Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Chicks net £1,933 for children’s hospice

PUBLISHED: 18:30 11 May 2014

Chicks that were auctioned off raised nearly £2,000

Chicks that were auctioned off raised nearly £2,000

Archant

THE sale of Easter chicks has seen Sid Valley Rotary Club raise an unexpected £1,933 for Children’s Hospice South West.

The exercise has been hailed as a ‘wonderful community success story’ by organisers after it exceeded all expectations.

Volunteers knitted the chicks and a supply of accompanying chocolate eggs came from many other people. Rotarians had originally hoped to raise £750 for the charity.

“Thanks to the enormous kindness and generosity of everyone involved, the final total is almost three times that amount,” said the club’s Chris Pink. “The auction of five pairs of chicks at Sidmouth Garden Centre contributed to the total.”

Sid Valley Rotary Club have fundraised for Children’s Hospice South West throughout the year and its efforts have helped the cause to continue offering support and respite for families where children’s lives have been affected by serious illnesses.

Because the Easter Chick fundraising has involved so many people from all over East Devon, Rotary has contacted the hospice and is in negotiation about buying some special items of equipment.

Sid Valley Rotary Club members have thanked everyone concerned for their hard work and generosity.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30

Competitors will be taking to the water this weekend as part of a new event supported by the Keith Owen Fund.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:01

A century-old tree that threatens to block the River Sid and cause considerable damage to several homes could be removed with the necessary consent.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Do you consider yourself a Sidmouth trivia buff? Take our quiz and see if you are a true Sidmouthian.

Read more
Fri, 17:03

Talented artists and photographers from Sidmouth College showed off their hard work as part of the school’s annual exhibition.

Read more
Fri, 14:03

Volunteers have logged more than 2,000 hours helping to make some of East Devon’s nature reserves the finest in the country.

Read more
Fri, 13:05

Do you consider yourself a Sidmouth trivia buff? Take our quiz and see if you are a true Sidmouthian.

Read more
Fri, 13:03

A man was reported to have suffered head and back injuries today (Friday June 23).

Read more
Fri, 11:45

The suggestion came after a photo of youngsters jumping from a marker beacon sparked a debate on the Herald’s Facebook page.

Read more
Fri, 11:30

Public support has secured West Hill Primary School a £7,500 grant to spend on new security equipment.

Read more
Fri, 10:30

A concerned pensioner from Sidmouth is warning shoppers to be on their guard after scammers tried to use her contactless card.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications