Helping others in ‘difficult times’

Belper Rotarians made donations to seven different community groups
Belper Rotarians made donations to seven different community groups

Good causes were presented with thousands of pounds worth of donations at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield. The £1,100 proceeds from a Dalesmen Christmas Musical evening were shared between the Strutts Centre and Belper Street Angels. More than £2,000 raised by the rotary club Santa Sleigh was presented to the Drop Inn and the Duffield Massive Project. Alton Manor Scout Group was also given a donation to help build new premises. The wife of Gerald Varin, who ran from Duffield to Switzerland for breast cancer was given a cheque for the charity. And Treetops Hospice at Risley collected a donation to continue its work. Rotary Club PR Officer John Scotney said: “It’s reassuring to know even in these difficult times, many people still find it in their heart to spare some money to help others.”