Denby Dale & District Rotary Club has presented a building supplies company with a Community Service Award after it helped to make a virtual balloon race a success.
Holmebuild, based in Honley, pledged to buy 100 balloons in the race that took place over the Xmas holidays. It meant that well over £1000.00 was raised for Yorkshire Cancer Research, Dementia UK and other charities and organisations.
President of Denby Dale & District Rotary Club Gil Davies explained: “We were very grateful for the support from Holmebuild. It was a tremendous gesture and helped us to be able to donate significant funds to the charities that we were supporting.”
Gil added: “2020 was an extremely difficult year for everyone and fund-raising was a real challenge. We were delighted to have been able to run two successful events during the year, the online balloon race and our golf challenge event that raised over £3000 after we adapted our existing annual golf day.”
The Rotary balloon that flew the furthest in the race managed an impressive 482km during the seven days.
The photograph shows Andrew Skelton, Managing Director of Holmebuild, with the Community Service Award
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