At their meeting on the 3rd July members of the Rotary Club of Brampton & Longtown heard that they had raised a magnificent sum of £2,733, for the Great North Air Ambulance, during the previous week’s Annual Golf Competition.
The meeting was also the official handover from one Rotary year to the next when the incoming president presents the plans that the Rotary Club has in the next 12 months and the projects members hope to implement.
President for 2019/20 Peter Sedgwick said “We would like to thank all the organisations that sponsored and individuals who took part in the Golf Competition. This event alongside our Metal Detecting Rally and Santa Sleigh collections are the backbone of our fundraising. Without the support of our local communities we wouldn’t be able to deliver many of the projects we get involved with.”
One of the projects the club has recently been involved in is supporting the Carlisle Unity Festival during which President Peter and Past President Wendy took the opportunity to show how much energy there is in the Club.
Brampton & Longtown aim to support communities in the rural area of Carlisle. Outgoing President, Wendy Aldred, said “We have had a successful year and many of the projects, such as our support of the Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance, will continue to develop. We would always like to do more but are often limited by resources. We would welcome anyone who is interested in helping us to come along to a meeting to find out more about us.”
Anyone interested in joining Rotary can contact Kevin Walsh at [email protected].
As a flexible and friendly Rotary Club, Brampton & Longtown meet on Wednesdays twice a month at Skitby House, Smithfield,. Their 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 they focus on their projects. Other sporting and social activities also take place. Members are encouraged to attend as often as they can but are keener that members get involved in projects.