A GENEROUS donation of £5,640 for local charities was highlighted as Crompton and Royton Rotary Club held its annual Celebration Lunch.
The event, at their usual weekly venue The Puckersley Inn in October, saw club members joined by people from charities and associations they had helped or worked with this year.
President Andy Czakow commented: “We have been running this event for about ten years now. It is a very happy gathering of our members and groups we support.
“Our members get the opportunity of meeting them and chatting about ideas for the future. Not all guests were able to join us but they all got a mention on the day.
“Over the year we were able to pass on £5,640 to local charities.”
Present were representatives from: Broughton House Home for Ex-Servicemen and Women, Oldham Community Radio, Chernobyl Children, Empowered People, Saddleworth Carers, Helping Teenagers, and Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice.
Others charities helped were: Friends of Jubilee Colliery, Terence O’Grady Social Club, Maggie’s, McMillan Nurses, Anthony Nolan, British Heart Foundation and Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.
Meanwhile, the Rotary Club are spreading their fundraising reach far and wide as they held a Curry Night in aid of the Caribbean Rotary Appeal.
The event at the Blue Tiffin last month raised £502 to fund sustainable long-tem, community projects in the Caribbean following Hurricane Irma.
Andy Czakow, club president, said: “We had good food, excellent service, and a great atmosphere of camaraderie.
“Our guests Val and Moses from the Oldham Anglo West Indian Club told us about their experiences of living through a hurricane as a young child.
“The work they are now doing to help the people of the island of Dominica which was totally destroyed in early September.
“They have a container being filled with clothes and food that will soon be on its way to Dominica.
“The Oldham public have been generous in giving clothing. The container is based at the Anglo West Indian Club in Primrose Bank.”