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Good causes in Lichfield and Burntwood collect a share of £12,000 We Love Lichfield funding

Good causes across Lichfield and Burntwood have been given an early Christmas present after collecting a share of more than £12,000 of funding.

The money came from the We Love Lichfield fund and saw epresentatives from voluntary groups gathered at the George Hotel for an event, together with a host of invited civic guests representing the area.

The We Love Lichfield presentation event

The We Love Lichfield presentation event

The presentation was an opportunity to pay tribute to the hundreds of volunteers across the district – in the city, Burntwood and all the rural villages.

Each recipient group made a speech about the work they did so that guests were able to gain an insight into the thousands of voluntary hours given every week across the District.

Simon Price, Patron of We Love Lichfield, thanked those who had raised money for the fund, including The George Hotel which has raised £1,500 this year, Robert Yardley who as Sheriff of Lichfield raised more than £5,000, Louie Clegg of The Best of Lichfield, which raised £1,000, and the Museum Bowling Club which raised £1,600.

“Since 2011, 168 grants have been made and we have given away £125,000 to groups in the Lichfield district who make a difference.

“People have come up to me today to thank the team for raising money. It should be the other way around. We are merely helping others do the wonderful things they do.”

The recipients of the Christmas giveaway are:

  • Lichfield Computer and Social Group £1,000
  • South East Staffordshire CAB £499
  • Lichfield Society of Artists £176
  • Burntwood Memorial Hall Association £700
  • Burntwood Town Council £1,000
  • Spark Springhill Grandparents Group £500
  • 1st Burntwood Scout Group £300
  • The Lichfield and District Live at Home Scheme £932.20
  • Open Door £700
  • Spokz People CIC £1,000
  • Stonnall Youth and Community Association £600
  • City of Lichfield Friends £1,000
  • Lichfield Talking News £1,000
  • Whittington FC Soccer Centre £250
  • Lichfield Social Club Dizzy Disco £1,000
  • Lichfield Garrick Theatre £1,000
  • 1st Beaudesert Rainbow Unit £153.

A special extra Christmas gift of £250 was given to Friends 2 Friends, a group which provides learning and social opportunities to adults in the area with learning difficulties.

The advisors of We Love Lichfield have decided to give away an extra grant every Christmas from now on to a group that has previously received money from the Fund and has used that money well for the benefit of others. Many members of Friends 2 Friends want a day out, so the money will fund a trip to the seaside.

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