Thanks to the generosity of the people from Romsey and Chandler’s Ford, over £6,000 has been raised in the run up to Christmas.
Now the funds have been raised, Romsey, Chandler’s Ford and District Round Table are looking for nominations to decide how the money is best allocated.
So if you know someone or a cause that deserves our support, please let them know, by completing an application form at Romsey, Chandlers Ford and District Round Table (Facebook page) by Sunday 10th January 2016.
Last year Romsey, Chandler’s Ford and District Round Table gave grants ranging from a bike trailer to help a family with a daughter with complex learning and medical needs to buying a canoe for the Chandler’s Ford Scout Canoe Club.
“So think big, and let us know the unsung heroes and good causes in your community.”
This was the best Christmas fund raising total to date, with records being broken by the Santa Sleigh fundraising which was helped this year by Naomi Reading The Romsey Carnival Queen and Romsey Fire Station joining Santa on his rounds.
Round Table members were delighted and overwhelmed by the generosity and reaction of local people.
After Santa had visited her street, a mum from Chandler’s Ford wrote to the group, “My daughter was very happy and excited to see Father Christmas. Thank you for stopping to say hello to every single waiting child. The children were mesmerised.”
Local people donated £2,664.01 to The Round Table team performing Medieval Mummers plays in pubs and restaurants around Romsey and Ampfield.
Special thanks are due to all those who donated, and the venues who allowed the performers to ‘perform’ our play, especially The White Horse, Keats Restaurant and The Potters Heron – Ampfield, plus Purbani, and The Old House at Home – Romsey.
Santa Sleigh Organiser and Chief Elf Ross Knapman said, “I would like to thank all members of our team for throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the fundraising effort.
A huge thank you specially to Garry Lee, a veteran of many years, who managed to attend nearly every Santa Sleigh collection and Mummers performance, over a 3 week period, often undertaking both the Mummers plays and Santa Sleigh collections on the same night. We couldn’t have done so well without him.”
Why not join Romsey, Chandler’s Ford and District Round Table?
(Ladies, looking for an excuse to get your husband off the sofa and out and about doing something worthwhile?)
The Round Table are a group of guys (aged from 18 to 45) from the local area who get together every other Tuesday evening and enjoy a varied and exciting mix of sports, social activities and charity fundraising. In the past year these have included sailing, orienteering, gliding, camping, zorb football and kayaking.
They meet all year round, but have a short break over summer.
More than a few beers and curries have been consumed, and the laughs have been non-stop!
If you think this might appeal to you, why not come along and meet the group at a future event. You just need to send them an email with your contact details at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Romsey, Chandler’s Ford and District Round Table (Facebook page) to find out more.
The Round Table is one of the world’s largest voluntary clubs for men, offering 18–45 year olds the chance to have a great time whilst making new friends, trying new activities and supporting their local community.
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