Market Rasen club’s community work rewarded

Market Rasen Rotary Club Environmental Award
Market Rasen Rotary Club Environmental Award

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Market Rasen have again enjoyed success in the Lincolnshire Environmental Award competition.

The Rotary Club won a highly commended certificate on July 3 at the Bentley Hotel.

Market Rasen’s entry was summarised as: “The Rotary Club of Market Rasen reinvested funds raised by an Open Farm Sunday event into local environmental projects including helping local schools by supplying raised beds and refurbishing a school pond, re-glazing a greenhouse at a children’s home, providing an interpretation board for a wildlife area and providing rainwater harvesting to irrigate flower planters on the local railway station”.

Organised by the Lindum Rotary Club of Lincoln, the competition has been running annually for 20 years.

The entries were considered in four categories, Best Business Award, Best Community Award, Best Farm/Rural Enterprise Award and finally Young Environmentalist Award,

Dr David Bellamy presented the award to representatives of the club which was then shown to other Rotarians at a recent meeting.

The Rotary Club has recently re-elected Derek Anderson to be President for the second year running. His work with the club over the past year has been well reported. The forthcoming Open Gardens event on August 3 has been one of his major activities over the past years.

Anyone wishing to help in any way with Rotary activities can contact any Market Rasen Rotarian, or contact their secretary Andrew on 01673 838551.