Christmas comes early for local charities

Rotary club celebrates another busy year of fund-raising.

CHRISTMAS arrived early for four of North Devon’s deserving local charities thanks to a helping hand from Bideford Bridge Rotary Club.

Northam Lodge, North Devon Hospice, The Harbour Project and Children’s Hospice South West each received a share of �7,500, money raised after another busy year of fund-raising.

President Andrew Laugharne, who presented the cheques at the club’s December meeting, said events had ranged from a darts marathon to a cycling sportif and a triathlon.

He said the club hoped to raise even more in 2013 and continue its support and good work in the local community.

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