Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston-super-Mare woman who lost both of her parents to cancer will trek 20 miles across the Mendips to ensure other people can ‘continue to get amazing support’ from Weston Hospicecare.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:32

Royal superfan Terry Hutt said today is a ‘special day’ after Prince William and Kate announced the safe arrival of their third child.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:58

Thousands of pounds worth of tools have been stolen from a car dealership in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:06

A man died on Brean beach yesterday (Sunday) after suffering a heart attack while working to remove a stranded car.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:29

Weston-super-Mare’s Royal Pier Hotel site has been put up for sale, seven months after an independent firm took control of the derelict land.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Weston-super-Mare RNLI is pinning its hopes on the Cove Restaurant site to house its new lifeboat station after years of delays, and the town raising hundreds of thousands of pounds towards the building.

Read more
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Residents at a Weston nursing home will don their best frocks and handmade crowns for a royal-themed open day.

Read more
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Weston-super-Mare street artist JPS has been putting more of his work on the town centre’s walls this week.

Read more
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Police have confirmed a body has been found near Burnham-on-Sea in the search for missing man Dean Tate.

Read more
Sunday, April 22, 2018

The widow of a Weston man whose lungs failed after he caught a killer flu strain says she gave up her life to stay by his bedside during his illness.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder