The North Devon Skittles Charitable Trust is holding its annual charity auction, draw and skittles competition at Barnstaple Football Club this Friday and all are welcome.

The popular event starts at 7pm and all proceeds will go towards buying new equipment for the paediatric department at North Devon District Hospital.

There will be a six ball, front pin, skittles competition for both ladies and men, with £100 in prize money.

An auction of promises starts at 8pm and a grand draw will take place at 9pm. Organisers would still like to hear from any companies or individuals willing to pledge lots of goods or services for the auction.

The aim is to raise £5,000. Since the trust began in 2001, it has raised around £41,500 for different departments at the hospital.

For more information and tickets call Mick Locke on (01271) 376387.