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Sidmouth Rotary raises £14k in six months!

13:58 24 January 2014

Pictures from left to right: President elect of Sidmouth Rotary Club Ivan Lewry, district governor of Rotary Barry Rendal Jones, president of Sidmouth Rotary Lynn Ellis, assistant governor of Rotary Christine Peacock, president of Exmouth Raleigh George Eamer and president of Sid Valley Rotary Judith Stevens.

Pictures from left to right: President elect of Sidmouth Rotary Club Ivan Lewry, district governor of Rotary Barry Rendal Jones, president of Sidmouth Rotary Lynn Ellis, assistant governor of Rotary Christine Peacock, president of Exmouth Raleigh George Eamer and president of Sid Valley Rotary Judith Stevens.

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SIDMOUTH Rotary Club has reflected on its achievements in raising more than £14,000 in just six months for good causes both locally and across the globe.

The statistic was celebrated at the group’s 76th President’s Night at the Victoria Hotel on Saturday.

“To have raised more than £14,000 in six months is quite good,” said Sidmouth Rotary president Lyn Ellis.

“It’s not a huge club - 35 members. We’ve put a lot of hard work into it and I was really proud of them [on Saturday].”

The money has gone to causes both in Sidmouth and around the world.

Around £7,500 was raised towards the major revamp that is underway at Sidmouth Victoria Hospital through the club’s annual Swimathon in Ocotber.

Rotarians have also been able to send five shelterboxes and three water survival boxes to crisis zones abroad such as the typhoon-hit Philippines.

Members have also offered their physical efforts by planting bulbs across the valley as part of the Sid Vale Association’s high-profile project.

Sidmouth Rotary Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at The Anchor Inn at 12.15pm.

All are welcome to attend.

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