A WOMEN'S Institute based near Wantage are celebrating after raising nearly £1,000 for a local charity.

The East and West Hendred's Women's Institute raised the money at a 'very successful and fun' quiz evening for Wantage's Independent Advice Centre.

More than 16 teams challenges for the top prize but the unfortunate group in last place had to settle for a booby prize of 'Duck Quackers’.

In total, the evening raised £850, which was handed over to Peter Harbour, Chairman of the Advice Centre, by Jennie Cosgrave, the local Women's Institute President. Members of both organisations attended the evening.

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Ms Cosgrave said: “We were so pleased to raise such a large amount for this fantastic charity.

"They do so much with a team of volunteers looking after, advising and transporting vulnerable people all over the area.

" They are always in need of more volunteers but we can do our bit to ensure this worthy cause keeps going."

The advice centre is run by a small group of volunteers who provide information services and advice from a small office in Falcon Court, near the Market Place.

In January of this year, the organisation again won the Richmond Village Charity choice of the year award.

For more information, visit wantageadvice.org.uk or email help@wantageadvice.org.uk

The East and West Hendreds Women's Institute meet at Snells Hall on the third Thursday of each month.