Posted: Tue 6th Feb 2024

Deeside Round Table family surprises Rhyl charity with £1000 donation

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 6th, 2024

The Round Table family, encompassing Deeside XRT, Deeside Round Table, and Deeside Ladies Circle, made an unexpected visit to Work in Progress, a Rhyl-based organisation dedicated to promoting mental health awareness through performing arts.

The visit, which took place last Wednesday (31 January), culminated in the presentation of a £1000 cheque, a gesture that left the recipients both surprised and deeply grateful.

Work in Progress, known for its commitment to integrating positive mental health practices into its creative endeavours, was chosen as the beneficiary following the successful Beat The Blues Brunch event held in January.

The event in Hawarden not only raised significant funds but also highlighted the critical role of mental health awareness, providing a platform for the talented performers of Work in Progress to showcase their work.

Rory Tompsett, Chairman of Alyn & Deeside XRT 41 Club, shared his experience of the warm welcome they received and the gratitude expressed by Work in Progress.

He said: “What a warm welcome it was! Work In Progress was unbelievably humbled and full of gratitude. We had a special performance of some work they are currently working on, a nice cup of tea, cake, and a chat.

And we even got to join in with some singing!” “The Beat The Blues Brunch event exceeded everyone’s expectations on so many levels as it not only shone a light on the importance of mental health awareness but also served as a platform for the talented performers of Work In Progress, who put positive mental health at the very heart of everything they do”.

​​‌​‌​​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍“Heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the Beat The Blues Brunch last month. Working with the amazing Work in Progress has been an inspiration!”.

Leslie Churchill Ward, Artistic Director and co-founder of Work in Progress, said: “Thank you so much to our Round Table friends for this amazing donation.”

“The feedback we received after our performances was fantastic. Our members felt accepted and respected; a huge gift in itself”.”

“The tagline for Work in Progress is ‘We are all a Work in Progress. Together we can do so much!’

“This incredibly generous donation embodies the true spirit of friendship and will help us do even more.”

“By keeping our sessions free for our members, it means we can continue to be accessible to all and keep doing the work that we’re so passionate about”.

“If you would like more information about Work in Progress, contact us via email Hello@workinprogressrhyl.co.uk. Alternatively, come along on a Wednesday evening, 6:00-8:00 pm and join the group.”

“You do not need to have any prior experience of singing or acting. Anyone aged 18+ is welcome at The Good News in the Community, 75 Marsh Road, Rhyl, LL18 2AB.

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