The Cowbridge Social Fund its final bingo night for this year on the 8th of December. It is evident that the event was well attended, as per usual. One of the grand prizes was a house during that evening. However, the Poppy Appeal won the jackpot. A huge cheque (both in sum and size) for £1k was presented to the Poppy Appeal Organiser David Howell by Colonel Basil Watkins. David Howell stated that he is very pleased to accept this donation for the appeal. He added that this shows what a successful year this has been for the Poppy Appeal, and it will also help raise their total for this year to over £19k. The social fund was established approximately six years ago, and the aim was to have bingo nights during every month, to help raise money for the Remembrance Day parade. Unfortunately, despite all of their efforts, they wanted to book a marching band for the parade, but it was not possible, so they donated the money they managed to raise to the Poppy Appeal. However, this is not the end of the line, they are still searching for a band and are confident that it will add a lot to this well-attended event. The Bingo nights are very popular and take place every month on the first Thursday, except for August and January at the Lesser Hall. The doors open at exactly 7 pm, and the game starts at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome, and there is even a light buffet provided. Keep reading our news segments for more interesting stories.