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There is no separate fundraising committee but that does not mean the club is no longer raising money for good causes. On the contrary, in recent months Chelmsford has distributed donations to more local organisations than ever before as we'll as continuing to support international projects.

Jazz Night

We held our Annual Jazz Night at Writtle Sports and Social Club on Friday, 20 April 2018. Entertainment was provided by the Essex Youth Jazz Sextet under its Musical Director, Martin Hathaway.

Martin, who was born and brought up in Chelmsford, is now a Professor of Jazz at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Musical Director, Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra and a widely known jazz musician with various jazz bands.

A shirt-sleeved audience watching a jazz bandWith Martin on alto sax was Kerensa Newcombe, trumpet; ma Kruger, trombone and vocalist; Will Hobson, piano; Joe Ward-Thread-well, drums; and Harrison Dolphin, double bass.

A wide variety of jazz numbers was played in the two sessions, including numbers by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller.

The sextet provided lively entertainment for the audience who were greatly appreciative of the music and individual contributions of members of the Sextet.

A total of £785.90 was raised from the night towards Rotary charities from ticket sales and a raffle with prizes generously donated by Chelmsford Rotary Club members.

Danbury jumble sales

Our fundraising efforts include twice-yearly jumble sales in Danbury. The pictures below show Past President Graham Furnival getting things prepared and Past President Philip Goodman ready to welcome potential buyers. Both look resplendent in their Club fleeces.

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