Woodcote Rally 2009 Donations Evening
This year we are in a position to donate a tremendous £11,600 to charities which is almost double the amount that we could do last year and we have again concentrated our donations to the organisations within the village or close by. This now brings our total donations since we first started in 1964 to some £324,700.00.
Following the introduction by Mr. Roger Temple, Chairman of the Woodcote Charitable Association, Messrs Pete Solomons and Nick Barthomolew on behalf of Mr. Martin Allwright, the Rally Director, presented the awards to the best in class for the different types of exhibits at Rally 2009. The class winners came along to receive their trophies (some coming from far away, but a large number of them being local people from around the Woodcote area) showing their huge interest in the preservation of vehicles such as cars, motor bikes and not to mention, of course, steam engines.
Following a short interlude for refreshments Roger Temple then went on to conduct the all important part of the evening by presenting all the cheques to the local charities and organisations who so appreciate the support that they receive thanks to the good folk of Woodcote and local villages supporting the Rally each year.
Here are just a few of the highlights:
Woodcote/Stoke Row Football Club: - £300 for new equipment and pitch improvements;•Checkendon Primary School: - £150 for assistance in refurbishing the school library;
Mowforth House: - £150 - to assist in providing this year’s Christmas lunch;
Wallingford Army Cadet Force: - £1,000 – for the work they do in helping to manage the vehicle gates and general traffic control during the Rally;
St. John Ambulance: - £1,800 - for providing the first aid cover for the site for the weekend.
This is just of course, a selection of the deserving causes and a full list of the 40 deserving can be downloaded by clicking here. We thank all the individuals and organisations that help make the Rally possible, many of whom are recognised in the list of donations.
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