A British treat thanks to Shropshire companies
5th September 2016
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A quintessentially British afternoon was in store for a pair of friends as they got the chance to enjoy a vintage car ride.

Mrs Wells and her friend were taken on a spin in a 1936 Rolls Royce donated by Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors before enjoying afternoon tea at The Corbet Arms in Uffington.

The treat was won during a raffle at a fund-raising celebration held at St Giles Church in Wenlock Road, Shrewsbury. 

The day raised £1,300 in total through refreshments, stalls, the raffle and games, with beautiful flower arrangements also on display at the venue. Money will go towards church maintenance and a new sound system which will include a hearing loop and visual screens to improve the audio-visual experience for attendees.

Aubrey Kirkham, Owner of the Shropshire and Mid-Wales funeral directors, explained: “When we were approached about the fundraiser, we were more than happy to offer up our vintage Rolls Royce for the raffle prize winners.

“It was great to be able to drive Mrs Wells and her friend to their afternoon tea and we know they had a fantastic time. What was even better was knowing we had helped improve one of our local churches in Shrewsbury.”

The second part of the pair’s experience was an afternoon tea at the family-run Corbet Arms, donated by owners Susan and Dave Robson.

Rosemary Brookes from St Giles added: “Our thanks go to Aubrey Kirkham and The Corbet Arms for donating this brilliant prize, which no doubt helped us to raise even more with our raffle. The event was held to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday and we also held a special thanksgiving service.”

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