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Rotary members’ joy at fund-raising effort

Rotary Club of Lytham Charter Night.  L-R Martyn Lucking, Cyril Wildon, Stan Hickey, Bill Lloyd, Kevin Walsh and Barrie Stacey.

Rotary Club of Lytham Charter Night. L-R Martyn Lucking, Cyril Wildon, Stan Hickey, Bill Lloyd, Kevin Walsh and Barrie Stacey.

 

Rotarians from a Fylde group celebrated a successful two-year period in which more than £20,000 has been raised for charity.

Dozens of members of the Rotary Club of Lytham met at the Clifton Arms Hotel to celebrate the achievement as part of the group’s charter night.

Member Jeffrey Horsfield said the group had enjoyed a successful period, with local charities including Fylde Scouts, Park View and Home-Start benefitting.

He added: “The funds are raised throughout the year by a combination of events, street collections, members’ donations and income from a small property which was willed to us by a now-deceased member.

“Wherever possible costs are eliminated, minimised, absorbed by members or waived through the goodwill of various persons and organisations with which we collaborate.

“We raise funds for charitable causes, some small and local, some national and international, in the past two years we have donated more than £22,000.”

The club was founded in 1947 and has around 40 active members, including some honorary members.

In the past few years, the club has taken part in a variety of projects including the planting of the large Christmas trees in Lytham Piazza and Lytham War Memorial in the festive period.

Jeffrey added: “We meet every Thursday at the Clifton Arms Hotel and are always interested in new members joining the group.

“Our members are all male and mostly retired, with members including past mayors, aldermen, current local and county councillors and the deputy mayor.”

If you are interested in joining the group or have a charity which might benefit from the Rotarians’ fund-raising efforts, contact Jeffrey on (01253) 781011.

 

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