ALMOST £1,500 has been awarded to community groups and organisations thanks to the year-long fundraising events of Shaw and Crompton Parish Council chair, Councillor Denise Tindall.
Cllr Tindall’s stint in the post has now come to an end, succeeded for the first time by Councillor David Bibby who will now embark on his own charity fund raising efforts.
One of her last civic duties was to invite representatives from her eight chosen groups to a special presentation ceremony at Parish Council officers in Shaw.
“It might not be a lot of money but what I wanted to do was to push it back into the community, our community,” she told guests.
“I know there are groups like Dr Kershaws and Macmillan Cancer Support who raise money and do really good work.
“But they are pretty well represented and supported by their own funding people.
“It was my thought that I wanted to give back to the smaller groups that don’t tend to receive anything. So, that’s what I have decided to do.
“The first group is the One World Community hub and they will receive £250.
“This is a group that provides a place for people with additional needs and there is nothing else quite like it.
“We also have a number of people from Shaw who attend this group.
“East Crompton St James will receive £200 and my wish would be be half of the donation goes towards flowers in the church and half towards providing a Christmas lunch (£200).
“We know the Rotary Club of Crompton and Royton do extensive work and we know there is more than one Rotary Club.
“But we wanted to particularly keep it in our local area so we are going to give you £150,” explained Cllr Tindall.
Both the St Mary’s Rainbows and the First Shaw Scout group received £175.
Shaw Rascals toddlers, nursery and childcare organisation, based at St Paul’s, received £200 while the Royal British Legion in Shaw collected £150.
The final recipients were the VI Bees.
“I don’t think there is quite another group like it in Oldham and I am pleased to award them £170,” said Cllr Tindall.
The Correspondent will be turning the spotlight on the recipients in our June paper.
But if you would like more information before then on what the groups can offer here are some contact details:
One World Community Hub
Oldham OL8 1EU
Tel: 0161 620 1810
St James East Crompton
Rev. David Woodall
St James Vicarage,
Oldham, OL2 7TE.
Tel: 01706 847454
The Rotary Club of
Crompton and Royton
The Puckersley Inn,
22 Narrowgate Brow,
Oldham OL2 6YD
St Paul’s Church,
Oldham OL2 8AD
Tel: 01706 291205
Mobile: 07765 485 721
The Royal British Legion Shaw
1 Newtown Street,
Oldham OL2 8NX
Tel: 01706 844428
1st Shaw Scout Group
The Scout Hut,
Shaw OL2 7AJ
Contact Ted: 07970 868854
or Colin: 07886 774891
St Mary’s Rainbows
Jayne Abbott May
Tel: 01706 880798
Tel: 07780 466 410