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Event in aid of Jack’s Journey at The Wicked Witch in Ryhall


Hundreds of pounds will hopefully be raised at an event being held this weekend.

Maureen Pettener is organising the event at The Wicked Witch in Ryhall on Sunday from 4pm.

Money raised from the event will go to help six-year-old Jack Rickard, of Barnack, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

His family have launched an appeal to raise £60,000 to help Jack have life-changing surgery not currently available on the NHS.

At the event on Sunday, local band The Broken Stones will be playing live with Disco Eminence also providing dance music.

The Wicked Witch is also providing food for guests so all the money from the entry fee will go towards Jack’s Journey. Hindmarch garage has also sponsored the event.

Since setting out to organise the event, Maureen has been overwhelmed at how quickly it has grown.

Thanks to the generous support of local business, she so far has 47 raffle prizes, 36 tombola prizes and 14 auction lots. An associate of Batemans will be conducting the auction.

As people enter the pub they will be asked to donate a minimum of £5 to come in. This automatically allows them food. Raffle tickets are £1 each (£5 for a book of five).

Maureen is hoping to see as many people there as possible. She said: “It’s going crazy but that’s wonderful as we will hopefully raise lots of money!”

If anyone cannot make the auction but would like to make a bid, please phone Shona on 01780 740713.

The auction prizes are:

1 4 VIP tickets to see a Manchester United match (2016/2017 season) to include drinks and a 5 course meal. Kindly donated by Zeeco Europe Ltd

2 VIP “Family” Visit to Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Royal Air Force Coningsby Kindly donated by OC BBMF

3 Dameon Clarke (Chef at the Wicked Witch), to cook a meal at your home for up to six people within 10 miles of Ryhall.

4 A barbecue for up to 40 people at your home. Kindly donated by Blazing Barbecues

5 A Two Nights stay for two, including Bed and Breakfast at a Marston’s Hotel.

Kindly donated by The Wicked Witch

6 Alan Shearer Newcastle United signed shirt. Kindly donated by Jane Hinsley’s family.

7 A Two Night stay for two, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at The Grosvenor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon.

8 Peterborough Football Club Team (Blue) Signed Shirt. Kindly donated by the club

9 Painting by Local Artist John Hastings

10 2 Radley Bags, 1 Large and 1 Small, Kindly donated by Jane Hinsley’s family

11 Peterborough Football Club Team Signed Shirt (Red Away Shirt). Kindly donated by the club.

12 Two annual tickets for Imperial War Museum Duxford. Kindly donated by a Ryhall


13 Chateaude Laubade Cognac and two glasses in presentation box. Kindly donated by

Jane Hinsley’s family.

14 Peterborough Football Club Team Signed Shirt (2nd Away shirt- black). Kindly donated by the club.


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