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Charities share Chamber’s fundraising efforts

Three charities have been named as beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) in 2019. Chamber President Kevin Harris announced them at the Chamber’s Christmas Lunch, at Winstanley House, Leicester, on Friday.

They are CHICKS, SkillForce and Twenty Twenty, all three of which work to improve the lives of children and young people. At next year’s Christmas Lunch, each will receive an equal share of £1,932.31 raised at this year’s event in addition to any other money raised by the Chamber’s efforts throughout the year.


From left, Tracey Hallam of Hope Against Cancer, Katy Green of the Leicester & Rutland Community Foundation, Jane Walters of Leicester & Leicestershire Animal Aid, Chamber President Kevin Harris and Jennie Street of Rhubarb Farm.

At this year’s Christmas Lunch, the three charities nominated last year – Rhubarb Farm, Leicester and Leicestershire Animal Aid and Hope Against Cancer – each received a one-third share of £3,615.

Kevin said: “It gave me great pleasure to present three very worthwhile charities with much-needed donations and also to name three more charities to which the Chamber will donate next year. “Charities rely on donations for their survival and whether it is a large or small amount I would encourage businesses to take part in events that help to raise money for them.”

The Chamber’s charity activities are managed by the East Midlands Chamber Charitable Fund, which was set up in 2016 and is administered by the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.

If you’d like to support local charities and groups by setting up your own fund with us, please contact Katy Green at Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation on 0116 262 4804 or email: