LOCAL charities - 32 in total plus local good causes share in £13,000 Solihull Round Table give away in the presence of Mayor Councillor Ken Hawkins.
The money which had been raised by the generosity of local residents who attended the fireworks display and gave to the Christmas Appeal street collections was donated by Solihull Round Table for their 12 in 12 give away. Recipients included Heart of England NHS Trust, Olton Mere, ATC 492 Squadron, The Samaritans (Solihull), Marie Curie Big Build (Solihull), Ian Edwards Trust, This way up, Young Epilepsy and many more.
A celebration drinks reception was held at the Civic Suite Council Chambers, Solihull last Tuesday was attended by over 20 representatives of the charities and good causes who received a donation as well as the Mayor, Councillor Ken Hawkins, the Mayoress and Round Table National President, Jason Thomson.
Launched last April, Solihull Round Table set about raising funds at their annual free to enter fireworks display in Tudor Grange Park and their Christmas Appeal street collections with the aim of helping 12 local charities and good causes with a share of £12,000. Thanks to the generosity of residents, this was ultimately surpassed with almost £13,500 being donated to 32 charities and good causes, with donations ranging from s500 to s2,600. And as a thank you for expressing an interest and applying for a donation, each received £100.
"The initiative was a fantastic success," said Greg Meadwell, Chairman of Solihull Round Table, "it surpassed all expectations and it was great to hear from many of the recipients how the money had been used to make such a big difference to so many lives across the borough."
Proceedings concluded with Mayor, Coun Ken Hawkins thanking Solihull Round Table and all of the charities and good causes present for their work, for the benefit they have in the local community and for being a part of the big society long before politicians made it fashionable.
Round Table is often described as a social club with a conscience; the local club enjoy meetings regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month and recent events have included bike rides, abseiling, rock climbing, Disc (Frisbee) golf, and international trips as well as the community spirited activities.
If you are a male aged 18-45 and want to know more about what Round Table can do for you, and what you can do for your community, get in touch visit solihull.roundtable.co.uk