Doncaster villagers get behind miners’ club fundraiser

NDFP - Rossington Miners Welfare Family Fun Day  B>F Tereza Petnikova age 10, Matej Petnik age 7
NDFP - Rossington Miners Welfare Family Fun Day B>F Tereza Petnikova age 10, Matej Petnik age 7
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Hundreds of people turned out to support a fundraiser in aid of one of the country’s last remaining miners’ welfare clubs.

Hours of wet and windy weather did not dampen the spirits of Visitors to the Rossington Miners’ Welfare Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Dozens of families donned rain macs, wellington boots and umbrellas to sample some of the weird and wonderful entertainment on offer at the fun day, held at the club on Westend Lane, Rossington.

Event organiser Carol Potts said the day had been a great success.

The 62-year-old added: “We’ve really felt like all of Rossington was behind us this year, which has been really moving.

“No-one’s let the weather stop them from having a good time!

“We’ve had scouts, cubs, girl guides, dance troupes, burlesque dancers – and so the whole village has had someone to support.”

The money raised at the event will go towards making some ‘much needed improvements’ at the club, which first opened its doors in 1926.

Carol said staff hope to raise enough money to refurbish its hall and its bar in time for the club’s 90th anniversary next year.