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Former Rotary President continues vital fundraising


Sportsman’s dinner raises more than £4,000 for charities including LEAP

Former Cambuslang Rotary President Robert Dickie has continued the fundraising work of the now closed club.


Robert organised a Sportsman’s Dinner in Kirkhill Bowling Club on 22 March and raised more than £4,000 for charities including LEAP, Disasters Emergency Committee, Meat and 2 Veg, Starterpack Govan and Cambuslang and Rutherglen Foodbank.


As well as a delicious dinner, guests were treated to speakers such as Willie Young, the well-known SFA referee, along with raffles and auctions.


Auction prizes included fourballs at Crail, Leven, Haggs and Kirkhill Golf Clubs as well as footballing prints and signed football jerseys.


Robert said: “The Rotary Club had always supported local charities, but when it folded, I thought about what wouldn’t be happening in the future and decided to organise the dinner to keep the good work going.


“I have to thank everyone who came along on the night and gave so generously to these worthy causes, as well people who helped arrange the evening, particularly Tony Neeson, my good friend who helped from start to finish.


“The Club had previously supported LEAP, and I know a former member still volunteers for this charity, so it was a pleasure to be able to hand them £600 from the funds raised on the night.”


Stuart McGregor, LEAP Executive Director said: “This is great news. We had previously been given some money from the Rotary Club, but for Robert to take this on himself and still think of us is really heartwarming.

“With funding proving ever-more difficult to come by donations such as this help us to carry on our much-needed work. We are all so grateful to Robert and everyone who dug deep to boost the total raised.”

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