Month: February 2009
Some of the money raised by Long Eaton Round Table’s popular Bonfire Night in November 2008 has helped 1st Breaston Scout Group towards the cost of replacing some of their camp equipment.
Treasurer Ian MacNamee said “On behalf of the Exec Committee and all Scouts, I’d like to pass on thanks for the kind donation of £250 to the Group by Long Eaton Round Table. The donation is much appreciated”.
Long Eaton Round Table have donated a further £1800 from monies raised by their 2008 Three Peaks Challenge, this time to Macmillan Cancer Support, an organisation dedicated to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Macmillan provide practical, medical, emotional, and financial support. They address concerns such as how will I get to my hospital appointment? Who will walk my dog? How will I pay the bills when I can’t work? Who will listen and understand?
Helena Curtis, Fundraising Manager for Nottinghamshire praised the club saying “This is a fantastic achievement – we are most grateful!”.
Monies raised by the club’s 2008 Three Peaks Challenge have been donated to a number of causes including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A donation of £1800 helped grant 12 year old Bethany’s wish to watch the premier of ‘Camp Rock’ at the Royal Festival Hall. Bethany is from Cornwall and is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In addition to granting her special wish, Make-A-Wish was also able to give Bethany and her family a trip of a lifetime with a visit to the London Eye and a river cruise to see London’s famous sights.
Bethany said “Thank you very much, I really appreciated it. It was a dream come true”.
Long Eaton Round Table is pleased to announce a donation of £500 to support Draycott United Football Club Under 14’s expedition to Uganda later this year. Whilst out there they will be levelling a pitch which means hiring a generator & power tools, taking out their funds raised to buy stationary for a school and to buy clothes for a children’s orphanage.
Here are some photos of the highly successful skiing trip taken by some members of the club, courtesy of Vice Chair Mr Elm. Just click on them to see larger versions.