£4,428 raised for local charities

Parity for Disability, The Vine Centre, Step by Step, Henry Tyndale School, Hart & Rushmoor Young Carers, The Fountain Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital, Connect Counselling and Brendoncare: all local charities getting a welcome boost to their funds from Farnborough Rotary Club’s Christmas collections. So too has Remap where the club has funded materials for a group of the area’s retired engineers who use their ingenuity to design and build personalised aids for disabled people – as they say “Resourceful Engineers Make Anything Possible”.

Typical of the grateful comments is that from Step by Step “This is amazing news, thank you so much. We are so grateful to have your support at this challenging time. It is thanks to the kindness of supporters such as yourself that we can continue supporting vulnerable young people…”

Charities get a boost from Rotary collections from Christmas float

The Club was delighted that despite everything it raised £4,428 in shopping centres around the town through cash and card donations and online through its Just Giving pages. The Club is extremely grateful to those who donated, and to Rushmoor Borough Council and the retailers who gave us permission to collect at their premises, notably B&Q, Costco and Princes Mead Shopping Centre.

Katy Harris, Farnborough Rotary Club President said “I would like to thank everyone who gave money when we were out with the float, and we really hope we will be back on your door steps next December bringing a little Christmas cheer”.

Katy went on to say “Rotary is a worldwide organisation. We can draw on its own Foundation, based in the USA, for grants to double the funds and boost the work of clubs like ours. In return we offer support to worthwhile projects around the world. This time we
were pleased to support Mercy Ships and Mary’s Meals which helps feed and educate children in some of the world’s poorest countries.”

Farnborough Rotary Club cares about the community: Donkey Derby, Music in the Park, Christmas collections, disaster appeals, running community projects, donating significant sums to local and overseas causes.

We always welcome new members. Think about it – and then call us on 0300 772 7011 (local rates apply).

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