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Charities share Chamber’s fundraising efforts


Three charities have been named as beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by the Chamber in 2019.


Chamber President Kevin Harris announced them at the Chamber’s Christmas Lunch, at Winstanley House, Leicester, on Friday.


They are CHICKS, SkillForce and Twenty Twenty, all three of which work to improve the lives of children and young people.


At next year’s Christmas Lunch, each will receive an equal share of £1,932.31 raised at this year’s event in addition to any other money raised by the Chamber’s efforts throughout the year.


At this year’s Christmas Lunch, the three charities nominated last year - Rhubarb Farm, Leicester and Leicestershire Animal Aid and Hope Against Cancer - each received a one-third share of £3,615.


The Chamber’s charity activities are managed by the East Midlands Chamber Charitable Fund, which was set up in 2016 and is administered by the Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation.


Kevin said: “It gave me great pleasure to present three very worthwhile charities with much-needed donations and also to name three more charities to which the Chamber will donate next year.


“Charities rely on donations for their survival and whether it is a large or small amount I would encourage businesses to take part in events that help to raise money for them.”