Lymm Ladies Circle is about having fun, but it’s also about giving back to the community and raising money for a number of worthy causes. That said, we have plenty of fun at the same time!
We support many of the fantastic community events which take place in Lymm, including the Lymm Round Table Duck Race, Bonfire Night and Lymm Dickensian Festival, often selling food, drink or other wares to raise funds for charity. Look out for our banner or our tshirts at future events and come and say hello!
Over the past three years we have raised over £8000 for a variety of local and national charities.
DonationsIn 2009, we raised over £200 for Rethink, a national charity helping people affected by severe mental illness, by organising a coffee morning during their “Rethink Tea Party” campaign.
In 2010-2011, our fundraising focus was on Cancer charities and we took part in a number of activities throughout the year including Lymm Bonfire Night, Dickensian and Lymm Duck Race.
In September 2010, we launched Lymm Calendar Boys 2011, a charity calendar featuring naked businessmen from across Lymm. We raised over £4000 for charity, most notably Everyman, the male cancer charity. You can read more about the calendar at The Warrington Guardian.
The calendar was the brainchild of Lymm Ladies member, Cath Sharman. Cath tragically died in September 2011 and following her death, we donated £500 to mental health charity, Mind in her memory. Mind was an organisation close to her heart and was the charity that her husband and one of the stars of the calendar, Jamie Sharman chose to support.
At Lymm Duck Race 2011, we raced our special pink and blue ducks to raise funds for both male and female cancers. With our pink duck we raised funds for the Breast Cancer Charity, The Pink Ribbon Foundation and the money raised with the blue duck, was added to our calendar funds and donated to Everyman. Our ducks were mentions on the Lymm.com blog.One of our winners was girl called Charlotte, who was suffering from a rare form of bone cancer. We decided to see how we could support her and after asking, we found out she really wanted a swing of her own. Her surpressed immune system meant she was unable to go to the park, so she wanted to bring the park to her garden. We set about raising the funds and in July 2012, Charlotte finally got her new swing. Read about it on the Lymm.com blog.
In 2011-2012, we also raised funds for a number of local charities, around a theme of ‘Children and Young People’, including the following donations:
- Warrington Children with Diabetes Group – Money for their Christmas Party
- The PettyPool Trust – Money for gardening equipment
- Lymm Festival Scarecrow Competition – organised by Lymm Ladies Circle with a theme of Kids TV and funds donated back to Lymm Festival
In 2012-2013, we hope to support a number of charities around a theme of vulnerable people, including Warrington Women’s Aid Domestic Refuge and Warrington Food Bank.
If you know a charity or local community organisation that needs support, please tell us by emailing email@example.com.