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Change of the guard at Tameside Rotary Club
Tuesday 27th June 2017 @ 16:13 by Adam Higgins
News Tameside

Founder President of Tameside Rotary Club Andy Williams has handed over the chain of office to incoming President Yvonne Wainwright Stringer.

The club, which has only been going for 18 months has already supported many charities including Willow Hospice, the new Macmillan Unit at Tameside Hospital, Tameside Young Carers, NSPCC, Toys for Tameside and a number of local schools.

It has recently taken on the challenge of equipping an Eye Hospital in Bangladesh, working with the local Bangladeshi community in the borough.

Andy said: “The club has made so much progress in such a short time, far more than I expected.”

He thanked all the members for their support and wished Yvonne a successful and enjoyable year.

Meanwhile he handed out cheques to 13 local organisations all doing voluntary work in the community.

He said he was amazed at the variety of voluntary organisations in the borough and the tremendous good work they all do.

Donations were made to the following: Probin Mela Luncheon Club, Neonatal Knitters, 1st Denton Girls Brigade, Wooden Canal Boat Society, Tameside Armed Services Community, Digital Diamond, Holy Trinity Stalybridge, Curzon Ashton FC, Tameside Talking Newspapers for the Blind, 12th Ashton Guides, Brain Tumour Research, Age UK Ashton and Be Well Tameside.

Each organisation had submitted an application for support for a specific project.

If you are interested in finding out more about the work Rotary does or would like to support any one of the other organisations mentioned then contact the club via website

Tameside Radio’s Louise Croombs, who attended the evening, added: “It was such a wonderful evening to celebrate all that Tameside Rotary club has achieved in its first 18 months.

“They have supported such a diverse selection of charities and local groups which is such a great achievement from a new club and I am sure they will go from strength to strength.”