Worksop: Rotarians raise close to £3,000 for charities with Christmas collections

Worksop Rotarry members during their collection at Tesco on Gateford Road

Worksop Rotarry members during their collection at Tesco on Gateford Road

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Worksop Rotary has raised more than £2,800 from their annual Christmas fund-raising efforts.

On December 10 and 11, Rotarians held a collection at Tesco on Gateford Roadwhich raised £889.

Then on December 21 and 22, another collection at Morisson’s in Worksop, together with bag packing by the Worksop Air Cadets, raised £1,927.

A Rotary spokesman said: “Our thanks go to Tesco and Morrison’s and to all the generous shoppers in the Worksop area.”

“All donations will go to local charities.”

Future fund-raising events this year include the annual wimathon will be held at Worksop College on March 6.

Any group or organisation wishing to take part should contact Rotarian Peter Swinscoe on 01777 703996 or peterswinscoe@tiscali.co.uk for more information and details of how to apply.

They group will again be holding a concert at Outwood Academy Portland on March 31.

Final details on this event will be available at a later date on their Facebook page.

The group meets every Tuesday evening at The Lion Hotel in Worksop at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Visit their Facebook page for details,