Marlborough and District Rotary Club will be erecting the Christmas tree, kindly donated by T.H Whites, to its proud position in the centre of the High Street on November 22 in time for it to be bedecked with Christmas lights.
The Rotarians’ motto ‘Service above self’ will also come into play as they carry out several Christmas street collections during December. A large percentage of the proceeds of the collections will go to Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice with a small amount being held for other Rotary Charities. The collections will be held in Marlborough High Street and Waitrose on December 12 and 24, outside Pewsey Coop on Dec 19 and at Tesco in Marlborough on Dec 18.
However, due to Covid restrictions, Santa will not, this year, be visiting his elves in Rotary’s Town Hall Grotto.
President of Marlborough and District Rotary Club, Stewart Dailly, told Marlborough.news,
“It’s been a difficult year as so many of our fundraising ventures such as our Easter Fayre and the May Bank Holiday Car Boot Sale have had to be cancelled.
However, we have been pleased to be able to have enough funds to award a grant to two local organisations during the pandemic – The Pewsey Community Coronavirus Association (PCCA) and Love Marlborough Kids Meals initiative.
We are restricted about what we can or can’t do at present but we would welcome anyone who would like to join us (men and women) – the more the merrier.”
Marlborough and District Rotary Club are currently meeting on Zoom every Monday evening. They usually meet in Marlborough Golf Club. As well as supporting local charities they have been working with Rotary International since 1985 to eliminate polio from the world. In August it was announced by the World Health Organisation that Africa has been certified polio-free.
If you would like to join Marlborough and District Rotary please contact the Secretary Peter Waine on firstname.lastname@example.org