KNIGHTS SUPPORT LOCAL YOUNG VOLUNTEER
The latest recipient of support from the Knights 4 Uttoxeter is Charlie Ead, a senior pupil at Thomas Alleyne High School, who is off to Vietnam and Laos.
Charlie is part of a 48 strong group intending to work with local villages to build or refurbish schools and village amenities in the two countries.
Jack Inman of the Knights explained: “Charlie was required to raise £4350.00 to take part in the trip, as well as to provide personal equipment. By organising numerous ‘nearly new’ fashion shows, taking a part time job, car boot and on-line sales she succeeded with time to spare. We then became involved and donated all Charlie’s outdoor equipment including two rucksacks, a sleeping bag and boots.”
The Knights raise money locally and distribute it to local good causes and individuals. They are currently aiming to boost their funds through a prize draw with a prize of a bicycle to be chosen by the winner. Tickets are available from Uttoxeter Cycles, Bradley House Club or any Knights member.
Mr Inman added: “We always welcome new members and anyone interested – male or female – is very welcome to join us at one our meetings to find out more about us. We meet at Bradley House at 8 o’clock on the third Monday of each month.”
For further information: Robert Hunt 01889 566151 or 07769 800 280
UTTOXETER GROUP SEEKS NEW ‘KNIGHTS’
The Knights 4 Uttoxeter, a group which works to raise money for the benefit of individuals, families and small community groups in and around the town, is seeking new members.
Since the group was established in 2013 the Knights have donated over £28,000 locally, in the form of grants or other aid. Recent examples include the provision of four chairs for the use of senior citizens attending Balance Street Health Centre, laptops and laser printer for the YeSS (Youth Emotional Support Service) organisation in Carter Street and a karaoke machine for the Uttoxeter Gateway Club plus equipment for St Lawrence Church in Bramshall.
In addition the Knights have provided five heart defibrillators around the town and contributed to the provision of three others.
Chairman Rupert Hill said: “First and foremost we are a social club and our aim is to enjoy and have fun in all that we do, both in our socialising and in our fundraising.
“We are currently aiming to boost our funds through a prize draw with a prize of a bicycle to be chosen by the winner. Tickets are available from Uttoxeter Cycles or Bradley House Club or any Knights member.
“Quite apart from donating equipment, we are also involved in a number of practical initiatives. For example, we organise a Christmas market at the time of the switch-on of the Christmas lights and we provide a Christmas meal for over 100 local senior citizens.
“Potential new members – men or women – are very welcome to join us at one our meetings to find out more about us. We meet at Bradley House at 8 o’clock on the third Monday of each month.”
For further information please contact:
Tel 01889 566151 07769 800 280