Club to set £10k record

Cheque it out: Rotarian Emma Clark and President Ian Ord signing cheques for good causes.
Cheque it out: Rotarian Emma Clark and President Ian Ord signing cheques for good causes.

A CLUB that has handed over £13,000 to charity over the past year have plans to donate another £10,000 before July.

The Hope Valley Rotary Club have backed no fewer than 15 charities regionally and nationally, including helping the homeless in Sheffield, support youngsters battling cancer and physical disability, donating to mountain rescue volunteers in the Peaks, Hope Careline for the elderly, as well as helping out groups in far-flung places in the Himalayas, Africa and Afghanistan.

“We are not the largest Rotary club in this part of the world but we do believe in trying to make a difference by living up to Rotary’s principal aim - to put service before self,” said Hope Valley’s president, Ian Ord.

“However deserving the causes, it would be wrong to think that Rotary life is all about raising money. We have also enjoyed a very successful social programme with our families, friends and like-minded people over a wide area.”

Anyone wishing to join the Hope Valley club, it meets at 7pm most Wednesday evenings at the Grouse Inn, Longshaw.

For further information contact Ian Ord on 01433 621431 or 07799 426545.