This is the second year that Ingatestone Rotarians have held a Christmas collection for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Sainsbury's Springfield store and both have proved to be very successful, with 2,752 raised last year and £2,601 on Saturday 20th December. Thanks to the generosity of Sainsbury's customers and, of course, to Sainsbury's for allowing us to carry out the event.
Very many thanks go to to all 25 volunteers who participated in the collection and particularly to Andrew Clarkson and Ron Went who both performed sterling service as Santa, for a total of five hours each.
We had a total of 25 members and wives working in teams throughout the day, comprising Santa with a handful of his snowmen helpers, who distributed the contents of 19 tins of Celebrations and Quality Street to Sainsbury's customers. This gesture seems to have been well received and, no doubt, added to the fun of the occasion.
I think we were all generally of a view that today's footfall through the doors was a bit lower than we might have expected at this time of year and we were therefore delighted that, overall, we still collected a sum of £2,601 which will be sent to Macmillan Cancer Support. This also means that, over the seven years the Rotary Club of Ingatestone has been carrying out its Christmas supermarket collections for Macmillan, the club has managed to donate to them a total of £15,202.
Well done to everyone.
Apart from organising such a successful fundraiser, Ron Elliston still had time to take a few photographs, which give a small taste of us of in action at Sainsbury's. Apologies from Ron to all those unrecorded volunteers on whom his lens failed to alight.
twitter - https://twitter.com/RC_Ingatestone
more Presented to 4 local Junior schools
more Installed on Sat. 9th May 2020
more Report & photos under Community & Vocational Section
more Filled by IAES pupils
more Margaretting school pupils love their new dictionaries
more Clearing pond weed and renovating the water system
more in conjunction with Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council
more Christmas 2017 The Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who gave so generously to their 'House-to-House' Collection in Ingatestone, Fryerning, Margaretting & Mountnessing and at the Station.
more The Rotary Bar
more Listen to what Rotary is about locally - 17-01-16
more Saturday 19th December 2015 - at Sainsbury's, Springfield Store
more February 2014
more Shoeboxes filled with gifts by Anglo-European students
more Event was held in St. Edmund and St. Mary Church, High Street, Ingatestone from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
more Rotary Life Education Essex
more The 3rd Village Litter Pick Day, organised by Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council, took place on Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 10:00 am till Noon
more Filled by Ingatestone Anglo-European students
more Dictionaries 4 Life Presentations
back Our Community Committee arranges projects for the local community