Letters: Christmas thanks to tree supporters

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I WOULD like to thank everyone who supported the 2010 Christmas Tree Appeal.

Thanks to you, a great many local children were able to receive presents on Christmas morning. This year about 700 presents and significant cash donations were donated, collected and delivered to organisations for distribution to needy and disadvantaged children in the local community.

Without your kindness and generosity, many children would have received very little or nothing at all on Christmas Day.

Presents have been delivered to the following recipients where they have been distributed to local children, generally in Peterborough, Stamford and surrounding areas, however a small number have also been delivered a little further afield.

Once presents have been delivered, there is a significant amount of work to be done sorting/collating and distributing gifts to the families and we would like to offer our thanks to all involved in the project: Peterborough Family Action; Stamford Homestart; Downs Syndrome; Boston Pilgrim Hospital; The Rudolf Appeal; Peterborough Prison (mother and baby unit).

The success of the project is entirely attributable to the kindness and generosity of the public via our Christmas tree hosts who enable us to achieve the level of success that we have: Aebi Schmidt UK Ltd, Peterborough; Caterpillar/Perkins, Peterborough; Crown Inn, Great Casterton; Cummins, Stamford; Curves, Stamford; Edith Cavell ambulance station, Peterborough; Matley Primary School, Peterborough; Oakham Post Office; Royal Haskoning, Peterborough; Sheep Market Surgery, Stamford; Smithers Purslow, Rutland; St Gilbert’s School, Stamford; The Bluebell Inn, Helpston; Horse and Jockey pub, Point of Health; Rutland and Stamford Mercury; Thurlby Primary School, Bourne; Triumph Motorcycle Owners Club; Voyager School, Peterborough.

Our thanks also to Cummins Generator Technologies, Stamford, for taking part in the collection and delivery of gifts within the Stamford and Rutland area.

This project does make a great deal of difference to many children in the local community, the current economic climate and the recent weather conditions have not been kind to us over recent months, however your kindness and generosity have brought a smile to many children’s face this Christmas.



Rotary Club of Stamford St Martins

I would like to thank Stamford Round Table for sending me a food parcel for Christmas and for their kindness. I wish them all a happy new year.

Vera McGowan

Northumberland Avenue,