Wokingham Fireworks Spectacular raises £25,000 for charity
December 13, 2012
Thousands of pounds raised from the Wokingham Fireworks Spectacular was distributed to charities at a presentation evening.
Organisers Windsor Forest Unicorn Club awarded cheques totalling around £25,000 at Wokingham Town Hall on Monday, November 26.
Unicorn president Gerry Mortimore said it was a pleasure to present the money to these deserving charities, who work so hard for the public good.
He thanked the people of Wokingham, who supported the firework display and paid tribute to the members of the Unicorn Club and the other volunteers who made the event a success.
Borough mayor Councillor Bob Wyatt and town mayor Councillor Peter Lucey congratulated each charity.
Donations included £5,000 to The Chiltern and Thames Valley Air Ambulance; £4,500 to The Wokingham and District Cancer Care Trust; £4,500 to Debra; £4,500 to Prostate Cancer Research; £500 to the borough mayor’s charity The Link Visiting Scheme and £500 to the town mayor’s charity WADE.
Other donations went to The Wokingham Blind Club, The Parkinson’s Society, local MS Society, The Scouts, The Police Benevolent Society, The Red Cross and The Unicorn No 1 Club for Alexander Devine Hospice.
A representative from each charity explained how money would be used as they accepted a cheque.