Five local charities received cheques for £200 each at Bingham Business Club’s latest meeting.
The not-for- profit organisation had asked local groups to apply for a share of £1,000 it had accumulated in its funds. Representatives from five successful groups were at the club’s July meeting to receive the money from club chairman Jonathan Hammond during a networking meeting.
The groups chosen to receive £200 each were
- Notts County Football in the Community
- Bingham and District Audio Magazine
- the RAF Newton Memorial Fund
- Calverton and Bingham Swimming Club
- Vale First Responders.
Football in the Community used the money to help fund a group for older players; Bingham and District Audio Magazine put it towards helping people keep in touch with their community; the RAF Newton Memorial Fund will put it towards the cost of heritage panels; Vale First Responders need funds to provide volunteers with emergency kits; Calverton and Bingham Swimming Club put it towards an underwater camera to show swimmers how to improve technique.
Business club members were urged to pledge their support for club chairman Jonathan Hammond to encourage him to take part in a charity sleepout taking place at the Notts County ground in October. The event is for senior business people to raise money to help fight poverty and homelessness in Nottingham.
The remainder of the meeting was a chance for members and visitors to do some networking before a buffet breakfast. The club is a support, social network and forum for businesses in and around the Bingham area. It offer members and other attendees the chance to meet and constructively work together to generate revenue and help address the issues that face local businesses. Whether you are a new business starting out or a long-established part of the landscape, the club welcomes your input and looks forward to seeing you at one of its future meetings.
The Bingham Business Club meets monthly at The Grill Room 25 Long Acre, Bingham, at 8am, except for the summer barbecue and Christmas lunch.
Meetings usually take the form of introductions, followed by a speaker, and then a cooked breakfast.