Glad tidings we bring this December
Christmas should be about giving and this December our very own David Jones – Director at Jones Robinson – is making three very special deliveries. Substantial cheques have be written for a trio of very special causes, making sure that the season of good will is upheld in West Berkshire. This summer saw the annual Jones Robinson Summer Ball raise almost £8,000 for charity, via tickets sales and an auction, and now it’s time for the funds to be distributed.
The first organisation to receive a cheque for over £3,000 will be Jones Robinson’s lead charity – the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire. This fabulous group of dedicated people co-ordinate volunteers from across the county and assign them to a number of other charities who might be in need of manpower. Our choice of the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire means we can support a number of local charities at the same time. Garry Poulson and his team at the volunteer centre are planning to use Jones Robinson’s donation to help purchase a car. The car will be driven by volunteers and used to transport local people to hospitals doctors and other essential appointments.
A second cheque for over £3,000 is heading to Sail 4 Cancer – a charity that offers respite days and short breaks for those suffering from cancer and their families. The charity also makes grants to cancer centres and supports research into the positive effect of exercise, and how it can prevent cancer and aid recovery. Sail 4 Cancer was nominated by the Jones Robinson team after many staff members had been touched in some way by the disease in 2013.
Lastly, a cheque for over £1,000 is being presented to Newbury Rugby Club. Not only did it supply the venue for our summer ball, it continues to be a bastion of the community – operating as a not-for-profit organisation and giving people from all walks of life – young and old – the chance to come together and enjoy sport. Jones Robinson would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends at these chosen charities a very merry Christmas and fulfilling New Year.
Community Engagement | 18/12/13 04:51PM