Birthday gifts from Bideford Rotary Club

PROVIDING money to help build a new chemotherapy unit,sending young carers on adventure holidays, providing seats for a community hall and sending children on holidays might seem unusual presents for an 84th birthday but not in Bideford! The Rotary

PROVIDING money to help build a new chemotherapy unit,sending young carers on adventure holidays, providing seats for a community hall and sending children on holidays might seem unusual presents for an 84th birthday but not in Bideford!The Rotary Club of Bideford raised the money as presents to be given out at its special birthday lunch in the Royal Hotel to celebrate its 84th year in the town. "All the recipients have worked tirelessly over many years, so to celebrate our 84 years we felt it appropriate to mark the milestone in our history with something worthwhile that would help others," said the club president, Michael Palmer.�1,000 was given to Jennifer Bonetta to help the North Devon Cancer Care Trust fund extra chemotherapy facilities in North Devon and Tim Harris of the Calvert Trust accepted a cheque for �1,000 to help swell the Rotary bursary enabling young carers in North Devon to have a break from their many duties and have time to enjoy themselves without worry. Tom Water will be able to provide chairs as part of the refurbishment in the old British Legion hall now that the running of it has been taken over by the Appledore Community Hall committee, and Children at Northam Lodge, with the money accepted on their behalf by Annabel Cop, will be able to send some of their children on holiday thanks to the Rotary Club's birthday gifts.


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