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Rotary Club of Scarborough Raises Funds for MND

Rotary Club of Scarborough Raises Funds for MND

Published by Jon Burke at 11:23am 12th February 2020.

The Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers' latest reindeer appeal has raised £5,780 with £4,375 going to the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and £1,405 to local Rotary supported charities.

Club members worked throughout the Autumn making over 400 wooded reindeer and other animals to sell in various outlets around the Scarborough area.

Twenty seven outlets sold the animals in the run up to Christmas with the highest sales going to Cober Hill; Dalby Forest café; Deans Garden Centre; Downe Arms Hotel; Falcon Inn and Killerby Stained Glass Centre, which sold several hundred pounds worth of animals.

Rotary President, Tony Graham, said:

“The project has been led for the past two years by a club member, who has sadly been diagnosed with the disease.

This year more club members have been involved in carrying the project forward but a special thanks must go to all the local outlets that have sold the wooden animals."

Of the funds raised for the MND Association, £500 will go to the Scarborough & Bridlington Branch of the Association, which provides support to local people with MND, their families and carers. 

The Association will spend the remaining funds on MND research including research taking place at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).

Regional Fundraiser for the MND Association, Jenn Dodd, attended the Rotary Club’s meeting at the Downe Arms on February 5 to give a short introduction into the Association’s work and to receive the cheque.


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