Once again, Bourne Corn Exchange was filled with a capacity audience for the annual Len Pick Memorial Evening. The speaker this year was Gervase Phinn, educationalist and author who entranced the audience with his hilarious tales of his career in in the Yorkshire Dales as a School’s Inspector.
The evening celebrates the legacy of our founder and benefactor, Mr Len Pick, on the anniversary of his passing in 2004. Present Chairman Gerry Burrows was particularly pleased to be able to announce that since inception the Trust has now donated over £1,000,000.00 to charitable and voluntary causes and activities benefitting the town of Bourne. Put another way, that is £1,000,000.00 in funding that our town would not have received without the legacy that Len Pick left to the Trust which bears his name.
In closing his remarks, Gerry announced that he was pleased to make a start on the second million of donations and asked volunteers from Lives Group who were providing first aid cover for the evening in the Hall to step forward and accept a cheque for £6,800 to cover the cost of ongoing training and re-accreditation of the Bourne volunteer first responders together with the supply of equipment for 2019. Lives volunteers are part of Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service and provide Local volunteer response throughout the County.
We are again indebted to Roadphone NRB and Matt Bostock for their provision of audio-visual services at the event also Jamie & Sue Lawrance for providing the evocative video of the 100 year anniversary commemoration of the end of the First World War. We also would like to thank the Bourne Corn Exchange Staff and last, but not least, the volunteers who help make the event possible.