Generous Rotarians, dedicated athletes and fun runners have between them raised more than £6,500 for charity within a two-week period.
Members of the Rotary Club of Kinver and their friends dug deeply into their pockets to spend a record £2,100 on items donated to the club’s charity auction. These included use of a holiday apartment in Turkey; a weekend in an apartment in the Lake District, a conducted tour around some of the lesser known parts of Wenlock Edge and a garden sculpture carved by one of the members, together with lots of traditional harvest products.
Club members gave their time, as opposed to cash, to organise a new-look 10k run which this year was renamed the Two Villages Run to reflect the new start and finish point in the grounds of Enville Hall,but still taking in the lanes round Kinver as well.
The event attracted more than 250 runners and, as all overheads for the race – and the 2k associated family run organised by Kinver Fitness Collective – had already been met by main sponsors BodyKraft of Pensnett and supporting organisations, the entire proceeds, totalling a record £4,500, went to Dudley-based charity Action Heart.
Club President Roy Sanders says that the fact that two such different events had resulted in more than £6,000 going to charity demonstrated the diversity of Kinver Rotary Club that proved so popular with its members.
And he pointed out that all members were currently preparing for the next major fund raiser – the tour of the village, Enville, Wall Heath and Wollaston by the Christmas sleigh. Dates and routes will be announced shortly.
Meanwhile anybody interested in learning more about this energetic organisation should contact membership officer Tom Bryson on 01384 872204.