Scottish bakery firm Harry Gow raised almost £5,000 for our club to support Rotary's International's ongoing "End Polio Now" campaign
(l-r, Alan Nelson of Inverness Rotary Club and David Gow of Harry Gow pictured above)
Sales of vanilla cupcakes topped with purple flowers through the bakery's 18 stores across Inverness and the Highlands raised £4,300 to which our club added $700 to make the total £5,000
These funds when added to Rotary International campaign are raised again by a 2 to 1 match by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation making the total from this great local campaign to a tremendous £15,000
David Gow, managing director of Harry Gow said "we have been blown away by the generosity of our customers and staff, who purchased our special cupcakes in their thousands. Polio is a very seriuos disease, and we are proud to have been asked by Inverness Rotary Club to support the effort to eradicate it worldwide"
Alan Nelson , our club VP adds "The public's support of this campaign has been really wonderful. End Polio Now is an important part of what of what all our Rotarians in our club believe in, so we are so glad these cupcakes captured everyones imagination the way they did"
The Inverness Rotary Club offers a big big thank you to Harry Gow Bakeries, David Gow, their staff and all the members of the public for the tremedous support.
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