Rotary donation to support Exmouth charity

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 December 2016

Alison Hill (centre) receives a cheque for £1,000 from Rotary Club of Exmouth and District vice president Linda Wilson, and president elect Martyn Clegg.

Alison Hill (centre) receives a cheque for £1,000 from Rotary Club of Exmouth and District vice president Linda Wilson, and president elect Martyn Clegg.

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An Exmouth charity which helps families who have been bereaved by suicide has received a donation from a town Rotary club.

Alison Hill, from Pete’s Dragons, was invited to talk to members of the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District, which had been impressed by an article about the charity in the Journal.

At the conclusion of the talk, held during the regular Rotary club lunch, a cheque for £1,000 was presented to Alison, who founded the charity following the suicide of her brother, Pete Wicks, 24.

Rotarian Frank Hart-Venn said: “Those present were more than impressed on the journey Alison and her friend Kate have taken.

“It would seem that a great many of us, in our lives, have had personal experience of a friend or relative taking their own life.

“Vice-president Linda Wilson responded with our thanks to Alison on behalf of the club and presented a donation of £1,000 to Alison for the charity and its work.”

Pete’s Dragons offers a range of services to people who have been bereaved by suicide across the South West, from its base in Exeter Road.

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