Rotarians round off successful charitable year

Brigg Rotary members busy with their food back collections at Tescos.'From the left- Robert Horner, Trevor Richardson, Harry Karr, Martin Robertson and Mohammad Ali. EMN-141218-140330001

Brigg Rotary members busy with their food back collections at Tescos.'From the left- Robert Horner, Trevor Richardson, Harry Karr, Martin Robertson and Mohammad Ali. EMN-141218-140330001

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Brigg Rotary Club members have been out and about this Christmas raising funds for charity and supporting local causes.

Members of the club assisted helpers from Brigg Food Bank collect food from shoppers at Tesco, who as well as giving food also paid for Rotarians to add other items.

In all, Rotary collected 11 big trollies full of food, which Tesco then topped up with a further three and a half trolley loads.

“Congratulations to all those who helped and a massive ‘thank you’ to Tesco,” said President Angela Lawrence.

At the Christmas Market, Rotary teamed up with Brigg Inner Wheel at a stall.

They have also been putting together Christmas hampers filled by donations from local businesses, which were distributed to local people in particular need.

Funds have now been distributed from the charity appeal of 2013-14 by then President Linda Hewlett-Parker, with eight charities each receiving a donation of £250. These are St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice, Lindsey Blind, Meningitis Now, Macmillan Cancer Support, Samaritans, Nations Together and Lincolnshire Rural Stress Networks.

Looking back over 2014 Rotary has been generous in supporting local schools - supplying members to hear children read in primary schools, providing training for career interviews and supporting the Borneo Expedition in the summer run by The Vale Academy.

And through the autumn, they linked up with international relief agencies in the fight against Ebola.

For details on Rotary activities visit www.briggrotary.co.uk .