Three charities nominated to share in the £34,000 raised by last July’s Classics on the Common show, organised by Rotary in Harpenden, were presented with cheques at a dinner at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club.
The charities were St Luke’s Special Educational Needs School in Redbourn, Wheathampstead Community Group and PumpAid. After thanking Rotary in Harpenden for the donations the representatives described how the money will be used.
Stephen Hoult-Allen, executive head of St Luke’s, said that the funds will be put towards a new quad building for use by pupils up to age seven.
David Johnston, chair of the Wheathampstead Community Group, explained how the money will help the group raise the £28,000 they need to run a local bus service.
PumpAid seeks to raise £1 million a year to install water pumps in communities and schools in Malawi. Former CEO David Chuter said the money from Classics will be put towards providing clean water and hygiene education at pre-school nurseries.
As usual, Rotary in Harpenden will retain a share of the funds to support other charities and causes during the year.
Pictured with Rotary in Harpenden President Hugh Lawrence and Classics on the Common Event Manager Liz Jack are, from the left, Stephen Hoult-Allen (St Luke’s School), David Chuter (PumpAid) and David Johnston (Wheathampstead Community Group)