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Terrible turnout for race night fun
3:25pm Friday 30th August 2013 in Your Say
AFTER months of hard work writing to horse racing trainers, racecourses, jockeys and many other people, my dad Steve Cozze, who is not a well man himself, organised a charity race night on 2 August in memory of a dear brother, brother-in-law and a very special uncle, John Prichett.
But most of all to raise money for The Countess of Brecknock Hospice, where John passed away.
It was held at The Royal British Legion Club.
Jonathan Pratt, from the BBC daytime programme Bargain Hunt, kindly gave up his time to come along to auction off some fantastic prizes that dad had got from various trainers.
It was well publicised in the local paper, on Breeze radio, and even posters put up around town.
But on the night only 17 people bothered to turn out for what was supposed to be a very special night. Only five were outsiders, the rest were family. Also there was Sarah Redhead, director of the hospice.
We were all very disappointed with the turnout, as a great deal of friends said that they would be there but were not, and also we are disappointed with the people of Andover who for some unknown reason could not be bothered.
Anyway I am very proud of my dad and love him to bits.
But the family did get together and bought all the draw tickets and raised £300 for the hospice.
We would like also to thank the following for their help: Asda, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Shoe Care key and engraving services and Waterstones, who all kindly donated something, and a big thank you to Andrea from Ladbrokes who donated as well.
Kelly Gallimore, Apple Tree Grove, Andover