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High Sheriff of Rutland hands out cheques to 14 charitable organisations

The High Sheriff of Rutland has handed out cheques to 14 charitable organisations in the county.

The High Sheriff Margaret Miles hosted an event at Oakham Castle on Thursday last week to thank those who work for charities for giving their time, energy and patience to those in need.

She also thanked those who had given so generously during her year in the role.

Mrs Miles said: “I have been so impressed by the hard work, dedication and time that so many give to help their fellow citizens. It has been a truly humbling experience for me to meet these people.

“During the evening we heard a few words about each charity and several presented their own short videos to illustrate their activities.

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation, co-hosted the event with the High Sheriff. Their president of trustees, Sir Laurence Howard gave an address explaining the work of the Community Foundation which helps to support a number of often ‘unsung unseen’ charities in the area.

The evening was attended by 120 people, with more than 40 charitable organisations being represented. Guests enjoyed tea and cake on arrival and drinks after the presentations, giving them plenty of opportunity to talk with one another and make helpful connections.

Mrs Miles said: “It was a real delight, at the end of the evening, to see people from different charities meeting one another and sharing ideas and ambitions. Our county is full of so many generous and warm-hearted people who give their time and energy to support those in

The organisations to benefit on the night were:

  • 1st Barleythorpe Brownies
  • Rutland Sailability
  • Root and Branch Out
  • Out of Hours Club Rutland
  • Rutland Community Ventures
  • Knight School
  • Rutland Rotaract Family Service Centre
  • Key Access Rutland Enterprise
  • Peppers
  • East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme
  • Oakham in Bloom
  • Uppingham Hopper
  • For Rutland
  • Warning Zone

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