Tablers hope to Round up new members
Published: 3 Nov 2013 09:300 comments
Tim Neale, chairman of Ascot Round Table, believes too many people believe the myth that it is just a group of old men and it is some form of secret society.
“We are desperately short of members and it would be really great if we could boost our numbers in the near future,” he said.
“We’re not any form of secret society. Anyone can join and all we are is friendly bunch of people who meet up every now and then and try to raise money for good, local causes.”
Mr Neale was speaking after the group held its latest event, a ladies night-style ball on October 18 at Royal Ascot Golf Club.
The night saw more than 70 guests tuck into a three-course dinner, while also being treated to entertainment from comedian Russ Williams and cabaret performer Maria Morgan. A DJ also provided music throughout the evening, while a charity raffle helped raise about £3,500.
Money raised will go to local charities of the group’s choice. It still wants more charities to come forward and apply for funds.
Mr Neale said: “The evening was great. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we had a fantastic turnout.
“It was a bit of a mixture of entertainment with good food and good music and everyone has said to me how they’re looking forward to next year’s event. The main aim of the evening however was to showcase what we do so they would be encouraged to join so we can boost our fundraising efforts.”
Prospective members can go to a few free taster events to meet members and get an idea as to what they do, before being presented with a certificate and a badge if they decide to join.
The only costs involved in being a member are determined by the kinds of events that the group do.
To apply for funds or to join the group, visit www.ascotroundtable.org.uk