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Weston Rotary Club gives charities the chance to promote themselves

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 November 2017

Carol Leaver, John Haycock, Carol Schubert and Dorothy Preen.

Carol Leaver, John Haycock, Carol Schubert and Dorothy Preen.

Jeremy Long

Charities were given the chance to promote their work and raise extra funds at a fair hosted by Weston Rotary Club.

The Christmas fair at The Royal Hotel. Picture: Jeremy Long The Christmas fair at The Royal Hotel. Picture: Jeremy Long

The club has been holding the event for 20 years, and this year’s took place at the Royal Hotel in South Parade.

Rotary Club secretary George Horsfield said: “Rotary is about service, not just fundraising, and this is about doing a service for the charities.

“We organise the event and fund the venue, and they have their own stalls.

“It is very popular with the charities, and most of them said they had a good day.

The Christmas Fair was held at The Royal Hotel. Picture: Jeremy Long The Christmas Fair was held at The Royal Hotel. Picture: Jeremy Long

“There was a real buzz most of the time in the room and everything went pretty well.”

More than 60 charities showcased their activities, sold gifts and held raffles.

Mr Horsfield added: “The vice chairman of North Somerset Council, David Jolley, congratulated all the charities and volunteers for the amazing work that they do in the town.”

Aieleen, Spud, Joy and James of  EnergEyes. Picture: Jeremy Long Aieleen, Spud, Joy and James of EnergEyes. Picture: Jeremy Long

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