Update on last December’s Winter Ball The Winter Ball held at the Duchess's Stand last December, organised by Ashtead Conservatives, raised rather less during these difficult economic times for the nominated charities than the previous year but it was still possible for Howard Jones (pictured left), Chairman of Ashtead Conservatives, to present a cheque for £2350 to SSAFA recently. The manager of SSAFA's Norton House in Grays Lane Ashtead, Michael Turner (pictured right) returned to the venue where the Ball was held to receive the donation and said how delighted he was that the people of Ashtead had generously made it possible to raise this amount and spoke of the excellent work which his organisation does for the families of personnel tragically injured in conflicts. Many are treated at the wonderful Headley Court. Donations of £500 to each of the Ashtead Cricket Club and Ashtead Football Club are also being made. The Winter Ball in 2012 will again take place at the Duchess's Stand and this year it takes place on Saturday 15th December.
Issue 78, Febuary 2012. Never underestimate the importance of community.