West Dorset organisations sharing grants following successful year for fundraisers (From Dorset Echo)
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West Dorset organisations sharing grants following successful year for fundraisers
DOZENS of West Dorset organisations are sharing grants of £9,000 following another successful year for fundraisers.
The Lyme Regis Carnival and Regatta committee said it is pleased to be able to donate to 36 local good causes.
Teresa Evemy, chairman of the Regatta and Carnival Committee said: “We have had a very successful year organising eight events as well as the 70 events during Regatta and Carnival Week.
“Despite the competition of the Olympic Games and financial pressure that everyone is under, we have still been able to raise a substantial amount of money and been able to respond to requests from local good causes including several new ones this year.
“We have donated over £70,000 locally in the last 11 years.
“We’re already planning next year’s events but need extra help.”
Contact secretary Alan Vian on 01297 442220 to help the committee.
Young people will benefit with donations to B Sharp, Football Club Youth Section, Junior Band, Lyme Regis Majorettes, Lym Valley Scouts, Parent and Toddler Group, Power Boat Club Youth Section, Pre-School, Quest Youth Club, Sailing Club Youth Section, St Michael’s Primary School, Uplyme and Lyme Regis Youth Cricket Team, The Hub and Lyme Youth Theatre.
The sporting organisations to receive donations are the Football Club, Honiton Gymnastic Club, Table Tennis Club, Gig Club and Taekwondo Club.
Seniors will benefit with donations to the Community Lunch Club, Community Trips Group, Get Together Club, Hallett Court, and Over 70s Christmas Lunch.
Entertainers the Operatic and Pantomime Society and Lyme Regis Town Band will all receive grants, and public service providers the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat, St John Ambulance, and Coastguard will also benefit.
The ASD Support Group, Barfleur Twinning Association, Christmas Lights Fund, Father Christmas Sleigh, local fishermen, and Lyme Regis Development Trust are also on the list.