John Lewis WGC - July 31st 2010

posted 10 Aug 2010, 13:44 by Tim Owen   [ updated 26 Aug 2010, 22:37 by Steve Washington ]
A fantastic day was had by all at John Lewis, Welwyn Garden City, store on Saturday 31st of July 2010. 

The day started weather wise with a slight drizzle but by 10.30hrs it had brightened to a blueish haze which threatened and indeed provided a beautifully hot day.
The shoppers were in good form with some literally throwing money at Dave Wilson from passers-by in cars and also pedestrians giving  in a similar way too.

It soon became obvious that along with the cheque being given to us from John Lewis [pictured below are the Manager of the Branch on the day being Dorothy Egerton and Community Liaison Co-ordinator Michael Burn and Grant Shapps MP], that we may also be fortunate to collect quite a bit from the passing public.  
Never were any of us expecting the bumper windfall of a bucket collection of £1,064 - YES that is correct! 

From 09.30hrs until 16.30hrs Robin Snelling, Alan Wilkinson, Roger Elvin, Andy Baker, Steve Williams, Christine & John Dean, Kim & Neil Langley, Dave Wilson, Clive James, James Fensome, John Winchester and myself, ably supported by Ian Larman our resident photographer - Digital Recall

We were also supported by the appearance of Roy Snelling later on after he had been taking a potential new member Yana De Silva, on route training.

John Lewis also kindly gave us hospitality in their staff restaurant during the day.

So there you have it folks - a cheque from John Lewis of £500 + our windfall bucket collection of £1,064 making a grand total of £1,564 - a very good day's work all round.

Thank you to all concerned, from the Editor.