Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 15:48:57
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Charity, Fundraising
Lymm and District Round Table’s annual bonfire smashed its previous fundraising record after amassing a staggering £13,500 for charity.
This dwarfs last year’s record total of £7,500 and represents the most successful event in the Table’s 50-year history.
The popular event – sponsored by Kids Planet Nursery and held at Lymm Rugby Club – wowed the crowd with two fireworks displays, a range of food, refreshments and fairground rides. Lymm Ladies Circle, who served up some warming beverages, also raised over £700 for charity.
Bonfire organiser and Round Table member Rob Spurr said: “We are absolutely over the moon at the amount we have raised this year. We knew it was a busy night but never dreamed that we’d better last year by so much.
“A big thank you must go to everyone who came along, our main sponsors Kids Planet, the rugby club for hosting us and the traders who also provide a welcome contribution to the kitty.”
This year’s chairman, Chris Gorman, added: “To raise such a huge total in what is our 50th year is absolutely amazing. We have a great group of hard-working lads who have given up their free time to help out. Their commitment to the cause means a lot of charities and community groups will be getting a much-needed boost this Christmas.”
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Tags: lymm, round table, bonfire, charity, rugby club, fireworks
Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 at 08:55:40
Filed under: Lymm, Crime
A rogue trader carried out unauthorised work in a pensioner's garden in Lymm before demanding £600.
Salus Evergreen Jones, aged 35, of Two Acre Park, Walton, has been successfully prosecuted by Warrington Trading Standards.
Warrington Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday how Jones visited the 75-year-old man's home in Lymm on March 17 this year when he worked on trees and 'pressured' the victim iot handing over a cheque for £600.
The defendant returned a week later, and claimed to have carried out more work, but was told to leave. Jones provided false contact details to the victim.
Following a report from a concerned resident, the incidents were investigated by Trading Standards. Officers were able to trace the cheque written by the victim to identify and locate Jones.
A refund of £600 was ordered, and a fine and costs of £820 was imposed by magistrates. Jones has been recalled to prison as he was on licence at the time of the offence.
Following the hearing, Peter Astley, assistant director for regulation and public protection at the council, said: “Traders who use aggressive practices prey on the vulnerable will not be tolerated in Warrington and we will do whatever we can to curb this despicable crime."
Tags: roguem, trader
Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 at 06:28:24
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Charity, Fundraising, Village centre
Lymm and District Round Table marked this year's Remembrance Sunday by laying two wreaths at the Lymm and Oughtrington War Memorials.
Vice-Chair Graham Gowland (45) who served with 168 Pioneer Regt, RLC said: ‘Especially in the years of the Centenary of WW1, we wanted to mark the sacrifice of all those who have fought over the years to keep us safe’.
Matt Stevenson (34) who served with 4th Armoured Brigade commented: ‘Marking those that served before is important to me, and I always attend a remembrance parade, work permitting’.
Rob Spurr (26) who served with 150 Transport Regt (V) RLC added: ‘We are always looking for more servicemen to join the Round Table, and the camaraderie of Table reflects that which you find in the Services’.
Earlier this year Lymm and District Round Table commemorated the outbreak of WW1 by distributing hundreds of packs of Poppy seeds locally.
Round Table nationally is seeking any former servicemen, and offers them 6 months free national membership. To find out more about joining Lymm and District Round Table email email@example.com.
Tags: remembrance sunday, poppy, poppies, lymm round table, charity