Winchester Round Table raises over £70k for charity

Winchester Round Table Charitable Trust have released figures showing that their contribution to local charities was over £70,000 in 2017. The funds were raised from a series of popular local events including the annual Bonfire night and the much-loved Santa Sleigh.

Round Table was founded as a young men’s group with three aims – ‘doing something different’, ‘making and socialising with great friends’ and ‘giving back to the community’. Winchester’s Round Table has supported causes such as integr8 Community at Unit 12; Winchester Live at Home Scheme; and Hampshire Hornets wheelchair basketball team.

Chris Mackenzie, Chair of Winchester Round Table said,

Round Table became 90 years old in 2017 and Winchester’s Table is thriving. We have 30 members from all walks of life, who meet twice a month. We seek to engage local people, work together to put on events and have a lot of fun doing it. There are plenty of benefits for local people having an active Round Table in the city – we stage events that bring the community together, support businesses and ensure that local charitable causes benefit from our efforts.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, leader of Winchester City Council said,

The residents of this District are immensely public spirited and this is one of the things that makes our community so active. What I love about the Round Table is that they harness a collective enthusiasm to make things happen. Establishing a bonfire event that is enjoyed by 21,000 people is a monumental task and it’s become a real landmark in the annual events calendar locally. I would like to thank Chris and his fellow members for all they do – we are grateful for the difference they make to our communities.

If you are interested in joining Winchester Round Table visit, tweet them at @WinchesterRT63 or find them on Facebook @WinchesterRoundTable.