Eye branch of Save the Children celebrates raising £4,800 in a year

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The Eye branch of Save the Children has raised £4,792 in the past year, the annual meeting held at the home of Jan Perry, was told.

The branch treasurer, Charles Butler, said income had risen by more than £1,000 compared with the previous year. A total of £3,000 had been donated to the SCF Overseas Fund with £1,356 given to the Philippines appeal and £200 to the Syrian Appeal.

The events organiser, Lesley Graham, said all fundraising activities had been well supported. These included a soup lunch, a summer cheese and wine lunch, a swishing event, Christmas sale, street collection and various stalls.

An additional event, a hastily arranged dinner to help the Philippine appeal, had been particularly well supported. The branch chairman, Robin Rampley, congratulating members on their success, said: “You are a brilliant team and I am proud to be part of it.”

Area organiser Michael Kitching, told the meeting that 2013 had been the best ever fundraising year for Save the Children.

He explained where the money was spent in helping Syria, Central Africa and other countries overseas as well as projects in the UK.

He realised that people were concerned about the high salaries awarded but was convinced that child deaths had been cut by two million by having the right person at the top.

Officers elected were: chairman, Robin Rampley, vice chairman Janet Chambers, treasurer Charles Butler, secretary Jan Perry, events organiser Lesley Graham, trading secretary Jean Bradford.

The retiring trading officer, Coral Rampley, was thanked for her sterling work over the past 36 years.