Issued: September 23, 2016
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Rotary Club of Epping president Barbara Scruton with Nico Kooij, from the Literacy for All project, and St Clare Hospice community fundraiser Dani De'ath
Rotary club raises money for charities
A cheque for £11,500 - the proceeds of its annual golf day - has been presented by the Rotary Club of Epping to St Clare Hospice.
The club, in the 12-year history of the event, has now raised £140,000 for the Hastingwood-based hospice.
Some 112 golfers took part in May's event which culminated in a dinner for 127 people at Saffron Walden Golf Club.
The main sponsor for this event was Stevenette and Company.
The cheque was presented by Rotary Club of Epping president Barbara Scruton to St Clare Hospice community fundraiser Dani De'ath at a Rotary dinner at Theydon Bois Golf Club on Tuesday.
A cheque for £500 was also presented to the 'Literacy for All' project which is supporting children in South Africa.
The project focuses on children aged five to eight and provides them with specially illustrated colourful books to aid their reading.
The project is currently working with 17 primary schools and five pre-primary schools in South Africa.
The cheque was presented to 'Literacy for All' committee member Nico Kooij.
A raffle held at the dinner raised £215 for Mrs Scruton's chosen charities, the national charity bibic and the Heart of Epping appeal which is raising money for a community centre adjoining St John's Church.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Epping, and details of membership, ring Peter Stevenette on 020 365 6578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org