sports clubs.

The quiz, as always a competitive affair, was won by Collins Wealth Management.

Mike Collins and his son, Ben, pictured, led the firm and they are pictured, with their team, enjoying the celebration.

The Armchair Club was created more than 35 years ago by a small group of Mansfield businessmen to raise much-needed funds for able-bodied and disabled local sportspeople in need of additional financial support.

The unique group has since raised and donated more than £200,000.

A spokesman said: “The success has been achieved through the generosity and support of local people attending fundraising events.

“The objective of the events is to help the club raise funds to be invested back into the local community to give talented young people an opportunity to grow and develop their own sporting abilities.”

Grants are available to young sports people and clubs based in Mansfield or Ashfield area.

Further information and contact details are at www.armchairclub.org

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