Louth club raises £1,200 for children’s hospice

Treasurer John Liles presented the cheque to St Andrew's Hospice representative Kelly Uprichard. EMN-141017-100602001
Treasurer John Liles presented the cheque to St Andrew's Hospice representative Kelly Uprichard. EMN-141017-100602001

St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice has been given a £1,200 donation from members of the now-disbanded Louth Woodturning Club.

Treasurer John Liles, who was a member for 20 years, presented the cheque to hospice representative Kelly Uprichard.

Mr Liles trained as a woodturner straight from school and worked for some time at Ogle’s Sawmill, in Victoria Street, Grimsby.

Mr Liles said: “When you start off with a piece of wood and then put it through the machine, it comes out as something different and it’s really satisfying. The first cuts are quite crude and you’re proud of them, but as you get more proficient you become quite embarrassed at those first cuts!”

The money for the hospice was raised by selling off equipment and holding raffles. Cash was also donated to Alzheimer’s Research.