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Katy ends Presidential year by getting married

Katy ends Presidential year by getting married

Some Rotary Presidents choose to end their year quietly, but Katy Pritchard from Somerset decided to go out in style.

Katy Pritchard decided to end her year as President of her Rotary club on a high ā€“ by getting married.

Katy, who was President of Crewkerne District Rotary in Somerset, tied the knot just weeks before the end of her Presidential year.

The wedding, in Crewkerne Parish Church,Ā provided an unusual background for the club’s chain of office against her home-made red wedding gown.

In another quirky twist, the bride rang the church bells accompanied by the Crewkerne Bell Ringers, with whom she is a member and, alongside husband Lewis Manuel, participates in the post-practice quiz in Oscars.

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Katy Pritchard and her new husband, Lewis Manuel, with members of the club.

Crewkerne District Club has a young and diverse membership, who enjoy a busy social calendar, as well as organising and supporting important community events.

The happy couple can regularly be seen in high-vis at events including Crewkerne Fair, Bonfire Night and Home Farm Festival.

In a fitting end to Katy’s Presidential year, inĀ her final meetingĀ in June, the club made donationsĀ totalling Ā£3,850Ā to charities.

These include theĀ Global Polio Eradication Initiative andĀ her nominatedĀ charity Promise Works, a mentoring charityĀ which supports vulnerable young people across SomersetĀ and with whom she serves a voluntary mentor.

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