Community members are rewarded by Rotarians

A number of local residents were recognised on Friday at The Biennial Rotary Community Dinner and Awards Evening, held in Mablethorpe. EMN-150319-131933001
A number of local residents were recognised on Friday at The Biennial Rotary Community Dinner and Awards Evening, held in Mablethorpe. EMN-150319-131933001

The Rotary Club of Alford and Mablethorpe held their Biennial Rotary Community Dinner and Awards evening last week.

The event was held in front of a packed house at The Dunes Complex in Mablethorpe and recognised a number of local individuals and organisations in the community.

Proceedings were regularly disrupted by Tennyson Player Chris Flanagan, appearing as his alter ego Mrs Brown (of Mrs Brown’s Boys fame).

Rotary president, David Black said: “This is the second of these wonderful events, bringing fellow volunteers together provides the opportunity to share projects and interests and to recognise local volunteers among their peers, but the truth is that those who work for local families and communities are all winners.”

Chris was one of nine recipients of the Rotary International Certificate, recognising outstanding service to families and communities.

Similar awards were presented by Rotary President David Black to Kath Riggall and members of the Sutton on Sea Gardening Club, Megan Hodkinson recognising the amazing fundraising efforts of Community Spirit, Janet Lismore, local WI President for over 10 years, Norma Ambler, hospice volunteer chaplain and community and church worker from 
Huttoft, Wally and Eva Coates, who run the Mablethorpe Drop In Centre and also caretaker of St Mary’s Church Hall, plus Myke Eyre and all the staff of Monks Dyke Tennyson College.

Finally, Mayor Tony Howard presented the Rotary International Certificate to the host of the evening, past mayor and tireless local worker Paddy Prince.

During the evening, £500 was raised for the Mayor’s chosen charities.

There was also £200 raised for The Maria Hanson Foundation, which provides breaks in the Mablethorpe area for terminally ill and otherwise needy recipients.

A further £110 was also raised on the night for Comic Relief.

For more information about the work that the Rotary Club of Alford and Mablethorpe do, or if you would like to become a member of the club, please contact David on 01507 440028.