THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised for the Oliver Newnes Memorial Fund.
Regulars at the Castrol Sports and Social Club in Whitby took part in a charity bike ride and a bowling match in memory of Oliver, who died in October last year at the age of two from an abscess on his brain.
A total of 23 members, including Oliver’s dad Craig, were involved in the 30 mile bike ride from Liverpool to Chester, raising a total of £4,000, of which £1,000 was donated by HSBC.
And Castrol regulars also took part in a charity bowls match which raised £1,500, with Barclays donating half the amount.
Mr Newnes said: “I thank both banks for their support, as well as HBOS who have also donated. The money from both events will be donated to the Neonatal Unit Milk Bank at the Countess.
“This is a cause close to our hearts as we had identical twin boys, Harvey and Samuel, in March.”
They were three months premature weighing 2lbs and 2lbs 9oz respectively, and spent one month in intensive care at the Liverpool Women's Hospital and two months in the Countess.
He added: “We are having a charity golf match on September 27 at Mollington Golf Course and hope to raise £20,000.
“The event is sold out and we are still looking for donations from companies for the raffle prizes.”
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