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Charities share Chamber’s fundraising efforts

Three charities have been named as beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by East Midlands Chamber in 2018.

Chamber President Rob Mayo announced the three charities at the Chamber’s Christmas Lunch, in Leicester, on Friday.

The charities are Langwith, Derbyshire-based Rhubarb Farm – a community interest company, Huncote-based Leicester and Leicestershire Animal Aid and Leicester-based Hope Against Cancer.

They will each receive an equal share of money raised by the Chamber throughout the year, towards which £2,959.70 was raised at the event.

At the Christmas Lunch on Friday, the three beneficiaries of the Chamber’s 2017 fundraising efforts – Leicester’s LOROS Hospice, Maggies of Nottingham and Blythe House Hospice, of Chapel-en-le-Frith – received an equal share of £3,000 raised by the Chamber during 2017.

They were the second trio of charities to benefit from the East Midlands Chamber Charitable Fund, which was set up in 2016 and is administered by the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.

Rob 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 charities during the year.”

 Picture caption: From left, John Knight – from LOROS, Rob Mayo – Chamber President, Elizabeth Sudbury – from Maggies, Lesley Dexter – Executive Support Manager at the Chamber, who collected the cheque on behalf of Blythe House, and Scott Knowles – Chamber Chief Executive.