Sharma hands over charity bet winnings

16th May 2019

Alok Sharma MP has visited Westwood Farm Community Pre-School to hand over the winnings from the charity bet he placed with Ladbrokes Coral on the Grand National champion Tiger Roll. Alok decided to donate his winnings of £225 to the pre-school to help with funding the restoration of their mud garden, which was recently damaged by a storm. The pre-school is fundraising to fix the garden for their children and will soon be holding a summer fete, to which everyone is invited.

Alok Sharma said: “I have been very lucky to win two years running with the Grand National Charity bet. Last year I donated the winnings to Guide Dogs for the Blind. This year I am absolutely delighted to support Westwood Farm Community Pre-School, who are working hard to raise funds to fix their mud garden. I wish the school and its supporters all the best in getting the garden fixed this year!”

Michelle Churchill, Chair of Westwood Farm Community Preschool added: “Huge thanks to Alok for his support, we are very grateful! We have a summer fayre coming up from 11:00 to 14:00 on the 13th of July on the field at Cotswold Park and welcome all who would like to support the school.”

Philip Cook from Ladbrokes Coral Overdown Road said: “We’re delighted to help out local communities, Ladbrokes Coral does a lot at a national level but for us as a branch, we’re always glad when we get the chance to get involved in the real heart of the community.”

Photos: Alok Sharma MP with Philip Cook from Ladbrokes Coral, and Michelle Churchill and children from Westwood Farm Community Preschool

Alok Sharma MP with Philip Cook from Ladbrokes Coral, and Michelle Churchill and children from Westwood Farm Community Preschool
Alok Sharma MP with Philip Cook from Ladbrokes Coral, and Michelle Churchill and children from Westwood Farm Community Preschool

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