It was a night to remember as members of the club and guests gathered to celebrate another great year for Swanage & Purbeck Rotary.
Jodie and Jude from President Linda’s chosen charity for this year, Little Birds Pre-School at St Mark’s School in Swanage, were joined by over 65 attendees from many local good causes and community organisations at Swanage Conservative Club to see a number of recipients receive cheques from fundraising undertaken by the club this year, including My Time, Swanage & Herston Football Club and Purbeck Youth Music Initiative.
Guests were treated to a light buffet and the opportunity to network with each other during the evening. Later, Swanage Town Crier Andrew Fleming and Town Mayor Mike Bonfield handed out samples of the new Purbeck flag and entertained the gathering with a rendition of the newly composed Purbeck Anthem, written in response to the demise of Purbeck District Council at the end of March when the new Dorset Council came into being.
An excellent evening was enjoyed by all and sets the club up nicely for the new Rotary year which starts on 1st July, when we will start our fundraising activities and activities to help and support the local community all over again!