Ladies celebrate youngsters’ fundraising achievement

From left, Anthea Rampling, Annette Beeton, Sylvia Woods, Nicole Pearce, 12, Val Reeves, Kiera Pearce, 19, Ann Hanson, Sandra Beeton and Rhoda Mee.
From left, Anthea Rampling, Annette Beeton, Sylvia Woods, Nicole Pearce, 12, Val Reeves, Kiera Pearce, 19, Ann Hanson, Sandra Beeton and Rhoda Mee.

A LUNCH club celebrated two sisters’ fundraising efforts at a jubilee tea.

The Burghley Park and Peterborough Ladies club turned their regular meeting into a royal celebration at the Orangery at Burghley House on Tuesday.

Club members enjoyed an afternoon tea and also awarded certificates to two sisters who organised a showjumping competition.

Nicole Pearce, 12, and her sister Kiera, 19, from Deeping St James, organised a show at Sissons Farm in Peakirk in April to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Nicole, who has Aspergers syndrome, decided to put on the event after her grandad died of cancer.

Club chairman Annette Beeton said: “The tea was fantastic. A lot of ladies got into the swing of things and wore their hats. It’s so lovely that the two girls were able to come.”