As we agreed at our last Zoom meeting, I wrote to the Chairman of RT250 asking them for clarification regarding their plans for this year’s Santa Sleigh. He emailed right back and this is his reply.
16 October 2020
Good Morning David
Lichfield RT held our own Zoom meeting on Wednesday specifically to discuss this year’s Tableau season.
At that meeting we had a broad in depth look at how we should proceed this year and made the difficult decision that this year we would not be involving other volunteer groups. With the current trajectory of the virus spread we felt it would not be in the public’s interest to do our usual collection this year. This is to protect volunteers, the public and our own members.
We will proceed with a Santa season, but this year it will just be the sleigh and 4 club members travelling the streets and playing music.
We are going to set up some cashless payment options, both an online donation page and a text donation number. We haven’t decided as yet what charity we will support – we are forming a small group of Tablers who will look at this.
As always we thank 41 Club for your continued support and look forward to hopefully a better 2021 where we can get the two clubs together.
We are currently planning on celebrating Lichfield Round Table 250’s 70th Charter in early June 2021, a year late unfortunately having already postponed twice this year, we would be delighted to see as many members of 41 Club as possible at the event.
Yours in continued fellowship.
Chairman Lichfield Round Table 250
I am sure that we all support their decision and consequently they will not require us to take the Sleigh out this year. I am sure that they would welcome the support of any of our Members who would like to assist them in their activities. You can contact Mícheál O’Mahony on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07415 307667.