Exmouth RotaKids raise funds for End Polio campaign

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 August 2017

Children from Marpool School's RotaKids Club with the cheque for the campaign to end polio

Children from Marpool School's RotaKids Club with the cheque for the campaign to end polio

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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.

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