Community initiative proves to be a big hit!
Posted 14 December 2015 8:34 AM by John Greaves
The cash give-away run by HomeServe and the Express & Star was designed to help those groups who work tirelessly within their community and this year saw £35,000 shared out between 103 groups, with those that collected the most tokens taking away the highest proportion of cash.
The top 20 groups were invited to an awards ceremony at The Savoy Lounge at Walsall FC’s Banks’s Stadium with the winning group, Small Wonders Stay and Play Group walking away with £4,067 having collected more than 30,000 tokens.
The winners, who finished third last year will use their prize money to purchase new equipment to help care for the 180 children who come along each week.
In second-place were Sandwell Flyers who received £3,593, while in third-place were Willenhall Trinity Bowls who claimed £1,568.
“Each and every group clearly work incredibly hard to provide an invaluable service to their community and it is great to be able to directly help them, not only by giving them money, but also recognition.
“For me, it is a great feeling to see the smile on People’s faces as they collect their cheque and also speak to them on a personal level about what they do.
“The ceremony itself was brilliant because you could really feel the excitement building in the room as the winners were announced.”