City Rotarians quick to support flooding appeal

Published date: 20 January 2014 |
Published by: Alex Watt
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ST ASAPH Rotary Club acted quickly to raise funds for residents hit by the devastating floods in Rhyl.

The Christmas float outside Sainsbury’s collected £1,266 in one day through donations from shoppers.

Rhyl mayor Andy Rutherford, said: “It is quite astonishing that this small club has acted so quickly and with such great effect to raise funds in this way.”

The Rotary Club supplemented the funds with £500 to present a cheque for £1,766 to Cllr Rutherford at the weekly meeting.

Club president Mark Kane, said: “We were more than pleased to respond to the flood appeal and I must thank all members of the public who contributed so generously and our club members who worked so hard to raise the funds in a single day.”

He was also delighted to announce the funding of a second “Shelter Box” containing a sturdy tent and emergency survival materials, to be sent to the disaster-hit Philippines.

More than £3,600 was raised during the festive season.

Mr Kane added: “We are very proud of the work we do within our community and for national and international causes but it is not all just hard work. We meet as a club for an enjoyable meal every Thursday evening at the Bod Erw hotel and have a lot of fun while also getting down to the serious business of responding to local needs.

“We are at the heart of our community and our members come from all walks of life. Our Club is open to all who have a genuine desire to help.”

If you are interested in learning more about the work of the St Asaph Rotary Club, an introductory evening with free buffet is planned at the Bod Erw Hotel, St Asaph, on Thursday, February 13. For more details contact Rotarian Andrew Thomas on 01745 583100 or email

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