Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Parish newsletter delivers £11,000 to good causes in year

GORING’S parish newsletter donated £11,030 to good causes in and around the village last year.

Goring Gap News, which is delivered free of charge to every household each month, is run by volunteers on a non-profit basis and gives a share of its annual surplus back to the community.

This year’s biggest donation was £2,500, which went to the 1st Goring scouts to pay for soundproofing at their headquarters at Storton Lodge, off Icknield Road.

The Mobility Issues Group for Goring and Streatley received £2,000 towards its campaign to widen the pavement in Wallingford Road on the approach to Goring station.

The same amount was given to the trustees of Goring village hall to fund the refurbishment of the building’s clock tower. The work, which cost £39,000, has been completed but the trustees need to replenish their savings.

Another £777 went to the South Central Ambulance Service to equip the village’s community first responders with a defibrillator.

The Goring Robins girls’ football team received £500.

Goring Parish Council was given £422 to pay for last year’s Christmas decorations and the Goring Gap Business Network received £250 to entertain visitors from Goring’s French twin town of Bellême.

Goring library received £90 for a printed commemorative photograph album.

The rest of the money went to good causes in Streatley.

Organisations wanting to apply to receive grants this year should send an email to pbradstock@mac.com

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