A club that lost three of its officers to cancer has raised £1,700 towards supporting the hospice where they were treated.

Maidenhead Conservative & Social Club held its fund-raising evening on Saturday to support the good works and extension plans of The Thames Hospice in Hatch Lane, Windsor.

Over Christmas and New Year the club lost to its president Harry Bird, chairman June Leeming and secretary Les Savage. All three were helped by the hospice.

The club held a 'cockney evening' of fun and music on what would have been late President Harry Bird’s birthday.

A raffle draw began the evening with the prizes being donated by club members and businesses from across the Thames Valley.

The Crown & Cushion and the Queen Charlotte from Windsor, From Maidenhead; The Bell, The Bear and Nash & Sons, from Maidenhead - and from Knowl Hill/Waltham St. Lawrence) the Bird in Hand and The Bell all contributed.

The fund raising evening also included a picture quiz which included club members and local celebrities amongst the puzzling pictures.

This was followed by an auction raising both smiles and money. The band “Pride of London” joined in by adding the cockled eels flavour to the evening.

The evening ended with the presentation of the cheque for £1,700 to Maureen Staley and Roger Moncad, fundraisers or 'champions' from the Thames Hospice.

The club is smack in the middle of PM Theresa May's constituency - and Mrs May has been a regular visitor and supporter.

Maidenhead Conservative & Social Club’s Entertainments Officer Donna O’Neill said: “We the club miss our friends but we are glad to be able to express our thanks for what the Thames Valley Hospice did to help.

"We hope our contribution goes a little way towards helping Thames Valley Hospice care for others in the future."