MADAM - I would like express my thanks and appreciation for the generosity shown by the people of Kinver, Enville, and those parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath we visited with the Kinver Rotary Club Christmas sleigh.

Over the nine nights we toured these areas plus the two days we were fortunate enough to receive permission of the management of Aldi Wollaston and Kingswinford to collect at their stores, we raised the magnificent sum of £7,850.

Even after our expenses have been deducted more than £7,000 will be distributed to charities and needy causes in the area we collected.

Not only do my thanks go to everybody who gave so generously, I wish to express my thanks and admiration to the members of Kinver Rotary club and other helpers who prepared the sleigh and then turned out so enthusiastically to give such a wonderful curtain-raiser to so many people.

David Goring,

President, Rotary Club of Kinver