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Swindon Caravan Club helps charity

Swindon’s Caravan Club has raised £1,000 for Prospect Hospice in the city, according to local reports.

The caravanners had never chosen to raise money before and chose the hospice as its first good cause because of its local significance.

Kevin Legg, treasurer at the club, told the Swindon Advertiser: “We ask local public houses to provide us with promotional meals as well as asking local firms for donations.

“Prospect Hospice was the obvious choice. We are all local people and you never know when you might need it.”

The club organised a range of events, including table-top sales, auctions and book fairs during 2006.

The club’s 80 members also managed to arrange for pubs to agree to auction off meals and raised further cash on weekend trips away.

Prospect Hospice provides specialist care for people living with life-threatening illness and their families free of charge.

In excess of £3 million is required to fund the services that the hospice requires.

This year the club is set to raise money for the Cancer and Leukaemia Movement, which is also locally based.

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