Wymondham Rotary raises money for EACH

Wymondham Rotary Club members presenting a cheque to EACH. From left, Pauline Henderson (President o

Wymondham Rotary Club members presenting a cheque to EACH. From left, Pauline Henderson (President of Wymondham Rotary Club), David Lister (Chairman of the Satellite Group), Emma Taylor (representative from EACH), Tim Simms (Satellite Group), Terry Hickman Smith (Wymondham Rotary Club), Alan Womack (Satellite Group), Jim Cawte (Wymondham Lions), Tony Bussell (Wymondham Rotary Club). - Credit: Archant

A charity bike ride was one of the ways in which Wymondham Rotary Club managed to raise an impressive £11,489 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

The club raised the money together with a newly formed satellite group as well as the Wymondham Lions, and the cheque was accepted at a ceremony by EACH's Emma Taylor.

Club president Pauline Henderson said: 'We are delighted with the amount of money raised for this commendable cause.

'The enthusiasm of the satellite group has been a major part of the overall fundraising effort and our association with the Wymondham Lions is a welcome development which will, I'm sure, be repeated.'

Satellite group chairman David Lister said the donation was part of a larger fundraising effort for EACH.

He said: 'I am pleased that we have been able to get such an enthusiastic and hard working group of people together who have embraced the Rotary ethic and who have achieved so much in so short a time.

'We have many plans for future events which will help us to achieve our overall target of £20,000 for EACH by the end of the year.'

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Emma Taylor, from EACH, accepted the donation, and said: 'Thank you for the brilliant effort to raise so much for this essential cause for the Quidenham children's hospice.

'The donations are so appreciated. We look forward to working with you in the future.'

Rotarian Terry Hickman Smith raised money in association with the Wymondham Lions with a four-day cycle event linking EACH's three hospices in East Anglia.

Mr Hickman Smith said the satellite group was a way of bringing new, enthusiastic members into the Rotary family.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the group can email rpdean47@gmail.com or David.Lister@mlfinancialassociates.co.uk

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