Example of giving to charity during David Jackson’s Presidential year.
Presenting a cheque to Captain Mark Anderson of the Salvation Army.
The president, David Jackson, thanked all council members and members for their support during the year. The programme was high quality throughout the year, good publicity had been achieved and over £11,000 had been raised for charity. The Father Christmas float collections in December raised a record £5000 with money raised from street collections and two weekends collecting at Teesside Park .There were many charity sponsorship and charity events supported or organised by the club including the disabled games, Chernobyl children’s day, purchasing of 5 ventilators for james Cook University Hospital and contributions to Teesside Hospice and Social Services for the support of needy families.
Membership growth was reviewed and several initiatives are planned to increase the membership.
There was plenty of fun during the year with organised walks, race night, wine tasting, the Blue Jays charity concert, guest speakers and visits to factories, museums and gardens.