Wensleydale Rotary donate soup to St Matthews Church Leyburn

St.Matthews Church Leyburn witnesses its community spirit in action as Wensleydale Rotarians donate bulk packs of soup mix at last Mondays Soup and sweet lunch.

Members at St Matthews Church

Pictured (from left) are staff member Marj, Rotary President Ray Wilkinson, members Bob Matthews and David and Kath Spashett.

Proceeds from the lunches go to aiding the Leyburn Parish Community Support Group.

Rotary President Ray Wilkinson says ; “Its part of our core mission in Rotary to support local community organisations in this way. And we will be continuing to do so in the local community and worldwide”.

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