Morris dancers hand proceeds to good cause

Rutland Morris charity donation EMN-150428-104045001
Rutland Morris charity donation EMN-150428-104045001
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Rutland Morris donated proceeds of its dancing programmes to For Rutland In Rutland at the Monday practice session held at Preston village Hall last week.

The group were delighted to present a cheque for £400 to Elizabeth Mills and Trish Ruddle who work tirelessly on behalf of this newly formed charity.

Rutland Morris squire Mike McWhinnie said: “We always like to give a good percentage of the monies collected in our dancing programme in the villages and communities of Rutland.

“People give generously and it is important that they know that in doing so, they are helping local charities.”

During the presentation, Trish outlined that the principle activity of the charity was working with the Citizens Advice Bureau to ensure that those with challenging medical conditions are helped to access non-medical support that is available.

She hoped that Rutland Morris may be able to lend their support in future to help them both with raising awareness of their activity, and further fund raising. In return it was agreed that they would help Rutland Morris source white shirts during the charity’s annual quality clothes sale at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel.

Rutland Morris formally open their season at 5.17 am tomorrow in Uppingham Market Place, followed by a breakfast at the Crown Inn.

Dave Casewell, from the group, said: “We hope to see as many people there as possible. It’s a great way to begin the summer, and once you’re out of bed it’s just great!”