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14 JUL

Donations galore from Jubilee celebrations

By timesecholife on in All News, Uttoxeter news

More than £8,500 has been donated from cash raised at a royal themed celebration in East Staffordshire. A total of £8,552 was raised at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration which was held at Uttoxeter Racecourse last month.

More than £8,500 has been donated from cash raised at a royal themed celebration in East Staffordshire.

A total of £8,552 was raised at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration which was held at Uttoxeter Racecourse last month.

The organising committee behind the community extravaganza, in conjunction with Uttoxeter Town Council, hosted a special event last week at Uttoxeter Town Hall which saw the cash donations being handed out to a total of 32 local groups.

Uttoxeter Town Mayor, councillor Helen Headech, said: “As Mayor of Uttoxeter and a member of the team who organised the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations held at Uttoxeter Racecourse on June 4, I am delighted to say the profits from the day came to £8,552.

This sum was far in excess of anything we had hoped to achieve and has enabled us to hand out 32 grants to organisations and charities which assist and benefit the people of Uttoxeter and district.

On the evening of July 6, the members of the Uttoxeter Queen’s Platinum Jubilee organised a presentation evening and invited those organisations who had benefitted from the profits of the celebration to attend.

John Kavanagh Group Communications Director of JCB, kindly attended with a presentation cheque so that each organisation could have a photograph taken for their web pages.

A presentation was also made to the two winners of the Design a Jubilee Stamp Competition – the winner was Kayleeand the runner-up was Aria.

Both children put a lot of effort in and their designs caught the eyes of the judges. Well done.”

Cllr Headech continued: “So it simply remains for me to thank all of the team I worked with to put together the event, Deb Whiston, Amy Wain, Mel McGinley, Kelly Hitchens, Penny and Zdzislaw Krupski and those businesses who donated financial support, goods in kind, raffle prizes and time.

Uttoxeter is so fortunate to have such a generous business community behind it.

Thanks also to family, friends, the Army Cadets, the Lions, caterers, stall holders, crafters and performers who gave so much on the day to ensure that everyone who attended had a good time.

If you have seen any of the photographs, the happiness is self-evident and the aerial photographs shot by Jonny Bradley and Lee Finlayson of Skyviewer Drones Limited give a unique view of the events.

It shows what can happen when everyone works together.”

 

Donations recipients

Here is the list of groups which have received donations from the Jubilee event:

Uttoxeter Heritage Trust

Staffs & West Mid Army Cadets

Uttoxeter branch of Royal Naval Association

The Globe Foundation

St Mary’s Church

1st Uttoxeter Guides

Random Acts of Kindness

Rhapsody Choir

Bramshall Road Parkrun

Bramshall Village Events Group

Heath Community Centre

Uttoxeter 50 Plus Group

Dove Valley Swimming Club

We Love Uttoxeter

YESS

Uttoxeter Lions

All Saints C E First School

Bramshall Meadows First School

Wellies

Uttoxeter Library Courtyard Garden

Midlands Air Ambulance

Uttoxeter First Responder

Stafford Samaritans

Cheadle Animal Welfare Society

Prickles in a Pickle (Marchington Hedgehog Hospital)

Soto’s

Friends of Bramshall Road Park

Uttoxeter Station Adopters

Uttoxeter First Schools

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