Pride of the Isle cash proceeds confirmed

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The amount raised by the recent Lex’s Legacy Pride of the Isle Awards has been confirmed as £10,000.

This cash will be used to support work at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, along with other deserving Isle charities.

Proceeds from the glittering event held in Westwoodside this year amounted to £9755, and this sum was topped up to the £10,000 mark by an anonymous donator.

Chair of the Pride of the Isle committee, Leesa Sharpe, said after making the announcement via social media: “I am totally totally speechless! Thankyou all so much.”

It was the second annual community awards celebration, held in memory of the late Alexander Strong of Epworth.