Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Goring school's Lions charity boost
Published 08/02/13



GORING Primary School has been rewarded for helping the village’s Lions Club with its Christmas collections.

The school’s Parent Teacher Association has been given a cheque for £513, half of the money they helped collect.

The other half will be kept by the Lions’ Goring, Woodcote and District branch, which gives money to good causes in the area.

Every Christmas for the past 31 years, the charity has held a series of Santa’s sleigh processions around Goring and surrounding villages.

Participants sing carols and collect donations from the public along the way.

This year, it was considering cancelling the Goring parades because only 10 of its 18 members, many of whom are elderly, were fit to take part.

But 12 members of the PTA, including chairwoman Kate Doornik, saved the day by offering help.

Dressed as Santa’s elves, they picked up buckets and followed the parade around the village for three nights.

Their half of the proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the school’s swimming pool.

Lions President Chris Stevens, who handed the cheque over last Friday, said: “Without the PTA’s most welcome and enthusiastic help, Santa would not have been able to complete his tour of Goring on three very cold nights.”

Head teacher Angela Wheatcroft said: “It’s so wonderful that they’ve given us this money - it will be enormously helpful and we appreciate it very much.”

This Christmas, the Lions also carried out collections in Sonning Common, where they were helped by Shirehall Rugby Club, and Woodcote, where Beaver, Cub and Scout leaders joined them.

Both of these groups also got half of their proceeds, which totalled £1,026.30 and £1,009.12 respectively.

The Lions also collected £1,330.30 in and around Whitchurch, bringing their total to a record £4,391.18.

This is more than £1,000 above last year’s amount.

Anyone interested in joining the club can find out more at www.lions-gwd.org.uk.


Published 08/02/13

MOST POPULAR
Dog walker forced to scrub pavement
New shop front plan attacked
Video: Hundreds cram on bridge for reopening
Town centre defibrillator unveiled
Reprieve for shop front
New plans submitted for historic shop front
Florist is rising star at business awards
Leader of SODC passes away
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Town bustles during Literary Festival
Prince Andrew attends RAF Benson ceremony
Henley College praise students' achievements
Housing plan delay setback
Brakspear take over The Henley Brew House
Award for app that speeds up networking
Loan boosts skate park construction
Bron and Bird unite for Martini Days
Twins upset by theft of mountain bikes
Oasis garden wins Henley in Bloom title
Competition to showcase Henley photos
Video: Arson attack on bloom basket
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Hawks make it four in a row
Hawks hit top spot with bonus point win
Henley CC’s last chance to win ultimate prize
Scratch golfer hits seven birdies to win Cup
Five-star Chandler shines for Nuns
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717