On 30th January 2010, the Ettington CFR team were invited to attend a presentation evening by Wellesbourne & District Lions Club at which we were presented with a cheque for £170. The funds were raised through the Wellesbourne & District Lions Club Christmas Appeal which took the form of the traditional ‘Santa Door-to-Door Collection’ in a number of villages including Ettington. On 11th December, the team joined the Lions for the door-to-door collection in Ettington accompanied by Santa himself! During the evening, Santa paid a visit to a vast number of children in Ettington and collected last-minute updates to Christmas lists!
The generosity of the villagers in Ettington was incredible. We’d like to say a big thank you for your donations. The whole village has really got behind the First Responder scheme and this w as very evident in the amount collected on that evening. Thank you also to James & Kirstin at The Chequers who very kindly allow ed Santa to pop into the bar with his collection box!
We would like to thank the Lions for selecting us as one of their chosen charities for the 2009 Christmas Appeal and for their donation of £170 from that appeal. We really appreciate the support that Wellesbourne Lions has given us in this, our first year.