Ragdale Hall’s Tenth Make It Happen Awards!
Twenty four local charities and organisations were recently awarded with a share £10,000 for various different projects via the Make It Happen scheme.
Make It Happen is a community chest donated annually by Ragdale Hall in collaboration with the Melton Times. Here’s what David Hamdorff, Ragdale Hall’s Managing Director had to say about the tenth anniversary:
“Ragdale Hall is really excited to be involved in the 10th Make It Happen awards. It really feels as though the awards have become part of the local framework now and something that can be relied upon each year. The variety of applications we have received over the years is amazing and we always look forward to receiving them and hearing about the incredible work being done in the area.
“Looking back over the last 10 years we have donated in excess of £100,000 to 200 projects led by 100 different organisations. We would like to think that this has left a lasting impression on the local community but we couldn’t achieve anything without the groups themselves and we are under no illusions that the real heroes are the people running the schemes and initiatives.
“Ragdale Hall has been operating for over 40 years and has so much to thank the local community for. Most of our 500 employees come from the local area and a large proportion of our customers so it is great to be able to give something back. It has also been exciting to see the good work that has been done with donations from the scheme over the years and we enjoy reading about these initiatives once they are underway in the Melton Times.”
The Awards Ceremony, which took place on Wednesday 3rd December, was a chance to give each charity their cheque and celebrate the fantastic work they are doing within the community.
Money was awarded to:
The Drop In Club
Melton & Rutland MS Support Branch
Melton Mowbray Widows Group
Oasis Family Centre
Melton Mowbray Swimming Club
Community events in Asfordby
Storehouse Melton Vineyard
The Mount Group Riding for the Disabled Association
Bottesford Youth Council
Melton Breast Cancer Support Group
Melton Mowbray Photographic Society
Voluntary Action Melton Gardening Scheme
Melton Mowbray Child Contact Centre
Age UK Gloucester House
Melton and District Furniture Project
Singalong on Sunday
Mowbray Rangers Football Club (Clubhouse improvements)
Friends of Gretton Court
Parents’ Solution Circle
Melton Mowbray Baptist Church
Melton Mowbray Royal British Legion Poppy Golf Day
Here’s a picture of all the winners with Ragdale Hall’s Co Owners Michael Isaacs and Penny Nesbitt.