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Rotary Fundraising Bonanza!

Rotary Christmas Draw

3:23pm 16th January 2013
(Updated 3:25pm 16th January 2013)

The Dorchester Rotary Club organise a grand annual draw with all the money going to the many local charities and organisations who take part in the draw. For every £1 raised by the groups this is topped up by a further 5% as a result of Rotary’s own fundraising activities. To many small organisations the money can make an impact way beyond and far greater than the actual amount handed over and to some it can be the difference between survival or not.

Keith Bashford, the President of the Dorchester Rotary Club and Andy Canning the Mayor of Dorchester presented cheques to the total value of £5822.00 to many of the 35 local organisations that took part in the draw.  The winning draw ticket of £500 was drawn by the Mayor just before Christmas.

President Keith, thanked all the organisations for attending and was heartened by the many vote of thanks given to Rotary for organising the event. The mayor rounded off the evening by saying how much he appreciated the efforts of the Rotary for running the raffle for the benefit of the organisations and charities in and around Dorchester and  heartened to learn that the draw for Christmas 2013 was already being planned.

President Keith also gave a special mention to the excellent sponsorship of the Draw by local businesses.

  • Grassby's
  • SW Scaffolding
  • Goulds
  • Humphries Kirk
  • Direct Moves
  • Duchy of Cornwall

 

He thanked them most sincerely for their support during these difficult and challenging times.” He was also able to announce that there are sufficient proceeds from the Draw for the Club to carry forward a balance, which would be ring-fenced for the next draw in December 2013.

Attached to this ditty is a group picture taken at the cheque presentation held at the Kings Arms on Wednesday 9th January and one of the Mayor of Dorchester  drawing the winning draw ticket of £500. Below is a list of all the organisations benefiting from the draw.

f you would (or know someone who might)  like to join one of the Rotary Clubs of Dorchester or one of the one of the other 100-plus Rotary clubs across the Wessex area, visit www.ribi.org for more information.

Christmas Raffle

2012

   

Beneficiary

Donated

Abbotsbury Playground Group

80.00

Casterbridge Male VoiceChoir

252.00

Charlton Down CC

262.00

Charminster Pre-School

140.00

Cowden Care Farm

57.00

Divers Abilities Plus

86.00

Dorchester Amateur Boxing Club

210.00

Dorchester Athletic Club

110.00

Dorchester Branch Royal Naval Assn

110.00

Dorchester Community Nursery School, York Rd

118.00

Dorchester Cricket Club

262.00

Dorchest Disabled Club

183.00

Dorchester Lions Club

141.00

Dorchester Middle School

293.00

Dorchester Strollers

94.00

Dorset Cruse Bereavement Care

157.00

Dorset Dumplings

52.00

Dorset ME Support Group

105.00

Dorset Youth Association

36.00

Friends of the Ridgeway

486.00

Grove Pre-School Playgroup

105.00

Haycorns Association

278.00

Home Start West Dorset

79.00

Inner Wheel Club of Dorchester

52.00

Mencap

44.00

Mongol Ralley (chq S and D Air Amb)

187.00

Mosaic

91.00

River of Life MCC Dorchester

262.00

Transport of Yesteryear

488.00

Volunteer Centres Dorset

105.00

Wessex Branch British Sugarcraft Guild

105.00

Weymouth and Dorchester Parkinson Society

210.00

Weymouth North Scout Group

294.00

Winterbourne Valley School PTA

194.00

Women's Action Network Dorset

94.00

   
 

5,822.00

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