Vale groups raise money for people affected by cyclone Idai

Members of the Wednesday Club in Waddesdon and the Monday Club in Fairford Leys raised funds for those affected by cyclone Idai through a name a duck competition
Members of the Wednesday Club in Waddesdon and the Monday Club in Fairford Leys raised funds for those affected by cyclone Idai through a name a duck competition

Two groups from Aylesbury Vale have raised £52 through a name a duck competition for people affected by cyclone Idai.

The Wednesday Club in Waddesdon and The Monday Contact Club in Fairford Leys took part in a name a duck competition with funds raised sent to the Disaster Emergency Committee to be passed on to the people of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe who were impacted by a tropical cyclone last month.

The fundraiser was the brainchild of Paula Kinsella, the manager at the Wednesday club, who went to the charity shop and brought a fluffy yellow duck for £3.25.

Paula wrote 52 names on a sheet of paper and asked members of both the Wednesday Club and the Monday Contact Club to pick a name for £1 a go.

A total of £52 was raised, and the winning name was Flynn, which was chosen by Tess Magennis who is the deputy manager at the Monday Club.

Paula said: "One member of the Wednesday Club Doreen has a daughter in law from Malawi and it was with the daughter in laws family and country in mind that I decided we had to help.

"The generosity of all the members of both clubs really will help those in the countries affected."