The Hallam Charity Night goes from strength to strength and this year £6,300 was raised and distributed between the following Charities: the SVP Furniture Store, Sheffield, Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury, Sheffield, Outreach Group and the Hallam (Bethlehem) Fund.
Over 140 people from across the Diocese and beyond attended the Dinner and Dance. An enjoyable evening was had by all. Some indication of the wide support for this event is evident in the result of the prize draw.
The magnificent first prize of £1000 was won by Dr John Gallagher of Wakefield. Mrs Eileen Kerrigan of Doncaster won the second prize – a holiday in Austria. The £250 third prize was won by Mrs Stockdale of Bradford. The fourth prize of a case of wine went to Miss McGurk of Morpeth, while the fifth prize, a bottle of whiskey, was claimed by Elizabeth Maltby of Sheffield.
The Organising Committee wish to thank all who have supported the event by sponsorship, donations and/or attendance.
On 13 September Bishop Ralph presented cheques to the beneficiaries. They are pictured on the right, Fr John Metcalfe and Philomena McNally, Trustees of the Hallam (Bethlehem) Fund, receive a cheque for £2,100 from Bishop Ralph; below left, Bishop Ralph presents a cheque for £2,100 to Ralph Dickins for the SVP Furniture Store, Sheffield; below right, Mrs Angela McKinney receives a cheque for £2,100 from Bishop Ralph on behalf of the Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury, Sheffield, Outreach Group; at the bottom, the Charity Night Organising Committee are pictured with Bishop Ralph.
THE 2016 DIOCESAN CHARITY NIGHT IS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY, 11 JUNE 2016, AGAIN IN THE DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON HOTEL, CHESTERFIELD ROAD, SHEFFIELD.
The Organising Committee has a policy of supporting at least one local charity and at least one charity which provides support to projects abroad.
The Committee is now inviting applications from those charities who would wish to be considered as beneficiaries of the 2016 Charity Night.
Those wishing to be considered should, in the first instance, write to Mrs Elizabeth Mason, Honorary Secretary, Hallam Charity Night, The Presbytery, Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury, Meadowhead, S8 7UD, setting out the purpose for which funds are required and the aims of the charity making the application.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 7 January, 2016.