It’s all over for yet another year- and there was no crying, with the exception of tears of joy.
Eleven local charities, voluntary organisations and good causes have all received cheques totalling the huge sum of £4,500.
The cash pot was put up by Caledonian Produce of Bo’ness for the third year running, and proved yet again to be a very succesful competition, with nearly 30 entrants all fighting for a place in the final and a share of the prize fund.
The company, who are the largest employer in Bo’ness, with over 1200 employees, raises funds for good causes by donating money made in the staff shop, a sizeable proportion of which is given over for the Christmas Cracker competition’s prize pot.
The first prize winner this year was St Michael’s Day Care Centre, Linlithgow who walked away with a cheque for £2,000.
Bert Lawson, chairman of the group, said: “We are hugely grateful to Caledonian Produce and the Journal and Gazette. This money couldn’t have come at a better time for us as we need to replace some worn carpeting with a specialised non-slip surface. As a charity we are reliant on the goodwill of others and this £2000 will go a long way to meeting the cost.
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