Three charities receive funding

THREE local charities have received cheques for hundreds of pounds from the Rotherham Fairtrade Group.

Representatives from Rotherham Hospice, Blue Bell Wood Children’s Hospice and Coffee Kids took home a cheque for £400 at the Wharncliffe Restaurant at Rotherham College.

The money is from the proceeds of the annual Fairtrade Charity Dinner, held at the college earlier this month.

The dinner was attended by scores of dignitaries and Fairtrade supporters from across the area.

All the meals were prepared and served by students at the college, using only Fairtrade and locally produced food.