Following a £200 cheque presentation to The Wildheart Trust, members of Vectis 40s Vintage have now presented further £200 cheques to 3 other Island charities.

Taking place at The Pet Centre on Watergate Road, Newport and following a meal enjoyed by the Vectis 40s Vintage members at PCs Cafe there, Alan Williams from the group presented the cheques to representatives from the 3 charities.

Representing Shanklin Theatre were Janet Wardle and Viv Howell, Helen Sinclair and Martin Gomez represented Friends of the Animals whilst Dave Ford received the cheque on behalf of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

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All 3 charities thanked the Vectis 40s Vintage members, each representative saying how without help from groups such as this their respective work and projects would not succeed.

David Ford said how the air ambulance had made 49 trips during December 2021 with each trip costing nearly £3,000. Janet Wardle informed everyone that performances at Shanklin Theatre were up and running again after the pandemic, but it was an old listed building with ongoing upkeep and Helen Sinclair added that so many pet animals had been helped recently.

As previously reported, back in September 2021 members of the Vectis 40s Vintage group attended the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary for a weekend of fundraising. These events are nothing new to this group of like-minded people who enjoy the 1940s era, including its music, fashion and food, as they have raised hundreds of pounds for local charities over the years.

Formed by Alan and Sylvia Williams the group now has about 40 members who meet regularly whilst enjoying dressing in 40s fashion items. Some members study the history of the 1940s and group members are always willing to join in with other Island groups who enjoy this decade. Members also attend events with a 40s theme or offer speakers to organisations who would like to know more of this decade.

New members are always welcome and can contact Sylvia on 01983 296810.

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