£6,000 was raised recently when Taunton Vale Rotary hosted a charity concert and dinner.
100 Rotarians, friends and guests met at the Oake Manor Golf Club for a black-tie evening to raise funds, mainly for the Rotary Foundation Charity.
Jane Taylor and her Band played music from their recently released album All the Colours. Local auctioneer, Tom Mellor, helped with the fundraising by selling lots ranging from an off-road Land Rover driving experience to a V.I.P. day out at Bath Rugby Club.
Event organisers Chris Steel, Keith Bigwood and Adam Keates, paid tribute to the many local individuals and businesses that donated prizes for the auction and raffle which between them raised over four thousand pounds.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Rotary Foundation has spent more than three and a half billion pounds on life-changing, sustainable projects.
One of the best known Foundation challenges is the ongoing campaign to rid the world of Polio which has seen 430 million children vaccinated across 39 countries.
Locally, Rotary Foundation grants have helped to provide the region’s first dedicated breast cancer unit at Yeovil District Hospital.
Taunton Vale Rotary Club’s upcoming major fundraising events are a charity Golf Day on July 6th and the annual Moonraker Challenge on 14th October starting at Quantock Lodge.