Pier party tops £22,000

PUBLISHED: 05:50 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 09:59 24 May 2010

THE Weston Super Pier Party held earlier this year has been declared a huge success, raising thousands of pounds for a vital charity appeal. Hundreds of people turned up to enjoy the event, which was backed by the Weston & Somerset Mercury. The party was

THE Weston Super Pier Party held earlier this year has been declared a huge success, raising thousands of pounds for a vital charity appeal.Hundreds of people turned up to enjoy the event, which was backed by the Weston & Somerset Mercury.The party was held to raise cash for the Weston Super Kids Appeal, which is helping fund new children's facilities at Weston General Hospital.Appeal organiser Tom Baker has now totted up the total amount raised - £22,184 following a late anonymous donation of £1,000.The give-away of a Peugeot 107, donated by Howard's Group, raised another £15,508 for the appeal. It was won by great-grandmother Pamela Thomas, of Kingsley Road, Weston.Pier co-owner Rod Brenner said: "I was delighted the party raised so much for such a worthwhile cause."It's a pity the weather wasn't better and we could have danced outside, but maybe that might happen another time."One of the organisers, Michelle Michael, added: "I am delighted that our event was such a huge success, much of which has to be credited to all of the local people who helped us make the party unique. "It is even more pleasing to learn that the car sponsored by Howard's was won by such a deserving family."Mr Baker said: "The amount raised is absolutely fantastic. It's beyond my wildest dreams and I'd like to thank all the other organisers for their help.

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