Midhurst and Petworth Rotary Club raised thousands for charity

Chris from the Alzeheimer's Society handing over the cheque
Chris from the Alzeheimer's Society handing over the cheque

A ROTARY Club presented a £4,000 cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Chris Wigley, president of the Midhurst and Petworth Rotary Club, said: “As president for this year I have been privileged to influence our selection of just causes and charities which we are able to support.

“Fighting Alzheimer’s is very special for me, having lost my father to the ghastly gradual process of dementia.

“So it is a great pleasure for me to present a cheque for £4,000 to The Alzheimer’s Society and wish them well with their excellent work.”

The clubs plans for 2013 include buying and delivering wheelchairs to disabled people in South Africa and sending educational materials direct to children in Africa who have no access to even the most basic learning tools, such as pencils and paper.

Mr Wigley said: “These are all good causes, local and international, large and small, which we are helping in a significant way but all of these things are only made possible by the efforts of our members in organising and running events, like our popular Golf Day in August or our International Food Evening in April.

“And, even more importantly, by the support of our local community who come along to our functions, help with sponsorship, or simply donate to our street collections and disaster appeals.”