Armchair travellers raise cash in Portsmouth for charity

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A GROUP of holiday enthusiasts got comfy in their armchairs to raise £2,750 for charity.

The annual Armchair Traveller event was held in the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth’s Guildhall banqueting suite.

Organised by film-making enthusiast John Haskell and Jean Cornish, the show was raising money for the Lord Mayor’s appeal and the Naomi House Childrens’ Hospice.

The event took place over three shows and saw 300 guests enjoy films of other people’s adventures to New Zealand, Venice, the Greek islands, Andalucía and on some Tyrolean trains.

Naomi House Childrens’ Hospice and the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth’s annual appeal will share £2,750 raised from the sell-out shows.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lynne Stagg, said: ‘It was a magnificent amount to raise. I can tell that a tremendous amount of effort was put into organising the event.

‘My thanks go to everyone who supported the shows and had such an enjoyable experience.’