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2022 Awards

The committee is delighted to announce that it donated more than £10,000 to local charities at a celebration event held in Richards Castle Village Hall on 29th September 2022.

Each year the Soap Box Derby event on the last Sunday in June raises over £10,000 for local charities. This year's event saw the 2nd best ever gate sales and the committee are pleased to be able to support Orleton Recreational Trust, Marches Family Network & Ludlow Sight and Hearing Loss Groups as its 3 main charities. With donations also made to the fire service, police, air cadets, WI and the All Saints church and village hall.

Our Charities for 2024

Richards Castle Village Hall

Richards Castle Village Hall is a registered charity run entirely by local volunteers. It provides a focal point for people of all ages both within the village and the surrounding areas. The hall not only provides a venue for local groups, ranging from Bridge to Pilates and everything in between, it brings people of all ages together from all over the area for social events like the monthly pub nights, becoming ever more popular, to the amazing Pantomimes held here every other year. The hall committee has recently purchased a strip of land at the rear of the hall and are fund raising to provide a new play park facility for our younger visitors; we also intend to install a less exciting (but important) sewage treatment plant in order to improve the halls environmental footprint and future proof this important aspect of everyday use. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Kyrebrook Daycare Centre

Kyrebrook Daycare Centre is situated in Tenbury Wells. It is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and provides a safe caring environment where older and vulnerable adults from around our local area can relax, socialise and take part in many exercise based or fun activities.

 

Kyrebrook offers much needed respite care for families and carers. It enables people to remain independent in their own familiar environment for longer and provides a “light touch” social care. The centre keeps their adults in touch with the community, encourages friendship and keeps them mentally alert and physically stronger and more flexible.

 

Kyrebrook also run a Lunch and Friendship club on Mondays and Thursdays. It offers lunch and entertainment to anyone wanting to attend and can even provide free transport within the very local area.

 

In common with many small community centres, Kyrebrook is now entirely self funded through fees paid by their clients and monies from fund raising activities. The current economic climate is very challenging.

 

Our support will hopefully enable them to expand their Lunch Club to run on more days, increase their transport service, offer subsidies to those with financial difficulties and achieve greater awareness in the community through stronger marketing and advertising.

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