Telford Centre organised this year’s presentation evening with representatives from the four Rotary clubs involved making donations to our chosen charities. After the dinner at the Ramada on 27th February, our own Peter Seaward who is chairman of the T o L committee thanked the many sponsors and helpers but particularly the donors who make this annual event such a success with a record £38,000 raised in the weeks before Christmas.
£19,000 was donated to the Severn Hospice while four other charities each received £4,750. They were nominated by the participatng clubs as follows. Telford Centre nominated the Alzheimers Society, Ironbridge the Telford and Wrekin Young Carers, Wrekin Headway of Shropshire and Wellington nominated Telford and Wrekin Young Carers specially for a befriending project. A successful evening was the unanimous verdict.
A report and photographs appeared in the Shropshire Star on Friday 27th February and may be viewed following this link: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/02/28/telford-rotarians-raise-38000-for-good-causes/
The first photograph shows Wellington President Elect Venn Davies making presentation to Young Carers Volunteer Co-ordinator Sue Puntis
The second photograph shows Chairman of Tree of Light Committee Rtn Peter Seaward, making presentation to Severn Hospice Appeals Director, Norma Ross. In attendance Rtn Jim Tranter, Treasurer of Tree of Light Committee.
The third photograph shows Wellington President Elect Venn Davies discussing the project funded by the Rotary Club of Wellington’s share of the Tree of Light campaign with Young Carers Volunteer Co-ordinator Sue Puntis.
The fourth photograph shows Chairman of Tree of Light Committee Rtn Peter Seaward with his wife Margaret at the culmination of the very successful Tree of Light campaign 2013.