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Thousands of pounds in Rotary funding distributed to support Luton’s talented youngsters

Thousands of pounds in Rotary funding distributed to support Luton’s talented youngsters

The Rotary Youth Trust for Luton was set up in 2005 to celebrate the centenary of Rotary International – and it is continuing to support talented youngsters in Bedfordshire.

The Rotary Youth Trust has recently provided financial support to a number of young people between the ages of 14 and 22 living, working, or in education within the Borough of Luton.

It is meant to serve as a lasting reminder of ‘Rotary in Luton’ in perpetuity.

The trust has made grant awards totalling £8,300 to a number of talented youngsters.

They include Amy Hunt, an accomplished musician with the Luton Youth Concert Band to help her buy a new wind instrument, James Routledge to enable him to buy a flugelhorn, and to Kathryn Sweeney from the Luton Youth Concert Band to help with trumpet lessons.

The Rotary Youth Trust has recently provided financial support to a number of young people between the ages of 14 and 22 living, working, or in education within the Borough of Luton.”

The Luton Rotarians have also supported top-ranked British athlete, Jazz Sears, towards her winter training, and to Nadeem Dalvi, a talented young badminton player to assist with attendance at the Webber Independent School

Shannon Christie has received funding for her career in teaching, and Ivana Phillips has been supported to travel for a diploma with the Phoenix Starr Dance Academy, along with Ismail Lukelo, who comes from a challenging background, to help pursue his career aspirations.

Other awards have gone to Georgina Onuorah, to fund final year fees at the Musical and Performing Arts School in London, as well as to Destiny Chance for her level 4 diploma course at the Dance Academy in Bedford.

The Luton Rotarians have also supported top-ranked British athlete, Jazz Sears, towards her winter training, and to Nadeem Dalvi, a talented young badminton player to assist with attendance at the Webber Independent School”

Daniel Popescu, a former Starr Dance Academy student, is being supported by Rotary to attend a four-day intensive dance course in Dublin and Yohannes Bor-Thompson is being helped with his youth work practice at George William College in London.

The Rotary Youth Trust for Luton has now given out over £40,000 in awards.

David King, chairman of the trustees, said: “The four Rotary clubs: Luton, Luton North, Luton Chiltern and Luton Someries, through the Youth Trust, will continue not only to support the young people of Luton through these difficult and challenging times but also to celebrate Rotary in Luton.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               More details: www.rytl.org.uk