Chard Rotarians help local organisations

PUBLISHED: 13:01 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:05 05 July 2018

Nora Arnold receives her Paul Harris Fellowship for her community work at Chard. Picture: SUBMITTED

Nora Arnold receives her Paul Harris Fellowship for her community work at Chard. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Club donates more than £5,000 to worthy causes - and honours a hard working member of the community

The final weeks of the Rotary year proved a busy time for the Chard club’s outgoing president Robin Williams.

He visited local groups to distribute funds that have been raised during the past 12 months.

Among those to benefit are the Chard Defibrillator Project (£2,000), Musgrove Park Scanner Appeal (£1,500), Chard and Crewkerne After Stroke Group (£1,000), Newsline (£500) ,the newly formed Chard Men’s Shed (£200), Manor Court Young Leaders (£150) and the First Chard Scouts who received a donation of camping stoves.

Donations totalling more than £3,000 have also been made to a number of Rotary and other national charities.

Meanwhile at the annual handover Mike Trott took over as president and a number of Paul Harris awards were presented.

Nora Arnold was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow - the highest honour given to a non-Rotarian - in appreciation of her community work with several organisations such as the Friends of Chard Hospital, Chard Street Pastors and Chard Methodist Church.

Paul Harris Sapphire pins were presented to outgoing president Robin Williams, Gerald Bray and Bob Jackson.

Incoming President Mike Trott then presented Robin with a gift of Bristol Blue Glass and his wife Christine with a rose bush to thank them for their hard work during the past year.

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