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Llangollen Rotary aids international relations

Llangollen Rotary aids international relations

Rotary is all about the power of partnership, and for one Welsh club they have been helping to build bridges for students from across the world.

Llangollen is one of the prettiest towns in Denbighshire in north-east Wales, sitting on the River Dee at the edge of the Berwyn mountains and the Clwydian Range.  It also hosts the International Eisteddfod.

And it was recently the picturesque home for 15 overseas students from 11 different countries who were hosted by Rotary members for a cultural weekend in Wales.

During a hectic weekend, the students, who are all studying at Manchester University visited the National Trust’s Plas Newydd House & Gardens, walked up Dinas Bran, as well as enjoying a narrow boat ride and a barbecue.

Geoff Bullen, Llangollen Rotary’s Public Image Officer, said that this was an annual event for the club.

He said: “Each year we make another group of new friends and we all enjoy learning about each other, our countries and how people live.

“It is amazing how many students said it had changed their preconceived ideas of the UK and Rotary for the better.

“The whole weekend was a complete success and we hope our guests will take back fond memories of Rotary and Llangollen hospitality.”

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