Banbridge Rotary Club Past President Jenny Ervine rounded off her year in office with the presentation of cheques for £1,000 to Emma Ewings from Macmillan Cancer Support and £200 to Emma Hamilton from Banbridge Gateway Club.
During 2014/15, a total of almost £5,000 was distributed amongst local and worldwide charities.
Other beneficiaries included Shelter Box for the earthquake in Nepal, Wind up Radios for Zimbabwe, Kiptulwa Primary School in Kenya, Upper Bann PIPS and a donation to local man Jake Fisher to help with his volunteering work in Africa.
Jenny said: “The Rotary Club of Banbridge wishes to thank local people for their generosity in contributing to our fundraising during the year. This has allowed us to support an increasing number of local and worldwide charities.
“It is a great encouragement to know that together with the local community we can make a very real difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.”