Anglia Ruskin University has forged a novel partnership with Rotary in Essex.
The university, which has campuses in Chelmsford, Peterborough, Cambridge and London, has signed a partnership agreement with Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary which will benefit the local community, as well as Anglia Ruskin students.
The Chelmsford club and other Rotary clubs in Essex will have access to the university’s facilities, while Anglia Ruskin students will have an opportunity to get involved with Rotary-organised events.
The Chelmsford club has also developed a project in Kenya at the Rotary Namucha Community School.
The university hope that the project could tap into its expertise in health, social care, education and arts as part of the five-year agreement.
This Memorandum of Understanding is very important to us. We are both part of the community so working together, we have a lot of strength.”
Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said: “Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary, and indeed Rotarians all over Essex, are at the heart of their respective communities, putting on a wide-range of charitable events.
“At Anglia Ruskin, we are not only proud to be part of our local community but keenly aware of our responsibility towards it, and as such I am delighted that we can help where we can.
“This agreement will see us working closer with Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary and will help them achieve their aims.”
Tony Stringer, president of Chelmsford Rivermead, said: “This Memorandum of Understanding is very important to us.
“We are both part of the community so working together, we have a lot of strength.
“We have resources in terms of people who can organise things, make connections and find suitable charities, so this agreement is to our mutual benefit.”