Rotary chief Chris steps down
Published at 01:00, Friday, 20 July 2007
THE president of Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club has stepped down after a year in which it raised and spent £10,000 for local charities.
Chris Boyd will be replaced by John Holland. The club plans to support young people and help them develop a wider awareness of environmental issues.
It has raised money over the last year from its metal detecting rally, a bag packing session and a golf competition, which generated £2,500. The club will continue to support communities in need by working with the Wheelchair Foundation, which sends wheelchairs to Mali.
The foundation sent 280 wheelchairs to the central African nation over the last year with support from the Cumbria and Lancashire branches of the Rotary. The club will run another programme of events this year including another metal detecting rally and a golf competition.
It has also agreed to act as the sponsor of a new rotary club in the Carlisle area, should the demand for one be shown.
Mr Holland said: “I believe our plans will allow us to support the many ad hoc requests we receive as well as the development of the proposed new club.”
For more information about Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club and Rotary in the Carlisle area call Kevin Walsh on 01228 596090 or email him email firstname.lastname@example.org
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