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The Heanor Rams Christmas Dinner was a huge success and a very enjoyable night for all who attended, (when they got there). Apparently the bus arranged to take all the revellers to the Royal Oak at Ockbrook was late in arrival, however this only added to the amusement. The guests soon settled down in their chosen places and the dinner was soon served very astutely by a well organised staff. Owing to the delayed start the entertainment began just before the dessert time  and so it was eat to the sounds of the “middle of the road” music served up by a competent guitarist with his own backing and light display. A little loud for some yet still enjoyable. There was twenty four raffle prizes handed out by courtesy of Mr Ian Buxton in his usual comical style, whilst our Chairman wandered around the room asking the guests to pull out of his Tesco carry bag a wrapped up raffle ticket. The were gasps of disapproval when all the tickets picked seem to be green yet this was sheer chance and (we are told) not pre arranged. Our eternal thanks goes to Sue Bellamy who sought some really nice prizes from various places such as the Crich Tramway Museum, Morley Hays restaurant, The West Midland Safari Park and Gullivers Theme Park. The Club donated a £100,00 and a £25.00 shopping voucher, whilst the guests donated chocolates, wine , beer and sundries to complete the list of prizes. The sum collated has not yet been announced yet. As soon as the money raised at the dinner and added to the £165.00 collected at the Quiz night is realised the announcement will be made. So, watch this space. Below is a list of the ticket numbers and prizes.

Pink 61-65 J.Whittaker £100.00 shopping voucher
Green 346-350 A Nicholl Morley Hay dinner for 2
Green 346-350 Claimed £25.00 shopping voucher
Green 56-60 A. Furffe Box of Milk Tray
Green 201-205 C Crawford  wine
Green 26-30 J Parker Ticket to Crich Tram Museum
Green A Walker Box of soaps
Green 256-260 A. McCauley Galaxy Choclates
Pink 171-175 K. Kirkman Speckled Hen cans of beer
Pink J. Plant 2 Tikets to Safari Park
White 376-380 J. Thackery D. Beckham deodorant
Green 331-335 D. Keeling Large box of jafa cakes
Green 276-289 J. Plant Bottle of Port
White 446-450 Milk Tray I. Gibbons
Green 521-525 V Nolan Bottle of Rum
Green 21-25 B Meakin Selection of beers
Blue 116-120 L. Brown Wine
Green J. Stanley Commemorative plate stand
Pink 210-205 Claimed Gin / tonic tasties
Blue 01-May Denman Bottle Baileys
Green 41-45 Jogesh Tickets /Gullivers theme park
Green 446-470 ? Dove for men gift box
Blue 371-375 L Giggs Fozs biscuits
White/Blue ? S. Allen  Jack Danials

19th December 2019

We have combined the monies raised by the raffle and annual quiz, and your wonderful donations have raised a total of £800.00 for Me&Dee, the local charity providing holidays for children with and their families with life limiting conditions, thank you for your fantastic support. We are most humble to everyone who sold so many raffle tickets for us. This is once again a record sum we raised for charity. Many, many thanks go to everyone who donated such wonderful prizes, and especially Zoe Bellamy for her magnanimous gesture to add the sum of £11.00 so that the total came to the £800.00. No words can express our eternal gratitude,


Hello Martin,

We just wanted to thank you for your donation of £800 for our 20/20 Vision Project; your support means so much to me&dee. Your listing has been added to our 20/20 vision page and your name will be listed within our ‘shareholder memory maker’ book as soon as the project is complete. You can keep up to date with how the project is progressing on our 20/20 Vision page.

Once again thank you for your support, we couldn’t do it without you.

‘Anybody can give something, anybody can make a difference’

Maria and Mark


Mee & Dee sent our club a Certificate of appreciation for the £800.00 donation we gave them for the excellent work they do for the under privileged children in the Ilkeston and district


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Along with the certificate they also gave us a nice letter of appreciation for the donation and thanking you all.


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