Rotary Club help towards Sensory Room Funding

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Rotary Kesteven Cheque PresentationThe Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven charity cheque presentation took place last week.

Sandon School were the lucky recipients of a £250 cheque towards our Sensory Room Project.

Donations totalling £4,000 were handed to other worthwhile local causes during the evening presentation. The money was raised during the club’s 15th annual golf tournament, held at Belton Park Golf Club back in June.

Other charities to benefit included St Barnabas Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Society – Grantham and Sleaford branch, the British Red Cross’ First Call, Grantham Disabled Children Society, Inspire+ and the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven district’s own charity, Trade-Aid.

Representatives from all eight charities attended and enjoyed a main course dinner before having the opportunity to give a short speech about their charity.

Sara Ellis, Assistant Head Teacher of Sandon School, said, “We were so pleased to receive the donation, we have been fundraising like crazy to reach our target of £11,000 for our Sensory Room Project and with the amount from The Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven, we are now up to £9,593!”

Mike Charity, who has been part of the club for 35 years, helped to organise the golf tournament.

He said: “Most of the charities that we choose are independent and do not have any Government support, so it is important to do what we can to help.

“We would also like to say a big thank you to all of the sponsors.”

[Pictured above: Carol Courtney, Past President of The Rotary Grantham Kesteven, and Sara Ellis, Assistant Head Teacher at Sandon School]