Oswestry Rotary Club is delighted to be able to share some of the ‘Thank You’ messages from the recipients of the monies donated by the public to the Club’s Christmas Tree of Light Appeal 2020.

£500 was raised for each of the six local charities being supported this year.

Unfortunately this year Covid considerations prevented Club members from meeting and getting to know the charities in person, as they usually do, and cheques were posted.

However three of the charities were able to thank the public for their continued support and prepared ‘Thank You’ photos.

Pictured below are representatives from the Movement Centre, Harry Johnson Trust and Hope House who are all thanking the Appeal for its support.

Oswestry & Borders Foodbank, Oswestry Stroke Club and Oswestry Young Carers were unable to join in at this time but Simon Jones of Shropshire Young Carers spoke for them all when he wrote of his thanks:

“Please pass on our appreciation to everyone that kindly donated.

“I have all my fingers crossed that we should be starting actual group sessions in the near future (possibly May) and I will try to organise a cheque photo with some of the children.

“We are looking at what extra activities we can give our Oswestry Young Carers but please be assured that we will use this money to give them respite from their caring duties and have lots of fun.”

Oswestry Club President David Griggs said: “I’d like to thank the people of Oswestry for supporting our Rotary Club over this last difficult Covid-affected year when face to face meetings and the usual high profile events have not taken place.

“Thank you!  With your support, together we have still been able to help our local charities.”


Pictured: Sally Johnson Of the Harry Johnson Trust.

Pictured:  Lynne (left), Curtis and Ann (right) of the Movement Centre.


Pictured: Luke Millington of Hope House