Fundraising fun night at The Flying Dutchman in Oulton Broad is hailed ‘fantastic success’

Players from the Flying Dutchman FC holding the number 6 jersey worn by Aaron Wright. PHOTO: Wayne G

Players from the Flying Dutchman FC holding the number 6 jersey worn by Aaron Wright. PHOTO: Wayne Greenhil - Credit: Archant

A fundraising evening in aid of a good cause has been hailed a 'fantastic success' by organisers.

More than £3,300 was raised following a night of entertainment and games organised by players from the Flying Dutchman FC in support of their teammate and friend Aaron Wright, following his diagnosis with a rare form of cancer, last year.

The event, organised by George Brooks, Tom Greenhill, Sam Grimmer, Ashley Varley, Ryan Clarke, Andrew Mason and Billy Greenhill, was held at The Flying Dutchman in Oulton Broad on March 18.

George, 23, from Wrentham, said: 'The evening was a fantastic success, the pub was packed all night with barely any room to move.

'We sold out of raffle tickets about two hours into the event.

He added: 'I know I speak on behalf of all the boys who were involved in organising it, when I say thank you to everyone who attended, bid, bought tickets and obviously all of the companies and individuals who kindly donated items for the auction and raffle - without them, it would not have been the incredible night it was.

'I'd like to say a big well done and thank you to Tom Greenhill and Billy Greenhill who were the real driving force behind bringing it all together and we all can't wait to see Azza back in a Flying Dutchman shirt on Sunday mornings when he beats this.'

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People enjoyed live music from The Someones, games, casino tables as well as an auction and raffle featuring top prizes including signed Norwich City FC and Ipswich FC football shirts and footballs.

Aaron, 22, said:' It was the most amazing evening full of entertainment and I feel so very lucky to have had such a brilliant evening organised with me in mind.

'I'd like to thank all of those involved in organising such a special evening, and to anyone that donated - large or small.

'Special thanks to The Flying Dutchman' pub, all the players of The Flying Dutchman FC, The Someones and Billy Greenhill, words cannot express my gratitude.'

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