Fossils Community Club hand out over £2,500

Members of the Fossils Community Club that was based in Sutton on Sea for 12-years have finally hung up their fund-raising hats and recently presented their last £2,560 raised to a number of local causes.

Fossils Community Club

“The largest amounts were given to Skegness RNLI (£700) and the Louth and District Hospice, who received £750.

Over the 12 years the group ran, they managed to raise £89,000 for more than 30 good causes, with the money presented to local and national charities, plus individuals.

Michael Wellby set up the group in 2004, named The Old Fossils Gentleman Club, which was originally for men over the age of 55.

But when a number of the members passed away, their wives then took over and the group changed its name to the Fossils Community Club to include all the new female members.

Mr Wellby said: “I just want to say a big thank you to all of the past members for their support and all of the ladies who came on board.

“Plus a mention to everyone who has supported us and attended our events.

“After 12 wonderful years, now was the time to pack up.

“But it was great to be able to present these local causes with the last £2,560 we managed to raise.”