Seahouses and District Rotary Club

WE LIVE TO GIVE: Seahouses and District Rotary Club’s meeting on September 20 was an important annual event.

Each year the club invites as many of the charities as possible who receive donations from the funds raised by the club during the previous Rotary year, to a special meeting at which they receive cheques and their representatives can explain how they make use of the funds.

The club’s immediate past president, Roger Howell, announced that to date just over £2,000 has been raised by the club’s supporters for the international Rotary campaign to rid the world of Polio, and during his year of office the club had responded to disaster appeals like those following the tsunami in Japan and the floods in Pakistan.

The club continues to support Rotary’s own international charity, the Rotary Foundation, which funds humanitarian projects, cultural exchanges between students and young professionals.

This year the club has also continued to support two other international charities, one being Water Aid, which provides emergency clean water to areas affected by disaster, the other being the Lavender Hill High School, in a deprived part of Cape Town, where the club has for several years supported the efforts of a local Rotary club to improve sporting and other facilities at the school.

Roger went on to present cheques to the local charities supported by the club: RNLI Seahouses, Seahouses Cancer Research, Seahouses Festive Lights, Seahouses Junior Seahouses Golf, Seahouses Girls’ Brigade, Seahouses Junior Football Club, The Camphill Family, HospiceCare North Northumberland, Belford Music Association, Belford Scouts, Embleton Play Park and Embleton Cygnets.

Visitors are always welcome at weekly meetings of the Rotary Club of Seahouses.

Further information from Margaret Claydon on 01665 720472 or Kelvin Rushworth on kelvinrotary@hotmail.co.uk