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Record Year For Lym Round Table

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 info@lymmroundtable.co.uk

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

Duck Race Back on the Bill

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 sponsorship@lymmduckrace.co.uk. If you would like to run a stall then email stalls@lymmduckrace.co.uk

Tags: duck race, charity, easter monday

Round Table Bonfire to Light Up Lymm

Posted by Chris on Thursday, 22 October 2015 at 08:49:25

Filed under: Events, Lymm, Charity, Fundraising

The Lymm and District Round Table are fired up for their annual charity bonfire, which returns on Saturday November 7th.

This year’s event is once again sponsored by Kids Planet Day Nursery on Eagle Brow and held at Lymm Rugby Club on Crouchley Lane. It will feature a children’s fireworks display at 7pm and a main fireworks display at 7:45pm. The doors will open at 6pm with the bonfire lighting at 6:30pm.

“We raised a record amount for charity last year – a massive £13.5k – so there’s certainly lots to live up to!” said Gary Parsons, organiser and Round Table member. “The earlier bonfire lighting went down well last year so we’ve stuck to the same format this time around, plus there’ll be the customary rides and food stalls.”

Tickets will be on sale by The Cross, Lymm, on the Saturday mornings preceding bonfire night. Advanced ticket prices are £12 for a family (up to two adults and two children), £6 for adults and £3 for children, while on the door charges are £15 for family, £7 adult and £3 child. 

For more information call Gary on 07968 771441 or email bonfire@lymmroundtable.co.uk

Tags: lymm, bonfire, fireworks

Charity money pours in at the Lymm Beer Fest

Posted by Chris on Sunday, 13 September 2015 at 06:31:15

Filed under: Events, Lymm, Festivals, Charity, Music and nightlife, Fundraising, Village centre

Lymm and District Round Table’s fifth annual beer fest has been an event to savour once again – both for the ale-loving public and local charities.

Over £4,000 was raised in total, as many attended the two-day festival sponsored by Warrington based Urban Building Projects Ltd, specialists in domestic and commercial building. The many cask ales, ciders and perries on offer at Lymm Village Hall, along with food served up by Lymm Ladies Circle - who also raised £475, ensured a good time was had by all.

Richard Storey, who helped to organise the festival, said: “The emphasis this year was on quality local ales and they were certainly well-appreciated by those that attended. We seemed to get the quantity of casks on offer spot on so drinkers had a great selection to choose from right until the very end.

“The main outcome of course is the money raised for charity and I’m delighted we can send thousands the way of worthy causes once again.”

If you would like to nominate a charity or community group that you would like the Round Table to consider donating to, please email charity@lymmroundtable.co.uk with more information.

Tags: beer fest, lymm, round table, charity

What a year for Lymm and District Round Table

Posted by Chris on Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 13:54:02

Filed under: Events, Lymm, Charity, Fundraising, Village centre

Lymm and District Round Table has raised a record amount for charity this year with over £20,000 donated to worthy causes.

The extraordinary total was raised from the proceeds of the Round Table’s main events throughout 2014/15 – the Beer Fest, Big Lymm Bonfire and Duck Race – and dwarfs the amount raised in previous years.

Outgoing chairman Chris Gorman said: “It’s been a hugely successful year and my thanks goes out to all our members who have given up their spare time to organise and deliver the events, plus the local community which has been as supportive as ever.

“Thanks to them we have been able to donate thousands of pounds to a number of worthy causes in Lymm and the surrounding area.”

The Round Table will be hoping for more of the same in 2015/16 and are already seeking charities, community groups and inpiduals to donate to.

New chairman Graham Gowland said: “Helping those in need is what the Round Table is all about and we are actively encouraging people to step forward and request a donation. We have appointed our very first charity officer this year in Tim Oakley who will be co-ordinating our donations and ensuring the proceeds of our event goes out to those who need it the most.”

If you would like to nominate a charity, community group or inpidual to donate to, email Tim at charity@lymmroundtable.co.uk

Tags: round table, lymm, charity, fundraising, duck race, bonfire, beer fest

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