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King’s Lynn and District Round Table No. 54 gifted £500 of goods for the Benjamin Foundation. Meeting up at Barclays Bank on the King’s Lynn High Street as we promoted what Round Table does in the community was the perfect setting for handing over the items (socks, gloves, hats, cosmetics and personal hygiene goods).  The Christmas spirit was in full flow and everyone was in good spirits.

Benjamin Foundation £500 Good for Shoe Box Appeal - 181214

Benjamin Foundation £500 Good for Shoe Box Appeal – 181214


King’s Lynn and District Round Table  No. 54 were delighted to present a cheque for £1300 to the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company.  They were merrily singing carols outside of Sainsbury Hardwick when we turned up on mass.  Have a read about what they do and you can see why we donate to such an amazing group.  They are also ready to support us when needed.

Link in the Lynn News is here (although we change from Rotarians to Tablers and back to Rotarians again!).

Lavender Hill Mob - £1300 - 141214

Lavender Hill Mob Cheque Hand Over


Round Table 54 were called and once again stepped up to the mark.  A deserving person in the King’s Lynn area contacted us for help and we responded with a new washing machine, food vouchers and of course some washing up goodies for the new machine.

Trevor Bramham, director of  Bramham Electrical kindly installed the new Service washing machine for free as well as taking the old one away.  He repaired the waste pipe and took the time to explain the warranty if anything goes wrong.

Trevor fitting new Washing Machine The new Washing Machine

The RT54 members met at The Bank House Hotel on the South Quay in King’s Lynn looking forward to a bit of banter, some decent food and a talk from Gill Saunderson of the King’s Lynn Guide Dogs.  We got all three.

The meal was as usual superb and everyone enjoyed it.  All washed down with a beer or cider (or two!).

This was followed by Gill doing a talk about the Guide Dogs, how they are supported and all the advances made since 1931 when they were first introduced.  Gill had some great stories about her life after she lost her sight when she was 18 in a car accident, how she overcame her loss of sight and how she helps fund raise for the Guide Dogs.  We also got to see some of the equipment she uses in her day to day life from mini talking GPS systems to help her travel around Lynn, her talking mobile phone, talking weighing scales and how she can label cans of food which then talk to her when needed.

Gill also chatted about how the guide dogs help in her day to day life, and the stories of her different dogs she has had through her life.

Gill Saunderson - Kings Lynn Guide Dogs - 070414

Afterwards we took the decision to donate £200 for the Guide Dogs association.  If you want more info then have a look here.

Round Table 54 are at it again.

After a successful weekend of raising money at the Norton Hill Light Railway event back in August RT54 are delighted to be able to donate some of the money to two brilliant causes.dia

£2600 was donated to KIWI, a local diabetes charity, and another £2600 was donated to the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company.

Kiwi and Lavender Mob Cheque Handover - Norton Hill - Oct 06 2013 - Smaller

October 6th 2013

Lynn News Article

Pictured left on the front row is Kerry Robinson from KIWI, Amrinder Chana, RT54 Vice-Chairman and Paul Moore, RT54 Chairman.  On the back row is Simon Anderson, RT54 Member and David Purdy, RT54 Treasurer.

Pictured front right are Les Miles and Tim Rock from Lavender Hill Mob, Kirsty Roberts, Lynn Ladies Circle Chairwoman and Helen Bettison, Ladies Circle Member.

At the back is Mike Schuman who owns and runs the fantastic light railway with one of the spectacular locomotives used during the Norton Hill Weekend.

For more information about the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company then please click here.

If you are interested in seeing more what the Ladies Circle King’s Lynn does then please look here.

RT54 and Mr Schuman - Oct 06 2013 - Smaller

Three members from Round Table 54 went to see West Winch Junior Football Club in action last weekend in their new Round Table 54 sponsored football strip.

Football Strip - Oct 06 2013 - Smaller

October 6th 2013

WWJFC posing in their new stip.  Top left is Paul Moore (RT54 Chairman), Centre is Gary Shipp (Coach), and Top Right is Amrinder Chana (RT54 Vice Chairman).

For more information about West Winch Junior Football Club then click here.

The WWJFC approached Round Table 54 recently to help them fund a new football strip for their expanding and rapidly improving team and we were more than happy to help.

If you would like to contact Round Table 54 then please visit our Contact Us page.

Round Table 54 - Cheques - Mencap and 2nd Runcton Holme and Watlington Scout Group

October 7th 2013

King’s Lynn and District Round Table No 54 presented a cheque for £250 each to the 2nd Runcton Holme and Watlington Scouts and Mencap. Round Table chairman Paul Moore said: “We have to try to help where we can, such as by buying useful equipment .

This is the 80th anniversary year of the Round Table, which devotes its time to fundraising for charity, and it plans to celebrate by holding a charity ball at Lynn Town Hall on November 2.

Pictured at the presentation at Marriott’s Warehouse in Lynn are, from left, vice-chairman Amrinder Chana, David Purdy, Bob Keens (Scouts), Simon Anderson, Peter Brown (Mencap), president Chris Rawlings and chairman Paul Moore.