Festive float figure hits record heights
AMERSHAM Round Table celebrated a record year of Christmas Float fundraising when members recently presented charities with the money they collected.
The Round Table Christmas Float is a tradition that has been running more than 30 years.
Members go out most evenings throughout December, bringing Christmas cheer to families across Amersham, Little Chalfont and Chesham Bois with a visit from Father Christmas on a decorated float, playing Christmas carols.
Many families and children save change throughout the year to give to Father Christmas when he pays his annual visit.
This year the float helped 16 charities, raising a record total of just under £8,600.
The presentation took place at the Market Hall, in Amersham, on Thursday February 4, when representatives the
of charities and community groups involved gathered to receive a certificate and a cheque each.
Vice-chairman of Amersham Round Table Kevin Murgatroyd thanked all the groups involved and spoke of how pleased the group was with 2015’s total.
He said: “We’ve raised more than £1,200 more than last year – a record year for us.
“Thank you to all the charities and community groups involved, to the members of Round Table who went out night after night, but mostly to the families across the area who gave so freely.
“Many groups will now be able to do more and help more because of that generosity.”
For more information about Amersham Round Table or the Christmas float, contact president Mark Brown by emailing markbrown200@hotmail. com or media officer Nigel Baker by emailing nigelbaker1999@yahoo. co.uk.