Leek Rotary Club has had a huge collective helping hand in their latest fundraising initiative. This year’s Rotary Easter Eggs initiative saw a total of 53 of the chocolate delights being used across the town and in surrounding villages to raise funds for the community organisation which raises funds for various groups and causes.
Leek Rotary Club has had a huge collective helping hand in their latest fundraising initiative.
This year’s Rotary Easter Eggs initiative saw a total of 53 of the chocolate delights being used across the town and in surrounding villages to raise funds for the community organisation which raises funds for various groups and causes.
The members of the Rotary Club of Leek have spent the last few weeks on their annual Easter Egg fundraising effort.
A total of 53 eggs were ordered from the Leek branch of Thorntons, who decorated each one with an Easter message, and these were distributed throughout the area to pubs, shops and workplaces.
Club President, Geoff Hodkinson, thanked all those who helped sell the chance to win each of the eggs which was based on the football card principle with 60 chances on each card.
Several venues sold a card within a few days of delivery – with the new landlords of the Boat Inn setting the record achieving a winner on the first night of their re-opening.
Geoff said: “It has been very good to see how local people, on a night out, can make a small donation to our fund-raising efforts.
“More than one venue saw the Egg re-offered for the lucky winner’s favourite charity.
“So long as the Eggs raise money for charity it is all right by us, that’s why we embark on the enterprise with Thorntons help.”
Rotary members gathered at the Lake Hotel for their weekly meeting and joined in with the staff for a photo opportunity.
Geoff said: “The club now has over £2,250 to put to good use with an opportunity to get match-funding from Rotary Foundation in support of the humanitarian work in Ukraine and we give a huge thank you to those who saw the eggs in their filling station, workplace, favourite restaurant and local.
“We hope to see as many of our supporters as possible at the annual Auto Extravaganza on Sunday, May 22 in Norton.”
Leek Rotary Club also has an ‘April Fool’s Pig Race’ taking place at Brown Edge Village Hall on Friday (April 29). To purchase tickets, call Eddie Sims on 07748 328601.
To find out more, find ‘Leek Rotary Club’ on Facebook.
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