07 March 2019
A windfall for Charity

Good Causes Rewarded with a Financial Boost.

Forfar Rotary Club had the privilege to accept £5000 from a donor who, pledged the money to be used for the common good of organisations in Forfar. The only stipulation was “that it was not used to pay wages etc.” but to assist in keeping alive and improving the work of the worthy recipients. The Rotary Club then had the task of whittling down the organisations from over twenty suggested to ten. This list was then taken to the generous donor to make sure it met with approval.

The remaining ten were then invited to attend a Rotary meeting as guests where each received a cheque for £500.

The recipients were represented on the night by the named persons below.

Deirdrie Knight Centre, Liz Ross

Lippen Care Strathmore Hospice Moira Nicoll

Recreation for the Disabled Julia Thornton

Rising Young Stars, Fiona Retalic

Forfar Instrumental Band. Bruce Dorward

Murton Trust. Alison Elloit

Forfar Community Bus (Forfarian.) Kathleen Welsh

Lilybank Adult Resource Centre, Trina Wyness

Forfar Open Garden., Dave Smith

Forfar Musical Society, Wendy Rae

In summing up the evening President Jim McCluskey made it clear that this was all made possible because the person who donated the money was impressed by the work of Forfar Rotary in the local community. The town would be lacking were it not for the hard work done by Rotary in supporting Clubs, Schools and other Organisations who in themselves need support in their interests that in turn keeps the young, the old, and the disadvantaged in our community better served. It was this “Service above Self” attitude that prompted the donation and the Rotary Club and the recipients are indebted for the generosity of the donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

As is the problem with all organisations, the need for new members who could contribute some of their time to the many causes supported by Rotary Clubs Nationally and Internationally, is in these difficult times a cause for concern. If you feel you would like more information on becoming a member then please make contact. This can be done by contacting any Rotarian or by using the contact details on our website. www.forfarrotary.org.uk . We are a dual gender club and our only lady Rotarian would welcome some female company.

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