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Surrey Rotary Clubs Support halow

Rose Connolley
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    We are pleased to announce that halow has been fortunate enough to have received the support of two established Rotary Clubs in the area of Surrey, Woking and Guildford Chantries.

    The Woking Rotary Club and the Woking Round Table were extremely kind enough to help fund the halow allotment in April this year. This allowed for the Garden Club young people to have the opportunity to completely revamp the area with extra equipment, giving the allotment a whole new lease of life. The fruit and vegetables have been growing nicely!

    If that wasn’t enough, halow were delighted to be named as one of the nominated charities for this year’s Woking Bikeathon. More than 900 cyclists, including a small number of halow young people, took on routes of 13.1 and 28 miles on Sunday, 10th May 2015. It was a wonderful event to be a part of and we were delighted to be invited to a special evening in which we can announce that halow was presented with a cheque for £3,600 from the money raised. Duncan Bell of Vines BMW is pictured in the photo with Head of Fundraising, Ann Kenney.

    We are also very proud to have been supported by Guildford Chantries Rotary Club, with halow being selected as one of the beneficiary charities for the 2014-15 year. Events have included Burns Night, Midsummer Party and an American Line Dancing Night which have all contributed towards halow. We were thrilled to welcome the President of Guildford Chantries, Graham Vincent, to the end of term Building Futures picnic in the summer, and with the year rounded out halow representatives attended a cheque presentation dinner in which halow were awarded a fabulous amount of £1,650.

    Ann Kenney, halow’s Head of Fundraising, commented: "We are delighted to have been nominated as one of the benefiting charities of the Woking Rotary Club and Guildford Chantries Rotary Club. Community fundraising events are vital to charities these days and make a big difference to supporting our work. The halow project supports young people with a learning disability to live as independently as possible, keeping healthy and happy, connecting with their community and enjoying a full life."