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East Finchley Constitutional Club smashes target at fundraising race night for cancer charity

The charity event had a deeply personal link to the Club

A man in a dinner jacket compares a race night in front of a projected image of a racing horse
Compare Bill Harrigan auctioning off horses in the 9th race

East Finchley Constitutional Club held a race night on Saturday 7th October, raising over £4000 in aid of the University College London Hospitals Charity Cancer Fund.

The Club had set a fundraising target of £3000, which was easily surpassed in a packed night, compared by Bill Harrigan. Bets were taken on 8 races with half the money going to charity and half being paid out as winnings. In a final race of the evening, the horses were auctioned off with the generous victor donating their £100 winnings back to the charity.

Happy looking people stand shoulder to shoulder
Dave and Liz Garder and daughter Sam and members of the sub committee

The event was organised by Liz and Dave Garder and the East Finchley Constitutional Club Sub Committee. Liz cooked her famous curry for half time refreshments and Sally Rodohan made her delicious gammon and baked irish soda bread for everyone to enjoy.

The University College London Hospitals Charity Cancer Fund is particularly close to the hearts of everyone at the Club as it has been treating long time member and club Treasurer Dave for cancer since he received his diagnosis eight years ago. The Club wanted to give something back for the excellent treatment and support Dave and his wife Liz have received.

The Club has a just giving page for anyone who missed the night and would like to contribute

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