More Money Given Across The District

Thousands of pounds have been given to good causes from across the Lichfield district just in time for Christmas. The WLL team took great pleasure in presenting cheques of up to £500 each to ten organisations at Darnford Moors Golf Club on Friday 6th December and there were cheques for two other recipients who could not attend.

Patron Simon Price said: “Since the fund started we have given out £15,000 to some 50 organisations and our aim is raise £500,000 by April 2016 which would mean up to £25,000 could be given away annually to community groups and organisations through small grants.  On behalf of the We Love Lichfield Fund I would like all the people who do make a difference across the district.”

The beneficiaries of this give-away are Whittington Community Computer Group, £500 which will be used to hire a tutor; 1st Burntwood Scout Group, £408.82 to fund four aluminium tables, Drayton Bassett Community Group, £500 to fund day trips/events; Armitage and Handsacre Village Day, £500 to fund a party in the village on June 21 next year; St Chad’s School PTA, £500 to fund outdoor learning area and Chasetown Colts FC, £500 for training equipment.

Also Trent Valley Community First Responders, £500 to help teach resuscitation, Lichfield Museum Bowling Club, £170 to buy bowls; 1st Alrewas Scouts, £238.58 for two hand-held GPS devices; 6th Lichfield Scouts, £300 to take youngsters to an international scout convention in Switzerland and 7th Lichfield Scouts, £300 for a curtain to separate the interior of the scout hut.

We Love Lichfield Fund would also like to thank The Lichfield Garrick Theatre for donating a pair of tickets to each group.

Wendy Gilbert of the 15-strong Whittington Community Computer Group said: “Our members are learning to communicate via email and Skype which is really important for those who are isolated. The grant will be used to pay our tutor Pete Read. It is wonderful to be given this money – it will really help us.”

Geoff Parkinson of Lichfield Museum Bowling Club said their grant would be used to buy bowls enabling people to try the activity without having to buy the equipment. “We are delighted with the grant,” said Geoff who said taster sessions would be taking place each Sunday afternoon in April and on the first two Sundays in May from 2pm at the club’s bowling green in Beacon Park.

The Donor Advisors of We Love Lichfield were also delighted to welcome to the morning the Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Councillor David Leytham and his wife Jan, the Mayor of Lichfield City Councillor Bob Awty and Councillor Ron Bradbury, Chairman of Burntwood Town Council who are all pictured above with the recipients at Darnfood Moors.