St Neots-based charities are being invited to apply for a share of a huge pot of charity money raised by the town’s Round Table group.

The £12,000 is the result of the Round Table's Santa Sleigh collection, held in December last year and a gin festival, which took place in October.

Round Table members would like charities, organisations and good causes to come forward and each month a group will be selected and awarded £1,000.

The first hand-over took place last week and the lucky recipients was the Little Paxton Scout Group who will use the money to improve its toilet facilities.

The winners of the charity money will be announced live on air on Black Cat Radio on the last Friday of each month and the winners will also be interviewed.

Round Table chairman Simon Smith told The Hunts Post the money could be used for one-off projects as well as ongoing funds.

"The people of St Neots have been a huge support to the Round Table. Every year they turn out to donate money to the Santa Sleigh and our gin festival has proved to be really popular also. So we would now like to give something back to the community. We are looking for those grass roots clubs and groups out there you may need money for a project or a trip or maybe some building work. We are urging people to contact us as we are really keen to distribute this money and see it put to good use."

The Round Table is once again holding its gin festival in October and is confident it will have even more cash to share.

"If the event goes as well as we expect, there will be even more money in the coffers and we will be able to help more groups out there so we urge people to get in touch."

For more information about how to apply, contact Black Cat present Ste Greenall at: steve.greenall@picotech.com.

For details about joining the Round Table, open to men aged between 18-45, go to: www.st-neots.roundtable.co.uk.