Following a very successful fundraising event, between the Rotary Clubs of Stafford and Cannock, further donations were handed over on the 7th September to the Stafford and Cannock League of Hospital Friends (League of Friends) for their “Sleep Out to Kit Out” event in April 2022 initiative. The funds will be used to furnish accommodation for people who are making their way into society after mental health illness.
Three guests were invited to lunch to accept the money, Martin Thornley, Chief Executive, League of Friends, (pictured right with John Davis, Anne Parkhill and George Steele) and his Personal Assistant Gill Hancocks and Malcolm Hill from the Rotary Club of Cannock. Following lunch a cheque for £351 which was the Gift Aid from the previous donations from Stafford Rotary Club and a cheque for £5,000 presented by Rtn Rev John Davis on behalf of Staffordshire United Services Aid Fund (SUSAF).
During the meeting Martin Thornley explained how the League of Friends operates, and how the funds will be utilised. John Davis explained how and why his charity was set up and how the money will greatly assist Ex Service personnel. President Andy Compton rounded off the events with an encouraging talk. Helen Perren, member of Stafford Rotary Club, was also thanked for her work in making certain the Sleepout went ahead and was a great success.