Posted by Chris on Sunday, 22 May 2016 at 06:22:58
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Charity, Fundraising
The Lymm and District Round Table has donated a record amount for charity this year with almost £25,000 making its way to local causes.
The impressive total was raised from the proceeds of the Round Table’s three main events – the Easter Duck Race, Big Lymm Bonfire and Lymm Beer Fest.
Outgoing chairman Graham Gowland, who has also recently become a Lymm Parish Councillor, said: “It's been a great year for Lymm and District Round Table – we've grown in numbers, with 26 active members helping to raise and donate such a vast amount to local good causes in the last year alone.
“We couldn't do this without the support of local businesses, and of course the public coming to our fundraising events. I look forward to handing over the reins to our new chairman, Ian Newhouse, who I’m sure will continue to adopt, adapt and improve what we do. It's certainly been a great year getting to know, through their support, some of the amazing local organisations that make Lymm and district such a great place to live.”
The causes to have benefited from the Round Table’s donations include Action for Sick Children, CAFT, Walton Lea Partnership, Wolves Foundation, Express Arts Youth Theatre, Contact the Elderly and the Mid-Cheshire Samaritans.
For more information on Lymm and District Round Table visit www.lymmroundtable.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pic: Round Table members celebrate their record year around the Cross…(l-r) Ian Newhouse, Graham Gowland, Al Priest and Ed Gough.
Tags: lymm round table, charity, fundraising, duck race, bonfire, beer fest
Posted by Chris on Saturday, 05 March 2016 at 08:17:38
Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Charity, Fundraising, Village centre
The ever-popular Lymm Duck Race returns on Easter Monday (March 28th) thanks to Lymm and District Round Table.
Kindly sponsored by the Co-Op food stores once again, the race starts at 12.30pm with children’s entertainment and stalls, plus the ‘Easter Food Fest’ on Henry Street car park – next to the youth and community centre – all open from 10.30am.
“The Duck Race has helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity over the years so we’re determined to keep the momentum going and put on a good event for the local community once again,” said Nick Bond, organiser and Round Table member. “We’re hoping for a good day weather-wise and we encourage everyone from Lymm and beyond to come down and cheer on the ducks!”
Racing duck tickets can be bought online at www.lymmduckrace.co.uk - normal duck tickets are priced at £1, with corporate ducks £30 and super ducks £60. The first normal racing duck over the line receives £100, second place £50 and third £25, with the winning corporate duck nominating £500 to a local charity, and the winning superduck nominating £1,000.
Alternatively, tickets are on sale by The Cross, Lymm, on the three Saturdays preceding Easter Monday and you can also buy them on the day.
If you are interested in sponsorship then contact Rik Wilson on 07766 461944 or email@example.com. If you would like to run a stall then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: duck race, charity, easter monday
Posted by Chris on Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 06:15:27
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Charity, Village centre
Lymm Round Table is holding a new members night on Friday February 26th, 8pm, at Lymm Village Hall.
The event will give the opportunity for those thinking about joining the Round Table to find out more, meet current members and enjoy some free food and the odd drink or two.
Membership officer Chris Gorman said: “Lymm Round Table is one of the most buoyant in the region with plenty of members who help to run our main events – the beer festival, duck race and bonfire – and also come down to the many social events we arrange.
“There’s always room for more though and this event will give guys the chance to see what we’re all about. There’s no obligation to join, but there’s certainly no harm in coming down to learn a bit more about the Round Table.”
For more information about the event call Chris Gorman on 07786 656743 or email email@example.com
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