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Monday, June 14, 2010

Ten thousand thanks to Ponteland Rotary

MORE than £10,500 has been given to good causes in the last year by local Rotarians.
The Rotary Club of Ponteland has revealed details of its charitable donations for 2009/2010, which range from a grant of £1,160 for Save The Children to £12 as the Handwriting prize in Ponteland Parish Flower Show.

Sums of £1,000 each were given to Polio Plus and the Rotary Foundation, with other large donations awarded to ShelterBox for Haiti earthquake victims, Help for Heroes, SSAFA, Aquafilters, Development Direct and Children North East.

International aid included grants for WaterAid, Sightsavers International, Nigeria Health Clinic Trust, SHADE and the Qinghai Earthquake appeal.

And locally sums were awarded to Merton Hall in Ponteland, St Oswald's Hospice, the 1st Ponteland Scout Group, the Great North Air Ambulance Service and Ponteland Memorial Hall.

A total of 38 charities, appeals and community groups have benefited, sharing £10,579 between them.
Source: Morpeth Herald