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Carnival raises over £2,700 for local causes Carnival to local good causes this month. M


Te Rotary Club organised the Carnival, which took place in June, and hosted a cheque presentation evening on September 12 to distribute the proceeds.


Te event was held at Kings Langley Cricket Club and saw twelve local causes receive contributions.


Dacorum Community Trust was granted the largest donation, taking away a £500 cheque to fund future community projects. St Francis Hospice received £400 and All Saints Church Kings Langley was awarded £350.


Good Neighbours received a donation of £350, whilst both Kings Langley History Society and Reach Out Plus were granted £250. Willow Edge Residential Home was awarded the sum of £150.


Other causes included Apsley Scouts, Kings Langley Scouts and Cubs, Revelations Majorettes and Kings Langley Primary School, all of which received £100.


embers of Hemel Hempstead Rotary Club handed over cash raised from Kings Langley


Brownies were also awarded £50. Te Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Bert Chapman


presented the cheques alongside Mr Alan Sellers, the President of the Rotary Club. Speeches thanked Rotarians, villagers, Parish Council member’s local businesses and the general public for their support and assistance with the carnival.


Martin Horsted, member of the rotary club said: “It’s


Hemel’s first year taking over the Carnival from the Kings Langley Rotary Club. It was a great first year and we’re so pleased we can give back to the community. We couldn’t have done it alone and we are very thankful.”


Te carnival was such a success that the date has already been set for next year.


If you would like to get involved in next year’s carnival, which will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, contact Martin Horsted on 01442 834257 or visit www.hemelhempsteadrotary.co.uk


by Charlotte Gilbert


36 l October 2012 l www.mynewsmag.co.uk


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