Almost £2,000 raised for Sportsaid at Louth’s Nottingham Building Society

Michelle Stocks (centre) with Rosemary Cheffings who knitted the items , Tony Hewson who won them with his two-year-old grandson Jack and his mum Lucy. Also pictured are two of Michelle's colleagues who helped fundraise, Julie Stocks and Elly Coughlin. EMN-150623-113236001
Michelle Stocks (centre) with Rosemary Cheffings who knitted the items , Tony Hewson who won them with his two-year-old grandson Jack and his mum Lucy. Also pictured are two of Michelle's colleagues who helped fundraise, Julie Stocks and Elly Coughlin. EMN-150623-113236001

The Louth branch of the Nottingham Building Society has presented a cheque of almost £1,900 to Sportsaid, a charity that helps young sportsmen and women to overcome financial challenges.

Customer advisor Michelle Stocks has been the fundraising figurehead within the branch, running the London Marathon in April.

Other fundraising events –including a Christmas tombola, guess the weight of the Christmas Cake, an Easter chocolate tombola, and bingo - have taken place in recent months.

A customer at the branch, Rosemary Cheffings, donated a hand-knitted blanket and cushion which was a prize in a recent raffle, won by Tony Hewson and his family.

Michelle Stocks said: “I received a lot of money from general sponsorship, and I had forms in work and my husband took forms to his work too.

“I truly have been knocked out by peoples generosity and am so grateful – and the best part is I got to do something I have wanted to do for a while, and run the Marathon and raise money for a good cause.”

Michelle also thanked local businesses that have donated prizes, and friends and supporters who ran or cycled alongside her during her training.

The total amount that Michelle raised, including online donations, was £1,972 - almost £500 over her target.