A POPULAR festive occasion raised more than £7,000 for worthy causes.

During a street collection organised under licence by Nigel Nicoll, of The Rotary Cub of Denbigh, and as part of the all-Wales Roll The Barrel competition in Denbigh on Boxing Day, a total of £300.45 was collected.

This money, together with other amounts derived from raffle ticket sales and sponsorship of the event, totalled in excess of £7,500, which will be distributed to various charities over the next 12 months.

Roll The Barrel winners were: Junior boys, Alfie Hoyles (Henllan School); Junior girls, Ffion Jones (Ysgol Twm o'r Nant); Senior boys, Gwilym Williams (Ysgol Glan Clwyd); Senior girls, Freya Mesham (Denbigh High School); Men's championship, Gareth Owen (Llannefydd); Women's championship, Tina Hoyle (Denbigh); Team winners, Llion Edwards and Ioan Jones (Denbigh).

The raffle ticket winners were: 1, Eleanor Roberts (Llanrwst); 2, Gwyn Williams (Denbigh); 3, Beryl Jones (Denbigh).

The Rotary Club of Denbigh wished to say a big thank-you to all who supported last year's event.