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Rotary Club of Newark Castle raises £1,000 for Newark Home-Start and Cancer Research UK

Despite the difficult times caused by covid, the Rotary Club of Newark Castle is continuing to meet by Zoom, including hosting quiz and bingo evenings.

At the latest meeting, members heard from representatives of the two charities chosen for support during their time in office by the club’s joint presidents last year.

Celia Smallwood and Roger Pykett chose Newark Home-Start and Cancer Research UK as their charities.

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A total of £1,020 was raised by members, to be split equally between the two causes.

Sara Grant, from Newark Home-Start, thanked the club for the donation, which would prove to be invaluable with so many local families enduring hardship during the current pandemic.

Sara said: “It has been a challenging time for us all but the organisation is still offering a service to those in need.”

The meeting was also attended by Ben Petts, from the local branch of Cancer Research UK, who highlighted the difficulties the charity is currently facing.

He said: “Covid-19 has slowed down our research but together we will beat cancer.”

Fundraising for all charities has been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the club hopes these donations will help them to continue to offer the essential lifeline to members of the local community.

Rotary Club of Newark Castle’s current president, Jim Costello, is supporting the local Macmillan Nurses during his term of office.

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