Christmas Comes Early For Voluntary Groups

We Love Lichfield Fund has made cash grants to a variety of good causes from across the district at a special presentation at the city’s George Hotel.  Fund patron Simon Price welcomed recipients and guests to the Christmas giveaway earlier this month (December 4) and  explained the purpose of the fund and was pleased to introduce two guest speakers, Margaret Davies from the Lichfield Branch of Parkinsons UK and Joan Lambert from Beacon Park Village’s Gardening Group, who both expressed how the fund has helped their groups.

The aim of the We Love Lichfield Fund is to help groups who make a difference across our district by making grants of up to £1,000 available.

The following groups received grants; Whittington Community Computer Group (£500), Darnford Moors Seniors (£200), TLC (£825), 5th Lichfield (St Chad) Brownies (£300), Churches Together in Lichfield (£300), Holy Cross Church Holiday at Home (£500, Lichfield Mysteries (£500), Stonnall Gardeners Guild (£500), Ridware Rascals (£100), 1st Burntwood Scout Group (£492), Burntwood Memorial Hall Community Association (£500), Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council (£500), Lichfield U3A (£250), Blast Off (£700), Longdon Old People’s Welfare Club (£495).

On top of the grants each group received a meal for two from The George Hotel, a wine tasting from Worth Brothers Wines, a pair of tickets from The Garrick Theatre and vouchers from the Arthur Price Lichfield shop.

Simon Price thanked everyone who attended: He said: “Volunteers are so important to the fabric of our community, If we did not have them I think we would just crumble. Volunteers keep going and keep helping.”