of Jenson Button's hat boosts Oaktree speedway fundraiser
fundraising night at Highbridge's Oaktree arena on Saturday (February
9th) raised more than £1,300 and was boosted by the auction
of a celebrity sportsman's cap.
auction of the hat signed by Formula One racing driver Jenson
Button attracted plenty of attention during the evening.
raised £220 in a raffle and when Oaktree owner Bill Hancock
was named the winner he decided to put it back up for auction,
raising a further £130.
of people attended the event, which featured entertainment from
local covers band Combyne Arvester.
Organiser Debbie Hancock told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We had
a great turnout and thank everyone who supported us. We are really
pleased to have raised a total of £1,364 for our Air Fence
hat was kindly given to us by Winston Hand, a big supporter of
the Rebels, whom we thank. A big thank you also goes to Phil,
our DJ, and the Combyne Arvester band who did a great job."
Oaktree is trying to raise £30,000 to buy a new air fence
which will allow it stage some of speedway's larger events, such
as the World Cup and Grand Prix Qualifiers, which would attract
large crowds from all over Europe.
Debbie Hancock with Rebels mascot Henry Atkins, supporter Martyn
Cox and clerk of the course Kevin Holl