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

Rotary hands children’s charities late Xmas present

07:04 24 January 2013

Rotarians raised £1,200

Rotarians raised £1,200

Archant

A PAIR of children’s charities will share a late Christmas present of £1,200 thanks to generous townsfolk and the Sid Valley and Sidmouth Rotary Clubs.

The magnificent contribution total was made possible by the people of Sidmouth during the annual Tree of Goodwill collection which took place during the festive season.

The cash will be shared between Children’s Hospice South West and the Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

“Great generosity despite the weather,” was how Alec Dunn and Barry Chapman, the respective Presidents of Sid Valley and Sidmouth Rotary Clubs, described the sterling sum.

Although the Tree of Goodwill collection was planned for four days, the extreme elements meant that one was a complete washout.

Many of the Rotarians dressed up for the event in Market Place. Dr John Rees (pictured) could be seen cunningly disguised as a Harley Davidson-riding Father Christmas.

Both Rotary clubs thanked Ian Barlow, owner Sidmouth Garden Centre, for providing a Christmas tree, and Bill Lankester, of Living with Cancer, for the loan of a sound system.

0 comments

Other News Stories

44 minutes ago

Runners over the age of 35 have been invited to take part in a ‘unique’ race in Sidmouth in the new year.

Read more
12:52

Four defendants, two of whom are from Sidmouth, to stand trial at Exeter Crown Court in January

Read more
11:40

Cash to rebuild Newton Poppleford Primary School does not extend far enough to improve road safety, the headteacher has revealed.

Read more
06:26

PegasusLife insists plans will reduce surface water by 50 per cent

Read more
Yesterday, 19:27

Ottery Gardening Club will fold at the end of December after 41 years of operating.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:56

Campaigners from Sidmouth showed united front with others in fight for NHS

Read more
Yesterday, 12:51

Hundreds attended the Ottery Christmas lights switch-on, conducted by the town’s carnival queen and princesses on Friday evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:26

‘Robust gateway process must be satisfied before proposals are implemented’

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A transparency campaigner is questioning what district chiefs are ‘so desperate to hide’ after they refused to release correspondence on how a developer for Knowle was selected.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tasty treats have rustled up £2,015 in donations for Ottery’s Carnival Committee.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 11°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

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications