Rotarians in Kent dished out hundreds of pounds to good causes at a Dragons’ Den style event.
Folkestone Rotary organised the initiative, inviting charitable organisations to enter the competition and demonstrate their charitable work.
The club then makes a contribution to support their good cause.
Among those organisations taking part were the town’s Air Cadets who wanted £500 to buy polo shirts with the squadron and Rotary’s logo for a common sense of belonging when not in uniform.
It is always a delight as a club to support small, local good causes and, on these particular occasions, we have been an enabler to provide outside participation for which we are most pleased with.”
The charity Touchbase Care wanted £300 to turn a piece of land into a garden which would be maintained by young people with additional needs to grow seasonal vegetables.
And, among a number of schools which took part, St Peter’s Church of England Primary School wanted £250 to create a prop for a drama production to entertain residents of a local care home.
Club President, Bill Wright, said it was great to be able to support so many good causes in Folkestone.
He explained: “It is always a delight as a club to support small, local good causes and, on these particular occasions, we have been an enabler to provide outside participation for which we are most pleased with.
“All recipients were most grateful for our assistance. The Dragon’s Den initiative gives various charities or projects the opportunity to demonstrate their ambitions and requirements to assist their cause.”