“On behalf of the BreatheEasy Gravesham group I would like to say a very grateful and sincere thank you, to all of the Rotarians for thinking of us and nominating the BreatheEasy Gravesham groupfor another gift so soon after your earlier very generous donation. Once again our sincere thanks to you all, as this money will allow us to support the residents of Gravesham who suffer with breathing difficulties.”
BreatheEasy groups are local groups which support the British Lung Foundation.
In his address to the members, the Mayor said that during his year in office he had been most impressed by the amount of work that went on behind the scenes to help those in need. He said that “Throughout the Borough there are groups of volunteers quietly working away to make other peoples lives that much better. None of them seek recognition for what they do but all are improving the quality of life for so many people and deserve the thanks of everyone in Gravesham.
He thanked Rotary for its continued support for the many smaller charities through it’s annual “On Your Bike” sponsored cycle ride and said that once again this year both he and the Lady Mayoress intended to take part.
Rotary Club members were out in force in the town centre selling daffodil badges for the charity and raised over £350.
Founded in 1948 to nurse cancer patients in their own homes Marie Curie Cancer Care, now has hospices and research facilities throughout the UK and supports over 40,000 terminally ill patients and their families.
Pictured giving her pocket money to help is 6 year old Jaslene from Bean with a Rotarian helper.
“The fine weather put everyone in the mood to help a good cause”, said Rotarian club organiser Duncan Hiscock ,” our club has been raising funds for Marie Curie for over 15 years and once again we would like to thank all who supported us.”