Winkle Club’s donation to Phoenix Fund

THE Hastings Winkle Club has made a donation to a fund set up in the wake of the recent blaze in Old Town.

The club, which is based in the Old Town, has given £500 to the Phoenix Fund, which has been set up to bring some comfort to the victims of the recent fire in Marine Parade. The Old Town Charity which has a 114-year-old history exists to help local good causes and has its HQ at the Fishermen’s Institute in All Saints Street.

Winkle Club chairman, Richard Read said: “Usually we give money away to a variety of groups and organisations at around the time of our AGM in April of each year.

“However,we always keep a reserve “pot” for urgent local needs.

“The fire victims needed help immediately and so we were able to respond. Our committee voted unanimously to donate £500 to the Phoenix Fund.”