Carol float raises thousands so far

Rotary Christmas float with Tony Coombs and his wife Tracey raising money for Stoke Mandeville Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (Tony as Santa)
Rotary Christmas float with Tony Coombs and his wife Tracey raising money for Stoke Mandeville Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (Tony as Santa)

THE Rotary Club of Aylesbury has so far raised £7,000 for Vale charities.

The group aims to raise £10,000 through its nightly carol float parades.

The above picture is from last Thursday, when the float visited Southcourt in Aylesbury.

On this particular evening Tony Coombs and his wife Tracey, along with family friend Samantha Humphries, hosted the event in a bid to raise much-needed funds for the special care baby unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

It was their way of thanking the ward which donated clothes to the couple – after their baby daughter Charlotte was born underweight in February 2008.

Tony, Tracey and Samantha would like to thank all those that helped out to make the night possible – and say they will continue to raise money for the special care baby unit.

The exact amount raised by Tony, Tracey and Samantha will be unveiled in a ceremony in January – along with the total raised by the float over the festive period.

Click here for more about the Rotary Club of Aylesbury float and the times it is visiting different parts of the town