Pickering Rotarians raise over £16,000 for charity
PUBLISHED: 00:00 29 September 2016
Rotarians, sponsors and friends helped to raise more than £16,000 for charity in an ambitious 18 month project that involved the renovation of an old Yorkshire cobble and a rowing race in the Lake District.
Angus Ashworth, Mayor of Kirkbymoorside, Andrew Husband, Pickering town clerk.
not Maris and Stanley Bough.
Lesley Tucker, Peter Jaram
Joan Lovejoy, Mayor of Pickering, Rod Lovejoy, consort.
Phil and Chris Pearson
Stella Gow, Liz Howlett.
Hugh and Sue Morgan
Joan and Willie Clark
Hugh Morgan, Peter Illingworth, Peter Williamson, Chas Atkinson, David Capes
Tim and Irene Smith
Clive and Diane Warcup
Luke Arnold, President Pickering Rotary Club, Hayley Fewster
Diane and Ian Ainsworth, Julie Stockley, John Sleightholme, Simon and Sally Thomas
Louisa and Paul Russell
Polly and Dave Jemison
Rotarians from Pickering took the cobble, turned it into a pirate ship and named it Sweet Charity before touring with it around Ryedale’s towns, agricultural shows and the Tour de Yorkshire to raise money.
But then followed the toughest challenge of all; four Rotarians and two partners of Rotarians took part in a gruelling sponsored rowing race on lakes Windermere and Ullswater. Their efforts paid off handsomely. Pickering Rotarians presented cancer care charity Marie Curie with a cheque for £12,775 and Rotary charities with £4,000 at a dinner held at Forest and Vale Hotel in Pickering.
Rotary president Luke Arnold said: ‘We wanted to tick a number of boxes. We wanted to raise the profile of Rotary, we wanted to raise a decent sum of money for charity and we wanted to have a really fantastic time doing it. We ticked all those boxes. Job done.’