New float in memory of Neville Taylor helps raise thousands for Whittlesey Round Table.
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A new float built in memory of a fellow round tabler has helped to raise more than £6000 for local charities.
The 50th year of Whittlesey Round Table spelt the first full year of the newly named Neville Taylor Float, a popular member of the town’s round tablers who died two years ago.
Stephen Stone said: “Round Table would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the residents of Thorny, Benwick, Turves, Coates and Eastrea and all of Whittlesey who have helped us raise the money for the local community over the years.
“We distribute your generous donations right back into the local area and over the years we have donated to the Whittlesey Juniors Football Club, Netball Warriors, all the schools, Eastrea hall, students from Sir Harry Smiths school who go on projects to help those in need all over the world and Shannon Corr and a third of the money goes into the senior citizen party which Neville Taylor helped to start up and is still going today.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to make a special thank you to Kevin Wright who has been driving Santa for over twenty years and Sharon Weston who has made a huge contribution and has helped us with Santa. We also like to thank Boon’s Transport for all the help they have given us over the years.”
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Thanks were also sent to the 41 club, Ladies Circle and Tangent for all their help and all the other groups and volunteers that have helped over the years especially Tania Weston, Jenny Wright and Richard and Rosemary Marson.
A new Facebook page Whittlesey has been created which already has more than 530 likes and local people are being encouraged to join and get in contact if they know anybody who needs help.
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