Loddon Vale Rotary thanks the citizens of Woodley, Earley, Twyford, Winnersh & Sonning for their generosity in achieving mega Christmas float collection.
For the past 45 years Loddon Vale Rotary Club has provided much-needed pieces of magic at Christmas time with its colourful Christmas Santa and sleigh touring the streets of the patch and outside major stores to the delight of children and families in the area. This year was no exception with no fewer than 10 sleigh routes criss-crossing the conurbation and 6 static locations outside stores providing a wide opportunity for the children and families to enjoy Santa and Christmas carols in the prelude to Christmas. There were even occasions when Rotarians were heard singing requested Christmas carols without musical accompaniment to shoppers in local restaurants and stores.
These Christmas float collections (including the Prelude concert) are a main part of our annual charity fundraising effort and we are delighted to report that the generosity of the local residents has realised almost £9,500, which will be distributed to worthy local causes during 2019.
The Rotary Club of Loddon Vale (RCLV) would like to extend a massive thank you to the residents of Woodley, Sonning, Earley, Twyford, Winnersh and surrounding areas for their generosity in donating to the RCLV Santa Sleigh outside supermarkets and door to door collections.
At the same time, we would also like to thank Woodley Town Centre and local supermarkets for allowing us to collect outside their premises – Waitrose in Woodley & Twyford and Sainsburys in Winnersh – we really appreciate your support in this enterprise.
This fundraising activity goes towards supporting many local charities including Just Around the Corner, Addington School Thumbs-Up Club, the CommuniTrees project, the Friends of Woodford Park, the Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group Pantomime for children with special needs, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, the Berkshire Egg Run for the deprived and disadvantaged children and older people giving hope for young people in the community, Reading Launchpad helping the homeless, Reading Street Pastors and many, many more.
Rotary Club of Loddon Vale, Santa and his helpers would like to say thank you very much and hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.
The Rotary Club of Loddon Vale is a small, friendly club of men and women from Woodley, Sonning, Earley, Twyford and the surrounding area in East Berkshire. We are a part of the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, which is part of Rotary International, the world's largest service organisation. We have members from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and use our time, talents, skills and energy to improve the lives of people in our local community and around the world.
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