Richmond Rotary Club Helps Support the Catterick Garrison Branch of SSAFA.
Monday, Sep 5, 2011
The Rotary club's annual golf competition provides a welcome boost to the Garrison branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association.
SSAFA helps and supports those who currently serve and used to serve in our Armed Forces and also care for their families. At a meeting at Catterick Garrison on 1st September, Richmond Rotary Club President Allan Reed presents a cheque for £600 to Lorna Bruce, chairperson of Catterick SSAFA in the presence of Garrison Commander Colonel Nick Millen.
Colonel Millen and Mrs Bruce both thanked the club for the donation and were particularly delighted with this and other recent donations which were unsolicited. "this will help strengthen relationships with the local community" commented Colonel Millen.
The funds donated by Richmond Rotary Club, were generated at the club's highly successful annual golf competition in April at Richmond Golf club, where 168 golfers took part trying to get one of the many prizes on offer, each donated by well wishers and Rotary supporters. This included a hole in one and the prize of a car for one of the players! President Allan said "we are really proud to be able to help our local branch of the SSAFA and support our servicemen and families in their time of need"
Pictured right to left:
Allan Reed, President of Richmond Rotary Club
Lorna Bruce, Chairperson of Catterick SSAFA & her daughter Claire,