Distributing the funds we have raised

Mon, May 16th 2022 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Representatives from the charities we support were invited to our meeting on 16th May to accept the donations


Representatives from local charities attended our special Presentation Meeting on 16th May to receive our donations from funds raised in recent months.

We raised the money by means of our Santa Sleigh collections outside Asda and Morrisons in December, the Quiz and supper event in March and the St George’s Day Ball and Gala Evening held at the Cotswold Water Park Hotel in April.

In total, £14,500 was presented to 11 charities amongst which were

Swindon Women’s Aid
The Swindon Food Collective
The Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Tickled Pink
Young Lives vs Cancer
Swindon Carers
Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities

The President and some members of the Inner Wheel Club of North Wiltshire also attended our meeting to hand over their cheque to Swindon Carers.  The Quiz in March was organised jointly by us and the Inner Wheel Club so the funds raised were presented 50/50.

In the picture above, with our guest charity representatives are:-  
Kathy Hobson, the President of the Rotary Club of Swindon North & Thamesdown (3rd from the left)
Priscilla Winslow, the President of the Inner Wheel Club of North Wiltshire (centre), and 
Terry Williams, the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Swindon North & Thamesdown (on the right)

Here are some of the comments we have received: 

Thank you so much for inviting me and two of our swimmers this evening. It was very humbling to be amongst so many very worthwhile charities and to hear the fantastic work that they do. The two swimmers parents and I have used the Swindon Carers service and it was great to see their work recognised and rewarded with your donation. Grace’s Dad commented that he had used four of the charities recognised for their work tonight.
Paula Rutherford, Swindon ASC Para Swimming Squad

“Thank you very much for your generous donation. The last 12 months has seen our numbers rise to peak at 8,534 people being fed and over 102,303 tonnes of donated, non-perishable food being distributed.  Your donation is very much appreciated and enables us to help to tackle the reality of the poverty and deprivation being experienced by people in our local communities.”
Cher Smith MBE, Swindon Food Collective

“Thank you again for inviting us last night. It was lovely to meet you and our host Richard was a delight.”
Kelly and Shelley, Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities
 

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