Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Record earnings for children’s charity

Record earnings for children’s charity

THE Chiltern Centre for disabled children in Henley has enjoyed its most successful year for fund-raising to date.

It raised more than £250,000 in the year to March 31, including a £16,500 donation from the Mark Benevolent Fund, which is run by the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, towards the refurbishment of the sensory room at the centre off Greys Road.

A group of more than 30 parents and governors from Trinity Primary School raised about £15,000 by cycling from Henley to Paris in a day.

Speaking at the charity’s annual meeting, chairman of trustees Paul Barrett (above, centre) said: “We will always be dependent on fund-raising to remain financially viable and while we have just enjoyed a year of feast, there is always the risk of a year of famine.

“We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters and never take their contribution for granted.”

The centre, which became a charity in 2004, provides respite care for children with physical and mental disabilities.

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