LUCKY raffle winner Keith Shayshutt had the enviable task of being able to choose his prize from three paintings.

North Wootton artist Malcolm Brown agreed to donate a painting for the Mayor’s Charity.

West Norfolk Mayor David Whitby was delighted and organised a licensed raffle with the one of Mr Brown’s paintings as the prize.

Mr Shayshutt, of Fakenham, was presented with his prize on  Monday and chose a Norfolk Broads boating scene.

The raffle raised £400 for Mr Whitby and his wife Linda’s chosen charity, the King’s Lynn-based Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company.

So far, the couple have raised £6,500 and they hope to net around £10,000 by the end of their year in office.

Mr Whitby said: “One of the main reasons we decided to help the Lavender Hill Mob was because they are such lovely people and they are all volunteers.”

The charity brings together a whole spectrum of people regardless of ability. The volunteers are working towards achieving their ambition of their own purpose-built theatre.

Mr and Mrs Whitby have another charity fundraising event on April 20 which is a dinner at Lynn Town Hall. Tickets cost £50.