Ian and Helen give community group early Christmas surprise

Ian Grant and Helen Sestan with the group at Mayer Hall (Credit: Asda)Two Radio Clatterbridge presenters have organised a special Christmas party for a local community group.

Coffee Club co-hosts Ian Grant and Helen Sestan used the event to surprise the Joseph Mayer Community Partnership with a cheque for £5,000.

The group was formed to save three buildings in Lower Bebington and preserve them for the benefit of the wider community.

"We're still trying to get used to the fact we've got £5,000 to spend! We're used to working with pennies and scrimping and saving." - Dennis Boyd, Chairman

Helen presents the cheque to group chairman Dennis Boyd (Credit: Asda)Through their roles as community champions for Asda, Ian and Helen presented the money from the Asda Foundation so the partnership can refurbish Mayer Hall into a community hub and host more activities.

"Dennis was totally stunned. We'd rolled the cheque up inside the cracker like a scroll, and when he unravelled it he was just speechless." - Helen Sestan, Presenter

300 people attended the Christmas party with entertainment by Ian and crafts made by Helen and some of the children.

They also arranged and helped set up a special Santa's grotto, complete with snow, reindeer and snowmen.

Ian takes care of the entertainment for the young ones (Credit: Asda)

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