Community Service/ Fun Walk Bonus 2017

Bonus delaration at end September adds a further £671 to the £1,200 Patrick Rothon raised through his John Baron's Fun Walk back in May - making a total of over £1,800.

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Patrick's Stroll Earns Us A Fun Walk Bonus

We were able to add a further £671 to the £1,200 Patrick Rothon raised through his sponsorship in partaking in John Baron's Fun Walk back in May when the 'bonus pot' cheques were presented at the Anisha Grange old people's home on September 22.

This made a total of over £1,800 in all. The bonus pot added £55 for every £100 raised. A very worthwhile afternoon stroll, Patrick!

The presentation was attended by club vice-president, Les Sheppard and Margaret Fowler who were collecting a cheque on behalf of Christ Church to help raise funds for upgrading the church building to provide enhanced facilities for community use. First example of this is the new community cafe created in a small room within the existing church building. Nicely coincidental – it was officially opened by John Baron that same morning.

Thanked Volunteers

Over wine and nibbles, John congratulated the participants and sponsors for jointly raising  £120,000 for many local charities – a £10,000 increase on last year.  He also thanked the many volunteers who helped with the organisation and running of the event, of which president Peter was one, acting as a marshal.

He added that the total monies raised since the first Fun Walk was well over £900,000 and that, next year would see the total hit over a million. “I am looking to do something special to mark this, “ he said, “ so next year's event should be bigger and better than ever. And I'm sure someone from Billericay Rotary will be there.”