After three months of vigorous training, Bridgend Rotary members were prepared for their fundraising event on April 9th 2019.
The team of 14 set up a bike ride from Mumbles to Laleston, a 50km journey, to benefit international projects.
On the day, the club raised over £5,000. This money will be improving water and hygiene facilities and equipping mosquito nets at two schools in Tanzania.
This was part of the Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzania (REMIT) campaign.
The volunteers were made up of five Bridgend Rotary members, two Cowbridge Rotary members and seven guest riders, and every one of them battled through varying weather conditions until the finish line.
A great level of support carried the team through, with special thanks to representatives of Mumbles Rotary, a doctor, a photographer and the catering staff.
Lutterworth Rotary Club
Leicestershire charities benefitted to the tune of £5,800 thanks to the festive energies of Rotary members in Lutterworth.
The money was raised from a Santa Fun Run, organised each year by the local Rotary club.
The 2018 event attracted more than 500 entrants and the money raised takes the ten-year total to £109,000.
Cheques were presented to:
- Lutterworth Share and Care Group: £850
- Air Ambulance DLR: £ 840
- Lutterworth & Villages Foodbank: £680
- LOROS (Town Mayor’s Appeal): £650
- Cancer Research UK: £580
- Age Concern: Lutterworth & District: £550
- Bamboozle Theatre Company (Leicester): £500
- Rotary Club of Lutterworth charities: £300
- Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe charities: £300
Plans are already being forged for a 2019 Santa Fun Run on Sunday, December 1st, following the Christmas lights switch-on in Lutterworth on November 29th.
When donating to projects, Tonbridge Rotary members gather to decide new causes to support. The Times Local recently reported the latest donation.
Club President Sonia Williams presented £1,000 to Slide Away, a Kent-based charity who offer young people bereavement support.
Sonia said: “In my working life I shared the sadness of a number of children who were having difficulty coming to terms with loss.
“I am very happy we can contribute to this charity and its work.”
A trustee of Slide Away, Linda Cann, visited the club to receive the donation.
Linda explained to the members where the donation will go, detailing a group workshop. She said: “Listening and talking are at the heart of our work with young people, hopefully enabling them to move forward following bereavement.”
For more information, visit slideaway.org.