A BINGO night and raffle raised nearly £800 to help a terminally ill father take his family on holiday.
The Darby and Joan Club in South Street, Bourne, used its monthly bingo night to raise money for the Ketteringham Holiday of a Lifetime Fund on Saturday.
The fund was set up for Colin Ketteringham, 50, of Daisy Court, Bourne. Colin suffers from multiple system atrophy, which is a degenerative condition that doctors say gives him less than three years to live.
Colin wants to take his wife Louise, 36, and children George, eight, twins Jack and Chloe, seven, and Harry, 15 months, to Walt Disney World in Florida while he is still able.
More than 90 people turned up to support Colin on the night. A raffle with prizes donated by a range of local businesses raised nearly £400, and the bingo night raised about the same. The final totals are still being worked out.
Darby and Joan chairman Mary Holmes said: “It was a very good night. We do a bingo night once a month and when Colin rang up we thought we could use it to help.
“It’s something everyone like to go to and is easy to do. I am sure he will raise the money soon.”
To donate to the fund visit www.bournelions.org.uk.