Tom’s Trust, a small very moving charity
and eighteen local organisations to benefit from 2015
Local charities and organisations have received £13,650 from the local Rotary Club following the Fun Run held on 10th May. The cumulative amount donated to local Cambridgeshire good causes has now reached over £411,000.
The Sawston Steel Pan Band greeted over a hundred guests to a celebratory evening held at Sawston Village College when Jon Culpin, Principal of Sawston Village College and Hugh Paton, President of the local Rotary club, welcomed charities and guests.
Jon said how pleased he was that the college has such strong links with the Rotary Club that go beyond the Fun Run. He expressed thanks to the Rotary Club members for giving so much pleasure and raising such substantial sums for the community and for its support of the young people at the college.
Hugh thanked Jon for the support from the college and said ‘The Rotary club was delighted it could organise the event as the community clearly enjoyed the chance to come together annually and it gave the Rotary Club an opportunity to help local charities and organisations. That such a large amount of money has been raised over the years is evidence of the attraction of the event and we are just pleased we can play our part in making it happen’.
Debs Whiteley, from Tom’s Trust commented “We are so pleased to have been chosen as one of the event’s 2015 charities! The money donated by Sawston Fun Run will enable vital neuro-psychological tests to take place. This enables the Brainbow team to establish a ‘rehabilitation prescription’ for each individual child ensuring that they have the best possible chance to succeed. Thanks to all involved for supporting this vital, pioneering work in Cambridgeshire.”
The event’s sponsor The Cambridge Building Society was thanked as well as: Adams Harrison; Carter Jonas Bradshaws; Budgens Sawston; Gibbs Denley Insurance Services; McDonalds, Morgan Sindall; Scotsdales; the Ridgeons Group, Vindis Sawston and the Sawston Parish Council who all provided sponsor support. Thanks were also given to the advertisers, and support organisations that included KallKwik Printing, Cambridge Water, Welch's Transport, Star Radio, Stagecoach buses, the Army and Air Cadets, Sawston Scouts, Sawston Youth Group, Sawston Boys and Girls Brigade, the Fire Service, local retailers and the marshals who helped on the day.