Sunday, 23 September 2018

Community groups unite at Round Table reception

CHARITIES and community groups which have been helped by Henley Round Table over the past year

CHARITIES and community groups which have been helped by Henley Round Table over the past year attended a reception.

About 45 people were at the event at the Hotel du Vin in New Street, Henley, including representatives from the Henley Regatta for the Disabled, Henley Music School, Henley guides, Henley Youth Festival, the Henley Youth Choir and Henley Rowing Club.

Also present were delegates from Bishopswood Special School in Sonning Common, Riding for the Disabled Association’s Wyfold group, learning disability charity Pursuing Independent Paths, the Helen and Douglas House youth hospice near Oxford and World Challenge Expedition.

They are among the organisations that have benefited from the £5,500 raised by the Round Table in the past 12 months.

Guests, who included Deputy Mayor Jeni Wood, enjoyed a drinks reception and took part in a raffle which raised £400 and a silent auction. Round Table chairman Nicholas Woodthorpe formally handed over to George Thomas at the end of the night.



Dr Woodthorpe said: “We raise lots of money through our annual May fair, November fireworks and Christmas floats but we don’t always find out how our donations have helped.

“This was a great chance to meet those organisations and everyone seemed really happy. We’re definitely going to do it again.”



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