Monday, 25 June 2018

Rotarians donate Matinee funds

HENLEY Rotary Club has donated the proceeds from this year’s Midnight Matinee to Riverside counselling service.

HENLEY Rotary Club has donated the proceeds from this year’s Midnight Matinee to Riverside counselling service.

About 200 people attended the 56th annual concert held in the Kenton Theatre last month.

Performers included Sam Brown and her People’s Ukelele Brigade and Megan Henwood. A cheque for £4,110 was presented to the charity at the club’s meeting at the Plowden Arms in Shiplake on Tuesday.

Organiser and Rotarian John Grout said: “The evening was brilliant with a full house. We thank our sponsors for helping us put on the show.

“We are very pleased with the amount raised and the charity is over the moon.”

Jo Roberts, fundraiser for Riverside counselling service, said: “The evening gave us a terrific opportunity to raise Riverside’s profile in the community and a significant sum of money.

“The money raised will make a big difference in our ongoing efforts to provide affordable counselling in Henley and the surrounding area. Fund-raising is increasingly hard in these difficult times and your generous cheque is much appreciated.”

The Rotary club’s only female member, Maria Bunina, spoke about her career during the meeting.

She originally trained as a hairstylist before working on cruise ships initially as a waitress and then a bar manager. She completed four world cruises before obtaining a BA in business studies and now works as a consultant in sales and marketing.



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