Gamblers take over the Cedars Hotel in Stowmarket for charity

Making money in aid of charity at a special gambling evening at the Cedars Hotel, in Stowmarket.

Making money in aid of charity at a special gambling evening at the Cedars Hotel, in Stowmarket. - Credit: Archant

Gambling fever took over the Cedars Hotel, in Stowmarket, as Las Vegas came to town in the guise of the Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley.

A Rotary Club is an unlikely promoter of gambling, but this was all in a good cause as 65 guests and their Rotarian hosts were given “funny money” to play on Roulette, Blackjack and Poker tables.

The cordon bleu menu of Monte Carlo was replaced by bangers and mash to enable as much profit as possible to be reserved for the supported charities and the evening proved a real hit with the punters with about £350 being raised.

The Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley are always looking for new members (both male and female).

They meet at the Cedars Hotel on Thursday evenings and anyone who would like to join can contact membership secretary Margaret Woollam on 07836 371500 or email margaretwoollam@yahoo.co.uk

Their website can be found at http://www.gippingvalleyrotary.org and they are also on Facebook.