Exmouth RotaKids raise funds for End Polio campaign
PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 August 2017
Kind-hearted Exmouth youngsters have raised vital funds for a number of charitable organisations.
Children from Marpool School’s RotaKids Club help customers pack their shopping bags at Tesco for charity, raising £550.
The funds raised were shared between three regional charities and one international cause – the campaign to end polio.
A cheque for £125, bumped up to £375 after matched funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was presented to Roatry Club of Exmouth and District president Martyn Clegg, on behalf of the End Polio campaign.
A spokesman for the rotary club said: “This will result in the purchase of 3500 vaccines to help protect children worldwide.”
The cheque presentation took place at a special lunch to mark three years of the RotaKids Club at Marpool School.
The club, which was the first in the south west to be awarded a national presidential citation, has seen membership grow in the last 12 months by 90 per cent.