Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club have presented cheques for £500 each to Jo Kirkham on behalf of Rye, Winchelsea & District Hospital League of Friends and to Marcia Dart on behalf of St Michaels Hospice. Rye Rotary President Roger Evans also had the pleasure of announcing that the clubs annual charity walk had raised over £3600 this year and acknowledged the effort by sponsored walkers in order to raise the funds. It was the fourteenth successive year that the club have arranged the event and the efforts of some of the walkers were acknowledged also by Roger who presented the charity shield for the participating team that raised the most money which was again awarded to Malcolm Turk on behalf of the Friends of Rye Wurlitzer, who have won this award on five previous occasions. Janet Sherwood was awarded an award for raising the most sponsorship by an adult, which was £794 including some matching funding from Barclays Bank. Miss Alex Weare received an award in the 12 – 18 year age group for raising over £125 and as Roger Evans remarked for completing the course with her young dog. The club were also pleased to make an award to Axal Kelly who managed to raise the most sponsorship (£100) in the up to 12 years age group. Before the Rye Rotary offered refreshments to their guests Roger thanked the walk sponsors, which included Winchelsea Farm Foods, River Haven Hotel, Citadel Restoration and Anthony Hicks Oak Builders. “I’m so pleased that this event continues to be popular” he said and I look forward to our next large fund raising event which will be our annual cycle event on the 14th October”.
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