the Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield has presented four cheques to organisations that help and support young people.
The presentations took place at the Lion Hotel, before a regular Monday evening meeting. The money was raised in the Belper and Duffield area from a concert and collections during the Christmas period and special projects organised by the Rotary Club and the Dalesmen choir.
The recipients were the 1st Alton Manor Scout group, the Drop Inn centre in Belper, the Happy Homes Orphanage in Kenya, and the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.
The Scouts will put the cash towards building a new headquarters on John O’Gaunts Way. Dave Walker, one of the group’s leaders, accepted the cheque. The Drop Inn received its money because some of its members helped the Rotary Club’s Santa Sleigh collections before Christmas.