LETTER: Thanks for contributing to Santa run

President Jon Martin and members of the Rotary Club of South Holland would like to put on record our sincere thanks to the people of Spalding who contributed so generously to our Christmas Sleigh Collection in December helping achieve a grand total of just over £11,400 the vast majority of which will be used for the benefit of the local community.

We are indebted to several other local charitable groups and organisations whose members turned out to help us with our collections in Spalding which we all know continues to increase in size year on year. Our routes also expand annually so their help is ever more important to us.

Over the next few weeks we will be distributing funds to them and other local deserving causes in South Holland. We also support National and International charities and organisations working to make life better for disadvantaged people and those less fortunate than many.

We wish to especially thank Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl for allowing our static collections at their stores, SHDC for permission to collect in Hall Place and to Bush Tyres for their generous help in getting Santa’s sleigh ready to take to the road for the season.

Last, but not least, President Jon thanks all members, friends and family who contributed to making this year’s collection a success.

We continue to join Rotary International’s fight against the crippling disease of polio and after more than 30 years, together with The World Health Organisation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Governments including our own, we are getting closer to the end of the battle. Our efforts will continue until the disease is eliminated.

Thank you once again, everyone, for your support.

If you would like to learn more about the work of Rotary or you are interested in joining or helping us please see our website: southhollandrotary.org.uk or look us up on Facebook or you can contact our Secretary Ian Smee on 01775 714722.

Steve Colby
for the Rotary Club of South Holland

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