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North Wales Rotary club uses 75th anniversary to raise money for NHS charity

North Wales Rotary club uses 75th anniversary to raise money for NHS charity

Holyhead Rotary’s 75th Charter Dinner provided the perfect opportunity for the club to raise much-needed funds with a raffle.

2023 marks the 75th anniversary of Holyhead Rotary Club officially chartering and the North Wales club wanted to mark the occasion by raising money for a cause close to their hearts.

64 Rotarians and their guests attended a dinner Trearddur Bay Hotel and participated in a raffle that raised £692 for Awyr Las.

Awyr Las (Blue Skies in English) is Holyhead’s local NHS charity that makes sure everyone across North Wales receives the best NHS treatment when it’s needed the most.

In attendance at the dinner were Rotarians from other nearby Rotary clubs such as the clubs of Llangefni, Bangor, Rhos on Sea and Penmaenmawr-Llanfairfechan. There were even attendees from Leigh, Lancashire.

Becky Williams and Robyn Williams, Holyhead Rotary Club President.

The evening’s speaker was Dr. John Williams whose brother, Robyn Williams, is Holyhead Rotary’s Club President having followed in his father’s footsteps.

John gave an insight into what it’s currently like working in a hospital before District Governor Paul Dutton commended the excellent work being done by Holyhead Rotary.

The guest speaker for the evening was Becky Williams who, for years, has been a tireless fundraiser for Team Irfon, a cancer charity named after her late husband Irfon Williams.

When Irfon started his treatment for cancer in 2014, he started Team Ifron as a way to support other families in the area who were coping with the disease.

Since he passed away in 2017, Becky has continued to campaign for Team Ifron, with the fund now having raised hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Half of the money raised from the raffle will be distributed by Awyr Las to Team Ifron, with the other half going to the Tudno Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital.