Rushden charity says thank you to supporters

Alan Armson (Chairman SERVE), Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire David Laing, Gill Mercer (Chairman of ENDC), Russell Bradford (Royal Pigeon Racing Association)
Alan Armson (Chairman SERVE), Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire David Laing, Gill Mercer (Chairman of ENDC), Russell Bradford (Royal Pigeon Racing Association)

Supporters of a charity which helps older people have been recognised for their invaluable contribution.

Numerous organisations were invited to the event held by Serve to thank them for their financial support for the charity’s work across East Northamptonshire.

They were given the chance to see how their money has helped with the cost of equipment and refurbishment, meet clients and speak to volunters who help Serve provide services including community transport, personal homecare and day trips and activities.

The afternoon finished at Serve’s Keep House in Wollaston with the release of 12 pigeons by the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, which helped buy a minibus for Serve in 1999 and helped fund another minibus more recently.

Chairman of the board of trustees at Serve, Alan Armson, said: “Today is about saying thank you. I hope this is the first of many events like this.”

Charities who went along to the event in recognition of their support last week included the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, David Laing Foundation, Phillips Trust, Frederick and Phyllis Cann Trust, Dr and Mrs Muriset Fund and Strangward Trust.

Representatives from Rotary Rushden, Rotary Rushden Chichele, Rotary Rushden Higham Ferrers, Probus Rushden, Rushden Round Table and Inner Wheel Rushden also attended.

They were joined by councillors from Northamptonshire County Council and East Northants Council who have supported Serve through their empowerment funds.

For more details go to www.serve.org.uk.