Round Table’s new chairman targets year of fun fundraisers

THE new chairman of Saddleworth Round Table has promised an exciting year of fun-filled fundraising activities to support the community.


Richard Foster and Andrew Rothwell

Richard Foster, 43, a chartered accountant from Grasscroft, took over the high-profile role from Henry Burbidge at the club’s AGM at their headquarters, The White Hart at Lydgate.

Richard said: “It’s an exciting time to be part of Saddleworth Round Table. Henry has had an excellent year.

“Saddleworth Round Table is now in 61st year, and we have a proud history and we look to host events for the benefit of the local community, with all profits redistributed back to local groups and worthy good causes.

“So please come along have some fun and support us,” he urged.

“Over recent years we have been proud and delighted to have backed a host of local groups including Saddleworth Village Olympics, Oldham Mountain Rescue, Dobcross Youth Brass Band, Uppermill football and cricket clubs.


Richard Foster and Henry Burbidge

“We’ve got some really exciting events to help our mission again this year.”

They include:

• Band in a Barn Saturday, May 19, with a sparkling line-up including the original Stax of Soul, Marcus Songs and Decoy with a DJ set from Howling Rhythm.

There will also be a range of craft ales from Saddleworth’s own Donkeystone brewery and great street food, including Wildfire Pizza Co.

• Santa Dash and Winter Wonderland takes place on Saturday, December 1 in Uppermill. A great family event, with 2km and 5km races for all abilities followed by Santa parade, Christmas lights switch-on and carols and a fireworks finale.

• On Friday, January 11, 2019, Table are hosting a Bangers and laughs Comedy Night at The White Hart, Lydgate.
Meantime, if would like to apply for funds to support your initiatives, contact the club’s CS projects officer John Williamson by email:

Or, if you want to get involved with Round Table to try something new and build new friendships, contact the club’s membership officer Dave MacDougall by email:

For more information on Round Table, go online: or call: 0121 456 4567.

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