Fes­tive float fig­ure hits record heights

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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