A wide range of charity initiatives based in the Melton Mowbray area have again this year received a cash boost thanks to the Make It Happen campaign. Make It Happen shares a fund of £10,000 annually donated by Ragdale Hall and the campaign is promoted by the Melton Times.
Representatives from 22 groups who were successful in their bid for a slice of the £10,000 donated attended an event at the Hall last night, where co-owner of Ragdale Michael Isaacs, Melton Times group editor Mark Edwards, and Ragdale staff, heard more about how the money would be used.
From buying camping kit to mobility equipment and from learning resources for children to training volunteers – all of the money would be used in some way to help the good causes continue their current work, or to enable them to run new initiatives. Groups offering services for the young, the elderly, the sporty, or those just wanting some valuable social opportunities were all represented.
This is the twelfth year of the Make It Happen campaign, which has now seen £120,000 donated to a variety of charity ventures in the Melton Mowbray area.
Following a vote for their top two good causes by Ragdale Hall staff, the final decision on the successful groups is made by both the Melton Times and Ragdale Hall.
Speaking at the event, Ragdale Hall co-owner, Michael Isaacs, said: “This is the twelfth year of Make It Happen and every year I am struck by the great community spirit in Melton Mowbray. This doesn’t just happen – it needs people to give their time and commitment to be the foundations so the benefits can then permeate throughout the community.
The local community owes all of you – who are those foundations – a great deal of gratitude so I would like to thank all of you for what you do, on behalf of the local community.
It is always humbling to find out about the work you do, and wonderful to hear about how you will use this funding to make such a positive difference to the people you support.”