Rotary Club makes cheque presentations

Banbridge Rotary Club presented cheques to two local charities at a recent meeting.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 7:28 am
Banbridge Rotary Club President Elect Lynda Shields presented a cheque for £500:00 to Alzheimers Society Community Fundraiser Laura Summerbell while Mary McClean received £500:00 on behalf of Banbridge Action Cancer from Vice President and Chair of Rotary International Siobhan McKay, included is President Gerry McElvogue, Citizenship Awardee Geraldine Hill and Rotarians Nigel Jess, George McCaigue, Jennifer Ervine, Tanya Davis, Denis Livingstone, Eddie Carr and Raymond Pollock ©Edward Byrne Photography INBL1627-213EB

Mary McClean from Banbridge Action Cancer and Laura Summerbell from the Alzheimer’s Society each received a cheque for £500 from Club President Gerry McElvogue.

Gerry said how privileged he felt to have the Club support the organisations.

“We have organised a couple of fundraising events during the year with a recent booksale being particularly successful,” he said, “and we are very grateful for the support we receive from local people.

“ Without their backing and generosity, this would not be possible.”

Mary McClean said: “This cheque is much appreciated. Action Cancer’s objective is to save lives and to support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support.

“We also run awareness courses to highlight the signs and symptoms of the most common cancers and highlight factors which may increase the chances of developing a cancer.”

An equally appreciative Laura Summerbell said: “The Alzheimer’s Society offers a wide range of support services to people affected by dementia.

“We recognise that there is a very great need to offer support to their families and friends and the Banbridge Rotary Club’s donation is greatly valued.”