The beautiful St Mary’s Parish Church in Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria was filled with the sounds of music from a Welsh choir as part of a Rotary fund-raiser.
Rotary Lunesdale hosted a visit of the Llanddulas Choir from Colwyn Bay for a concert which was conducted by their Musical Director, Eirlys Dwyryd.
The concert was a complete sell-out and raised £2,500 which will be distributed to local charities.
Among the charities which will benefit is Sunbeams, a group which supports families who have an autistic child. They have received £1,000 from the club.
Practically everybody has a smartphone these days, and we feel this is another excellent way of connecting with our community and, who knows, possibly providing a recruitment tool”
Other charities to benefit include a school tennis team, a local girl guide attending the world jamboree, funding defibrillators to two villages, as well as supporting charities such as North West Air Ambulance, Dogs for Good and Blood Bikes.
The Rotary club has been active in the Cumbrian community with a series of projects, including crocus planting, hosting cake sales, and staging speaker meetings – they recently hosted Jonathan Warburton from Warburton’s bakery for a session.
And in the New Year, the club is planning a smartphone photography competition.
“Practically everybody has a smartphone these days, and we feel this is another excellent way of connecting with our community and, who knows, possibly providing a recruitment tool,” explained Rotarian, Lilian Barton.