President Nick Charalambous welcomed the award recipients and guests to the meeting, observing that working with them on good causes encouraged and enhanced the club’s objective of serving at the heart of the community.
He explained that funding for the awards had again come from the traditional Christmas Santa Fun Run and Christmas Float Street Collections, in which several of the charities had helped.
Nick thanked the recipients who had helped with the street collections, noting that many of them were youngsters, for their enthusiasm and willingness to accompany the float. Some of them had turned out twice or more!
Award were presented by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Susan Doran. to representatives of the charities: Home-Start Spelthorne, Staines Shopmobility, 6th Staines Scouts, spelthorne_youth, The Phoenix Project and Transform Housing & Support . In thanking the club for their awards, the representatives gave the meeting a summary of their charity’s membership, activities and plans.
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