Information & message of thanks from the Welwyn Festival Committee:
A record-breaking Welwyn Festival 2015 – the 41st Festival’s Charity Fund Night!
The charities chosen to benefit from the proceeds of the 41st Festival came together to be given their cheques.
It had been planned to distribute £5,000 but due to the generosity of the villagers of Welwyn and the good weather through most of the Week, it was possible to hand out £6,500 instead.
This means the Festival has handed out almost £55,000 over the last few years, to cash-strapped local, district and county charities/organisations.
In the photograph:
- the charity representatives, including Kate Oliver in the wheelchair, who told people in the Welwyn Civic Centre that she owes her life to the work of one of the charities, Herts Air Ambulance,
- Bill Morris, Chairman of Welwyn Parish Council, who handed the cheques out on behalf of the Festival and Garden City Runners, and Andy Trotter, Festival Chairman;
- Head Teachers of St Mary’s, St Michaels, St John’s primary schools and a representative of Oaklands School PTFA, who had received cheques totalling over £2,000 from Garden City Runners, organisers of the Welwyn 10k run and 2k kids fun run during Welwyn Week;
- & me…
Andy Trotter, Chair.
The 2015 charities:
- Isabel Hospice
- Jubilee House for the mentally and physically disabled
- Hertfordshire Air Ambulance
- Riding for the Disabled
- Welwyn Garden City Guides Guessens District
- Canine Partners, dogs for stroke victims and other disabling diseases
- Medical Detection Dogs, for early detection of cancer and other human diseases
- Macmillan Lister Hospital Cancer Centre