Thousands of pounds raised for Royal Navy charity at Goodwood family fun day

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MORE than £12,000 was raised for a worthy cause at a family fun day during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Up to 2,000 people headed to Goodwood Motor Circuit to see a display of impressive cars and play games.

There were helicopter rides and live music on the day, which was held on Monday, June 4.

A total of £2,500 was raised for The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund through classic car rides organised by Sporting Bears Motor Club.

Donations and other events on the day boosted the amount raised to £12,000.

Two separate cheques for £2,500 and £10,000 will be presented to Monique Bateman, director of the charity, at its headquarters in Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, on Monday.

Clare Scherer, the charity’s event organiser, said: ‘There was a fantastic feel to the day with many bringing a picnic and joining us in our Jubilee street party.

‘People meandered around the craft stalls, entered the cake baking competition or made a crown as part of a wall hanging fit for a Queen.

‘The best of the crowns have now been made into a beautiful wall hanging which will be presented to the Queen.

‘With service families often apart for long periods this was an ideal way to bring them all together as part of one big family supporting each other.’

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