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Event: Presentation of cheques from Rotary President’s fund to local charities. Monday June 10th
Cheques were presented by the Rotary Club of Market Harborough to two local charities by club president Carole Baldam. These were the last of many donations made by the club during President Carole’s year of office.
The donations went to Phillippa Oliver-Dee of The Bower House, Harborough’s Christian Counselling Service; and to Peter Arnold of Market Harborough Street Pastors, providing care, listening and helping on the late night streets of the town.
Earlier in the year a donation was sent to Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign, aiming to vaccinate every child in the world against polio leading to its total elimination. A similar donation was given to Parkinson’s UK, providing information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. Also, a contribution of £1800, from the two Rotary Clubs of Market Harborough and Kibworth & Fleckney was given to Dementia UK towards an Admiral Nurse for Leicestershire.
The money was all raised at various activities and events by Rotarians. These included a street collection in Market Harborough on Christmas Eve, a sweepstake on the duration of speeches at the club's charter anniversary dinner, a gala night at Harborough Theatre, a coffee morning, Santa’s Grotto – led by Rotarians of the Inspire group, and a murder mystery evening.
Other activities during the Rotary year included the famous SwiMarathon, a harvest collection of items for the local foodbank, and the donation of the book “Lost Words” to each primary school.