This weekend saw Ringwood & District Round Table come together to mark the end of their year with our AGM.  This event isn’t  just a meeting; it was a celebration of the remarkable feats accomplished over the past year, as well an an opportunity to hand the torch onto a new leadership team for the coming year.

One of the chief points to celebrate was our support of local clubs, charities & good causes.  Over the last 12 months we have been able to donate almost £10,000 to further the amazing work that goes on in our local community, whether furthering the development of the Colts & Mini’s at Ellingham & Ringwood Rugby Club with a new VEO camera, investing in a new Defibrillator at Greyfriars to help those when they need it most, or helping a little boy with a massive heart towards his goal for life-changing treatment.  This substantial sum represents more than just monetary value; it’s a lifeline for those in need and a testament to our unwavering commitment to making a difference.

Alongside monetary donations, this year we’ve also been able to collect over a tonne of donations for local FoodBanks as part of our annual Santa’s Sleigh. This significant contribution will go a long way in supporting families who rely on the FoodBank for their daily sustenance.  We’ve also collected & recycled 108 Christmas Tree’s from local doorsteps & driveways, supporting Poulner Junior School with their goal to further the education of their children outside the classroom by using the tree’s as part of their Den-Building project.  We also were able to distribute 26 Christmas hampers, brining joy and relief to families in need during the festive season, embodying the true spirit of Christmas.  We also got the opportunity to celebrate our second year of running The British Pedal Car Grand Prix in July, welcoming crowds of thousands to enjoy the spectacle of over 30 teams racing their pedal-powered hotrods around the streets of Ringwood in a 2 hour race of endurance & fun.

The addition of four new members to the Round Table family this year has infused the group with new energy and perspectives. Their enthusiasm and willingness to contribute are invaluable assets that promise to drive our mission forward.  The AGM was also a time for leadership renewal. We welcomed Charlie Field as our new Chairman and Richard Levell as Vice Chairman. Their leadership will be pivotal in steering Ringwood & District Round Table towards another successful year.  Joining Charlie & Richard’s committee team are members with a blend of experience and fresh vision. Rob Martin takes on the role of Treasurer, Craig Adams as Secretary, James Marley as Media & Community Officer, and James Healy returns as Membership & Wellbeing Officer. Francis Charlton returns to offer his wisdom as Immediate Past Chair.

As we reflect on the past and look to the future, the Ringwood & District Round Table raise a glass to another year of making a difference, one act of kindness at a time!

Are you a guy guy aged between 18 & 45 keen to make a difference in your local community, to try new things & make some new friends? If that sounds like you, then Round Table could be for you! To find out more about what we do, or to find out about how to get involved, please get in touch!

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