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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

New members night for Lymm Round Table

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 join@lymmroundtable.co.uk   

Tags: 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

Duck Race is Top of the Bill

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 at 13:32:34

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

The crowds flocked to Lymm and District Round Table’s popular Easter Monday Duck Race, helping it to raise more for charity than ever before.

The family event amassed over £7,500 which will go towards worthy causes, largely thanks to the main sponsor – the Co-Operative Food at Cherry Lane – the support of local businesses and the general public. Along with funds raised from the race itself, Lymm Ladies Circle’s Easter Food Fest also added around £1000 to the charity kitty.

“Everything went according to plan and we couldn’t have wished for a better event – the sun even came out for us!” said Nick Elliott, organiser and Round Table member. “We’re eternally grateful to the Co-Op, the local businesses that stepped forward to sponsor us and those who bought a duck to enter the race. We now have the lovely task of donating lots of money to charity.”

The winning ducks were numbers 25 (first), 636 (second) and 305 (third), with the super duck winner named as Clinic Equilibrium and corporate duck winner The Sweet Shop. Each business will now nominate a charity of their choice to donate money to (£1000 for the super duck, £250 for the corporate duck).

Lymm and District Round Table are seeking charities and community groups to donate to – please email info@lymmroundtable.co.uk with your nominations.

Tags: lymm duck race, lymm round table, charity

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