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Brampton & Longtown Rotary welcomes first Corporate Member

President Wendy Aldred welcoming Daniel Nixon and David Binder from the Newcastle Building Society

December is always a busy month for the members of Brampton & Longtown Rotary Club. This year is no exception with members out and about in the area helping communities enjoy the Christmas festivities.

The club is again bringing Santa to the streets of Brampton & Longtown. Due to the growth of estates in Brampton and by popular demand they will have two nights in the town, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December. They will bring Santa to Longtown on Sunday 23rd December.

This month the club welcomed their first corporate member, the local branch of the Newcastle Building Society. Daniel Nixon the branch manager joins as an active Rotarian with his financial advisor colleague David Binder a Corporate Associate. This new approach to membership allows businesses and organisations to work with Rotary to support their own Corporate Social Responsibility activities and provides a wider pool of volunteers who can help with club activities and projects.

Club President Wendy Aldred said: “It’s good to see that we are finding new ways to engage with businesses and organisations. The need for financial and practical support in our Communities continues to grow and this approach provides positive benefits for both the club and the organisations that get involved.”

The team getting ready for the lights switch on in Brampton

They also provided Santa with a sleigh and stewards for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Brampton and took our Human Fruit Machine to the first Christmas Gala in Longtown. Both community events were well supported, and members enjoyed being involved. We will also be involved in the Longtown Senior Citizens Xmas party on the 14th December.

The Rotary Club of Brampton & Longtown aim to support communities in the rural area. Anyone interested in joining Rotary can contact Kevin Walsh at [email protected].

As a flexible and friendly Club, they meet on Wednesdays twice a month at Skitby House, Smithfield and occasionally at the Graham Arms in Longtown. Meetings start at 7pm with a meal following at 8pm. On the first Wednesday of the month they usually have a speaker, on the third our focus is on our projects and activities. Other sporting and social activities also take place. Members are encouraged to attend as often as they can, but we are keener that members get hands on with their projects.

If you would like to find out more about what they do, then do look at their Facebook page or website. You can also send an email to our secretary [email protected]

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