Thanks to the generosity of people from the Romsey and Chandler’s Ford area last Christmas, Romsey, Chandler’s Ford and District Round Table were able to donate a total of £6,000 to local good causes.
Since the end of its Christmas fundraising the Round Table team have asked local charities, organisations and individuals to apply or make nominations for funding, and 18 local good causes have benefitted.
These have ranged from supporting the annual tea party held by Romsey Fire-Fighters for the children of the Piam Brown Children’s Cancer Unit at Southampton General Hospital, to helping the Romsey Abbey Tree of Life café (a project providing advice, guidance and information for people living with mental illness).
Round Table Chairman, Brian Stickley said: “Last Christmas Round Table members performed Medieval Mummers plays in local pubs and restaurants and Santa Claus visited the homes of children in Chandler’s Ford and Romsey.
We were delighted and overwhelmed by the generosity and reaction of local people who supported our fund raising efforts, helping break previous records.
We recently hosted a presentation evening for the successful applicants and it was good to find out more about the work these local unsung heroes and worthy causes do for our local community.”
Among those receiving a significant number of nominations were Romsey Young Carers (who provide support and respite to young carers aged from five to twenty five and the Countess Mountbatten Hospice (for the compassionate service they provide to support over 3,000 patients and families per year with life-limiting illnesses).
The funds raised will be used for a number of projects including the Tree of Life café’s aim of raising £5,000 to develop an online resource that gathers together advice and signposts information currently only available face-to face. Catherine Carey from Tree of Life Cafe said ‘The money kindly awarded by the Round Table will go towards helping us to achieve this vision’.
The funds awarded to Jane Scarth House will be used to help cover the cost of a monthly Support Lunch Group run for those who have lost their spouse or partner to cancer.
Anne Campbell, Centre Manager at Jane Scarth House said, “Jane Scarth House is delighted to receive a donation of £300 from the Round Table. We really appreciate the continued support from Romsey & Chandler’s Ford Round Table.”
Want to join The 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 to enjoy a varied and exciting mix of sports, social activities and charity fundraising.
Visit their Facebook page:
Romsey, Chandler’s Ford and District Round Table.
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.
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