BUSINESS leaders raised £1,200 for charity at their annual festive feast.
The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Dinnerr at Tankersley Manor was attended by 150 guests and included a tombola and raffle for the Chamber’s Charity of the year, City Hearts, and the President’s Charity Fund.
Of the £1,200 raised, £720 was donated to City Hearts and a £550 to the President’s Fund.
The Chamber, which held a Christmas Jumper Day earier this month, is calling on its members to donate warm clothes and gifts at the Chamber’s Rotherham office based at Genesis Park to help the vulnerable people supported by City Hearts.
Andrew Denniff, chief executive of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber, said: “We’ve enjoyed a successful 12 months, during which time we have welcomed new members of staff to the organisation, seen our membership grow and despite difficult trading conditions for many of our members, there seems to be renewed optimism in many areas as we look towards 2018.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members who have supported our events programme this year and for the generosity they have shown in helping those who are less fortunate.
“At this time of year, we believe it is more important to give than receive and I would like to thank all of our members who attended this year’s Christmas Dinner and donated so generously to a very worthy cause.
“We held a few more festive events throughout December, helping to increase the impressive total raised on the evening.”
The Chamber will be closed until January 2.
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