Successful fundraising benefits many causes


The Rotary Club of East Sutherland has had a very busy year in 2015, a year which has probably been the most successful in its 26 year history.

A host of successful fund raising events have been held, starting with the annual White Heather club concert and the hugely popular Polio Swimarathon through Duck Races and village fetes to the award winning Dunrobin Garden Party and the wonderful Classic Car Coast to Coast Tour our local Rotarians have been on hand to encourage the generous people of Sutherland to give to worthy causes. 

International causes like---Ebola, Water Aid, Polio, Shelterbox, Peace Scholarships, Schools in Nepal, Disaster Relief, and Sand Dams to name a few. 

National and District causes like:- Combat Stress, Lifeboat, Help the Heroes, Playlist for Life, Macmillan Nurses, The Archie Foundation, Highland Hospice, and  many causes that support the elderly and the infirm across the  and beyond. 

Locally the club has supported—Tykes, Scouting, Cadets, local dance clubs and music and theatre, the Camera Club, sports clubs, the Pipe Band and they have helped with public benches and tree planting, and funded many activities within the local primary and secondary schools, provided Leadership Development and adventure opportunities for our young people and transport to take them to special education experiences as well as Community Care Central and East Sutherland and local health awareness. 

And as the year comes to a close the guest speaker at the Golspie Inn on Wednesday 2 December was Carrie Macintyre from Highland Hospice who after a superb talk on the services and the new building being provided by this wonderful charity was handed a cheque for £1,000 as a wee Christmas present to help with the continued care and comfort they provide for those coming to the end of their lives and in need of essential support both in health and in spirit. 

President Noel Steeley and all the club members were very touched by the talk and determined to provide further help in the year ahead. 

The club is always keen to hear from local organisations who support life in the Sutherland area and from those who would like to join the Rotary Club.