The Rotary Club of Retford would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who went along and enjoyed one of their Music Festival events in October, to the musicians and young people who performed, and those who worked so hard to organise the Festival.
A fabulous £6,412 was raised which will benefit Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Retford Rotary Club’s Charity Trust Fund. Additionally, £400 was donated to the Military Wives Choir’s Charity and £100 to each of the young people’s groups who performed.
At the beginning of the autumn term, members of the Rotary Club of Retford were delighted to present and demonstrate an AquaBox to the pupils and staff at Sturton C of E Primary School, which is one of the local RotaKids Schools. The children were also shown items sent to disaster areas to provide basic survival equipment. Sturton C of E Primary School have chosen to support AquaBox as their charity of choice for this academic year. You can find out more about RotaKids on the Club website, and AquaBox at www.aquabox.org.
Another of the RotaKids Schools’, Everton Primary School, has been busy with a litter pick in the village. Thanks go to the Headteacher for encouraging the children to undertake this work, and to Richard Scott for leading them around the village.
Finally, places to participate in the first Retford Rotary Family Santa Fun Run, on the morning of 11th December, can still be booked through www.rotaryclubofretford.co.uk. This fun event will benefit Bassetlaw Food Bank, Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw and other local Rotary charities.