Community groups receive Cracker Appeal funds

Community groups receive Cracker Appeal funds

Paul Miles

Community groups receive Cracker Appeal funds

Delighted recipients of this year's Advertiser Cracker Appeal have received a share of £10,000.

The annual scheme helps fund groups Christmas parties as well as any day trips or events throughout the year.

This year more than 40 groups received a share of the money raised which was donated by businesses and people from across the town.

A special presentation took place at the Magnet Leisure Centre on Thursday where representatives from each group were handed cheques.


Groups have once again benefited from the Advertiser's Cracker Appeal 2012


Speaking at the event Baylis Media deputy chairman, Jason Baylis, expressed his thanks to the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust and the Shanley Foundation both of whom donated generously to the appeal.

A special mention was also given to Copas Traditional Turkeys who had donated 66 festive birds to the appeal which were handed out to groups at the Holmanleaze leisure centre.

The Thames Valley Adventure Playground, in Bath Road, was one of the groups to be awarded a share of the money.

Donations manager Nicky Hutchinson said: "We are thrilled. I am continuously amazed at how generous people are. It makes a massive difference to the children and their families."

Chairman of the Windsor and Maidenhead Starfish Swimming Club, Andy McCabe, was equally thrilled.

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