Rotary Club of Bletchley

Ann Sidgwick (Treasurer), David Hopkins (Member), John Balshaw (Vice-President), Steven Purton from Dobbies, Kelvin Hack (President), Ken Howells (Member) and Dawn Clark (MK Hospital Charity).

The Rotary Club of Bletchley has donated £2,500 towards the new cancer centre at MK University Hospital. Club members spent six days collecting from local people before Christmas.

“Despite the cold weather the people of MK were as warm-hearted as ever,” said Club President Kelvin Hack, “and after collecting approximately £1,900 we decided to round up the donation to £2, 500.”

Dawn Clark, Corporate Fundraiser for the MK Hospital charity, visited the Rotary Club on 21st January to receive the cheque and tell members about the new facility. “Crucially, the new centre will bring most treatments together under one roof. We want people to survive cancer and have the best care possible, so by raising more funds locally we’ll be able to enhance the gardens, furniture and family rooms to create the best environment.”

The hospital’s fund-raising target for improving the ‘look and feel’ of the cancer centre is £2.5m. So far, approximately £1m has been raised but the rest is needed by the end of the year when it is due to open.

Rotarian Sally Fennemore, MBE, says “We enjoy supporting community projects like this and would like to encourage new members to join our friendly club.”

The Rotary Club of Bletchley meets most Mondays at the Woughton House Hotel for a sociable lunch which usually features talks by guest speakers. You do not have to live in Bletchley to join the club; current members include residents of Aspley Guise, Woburn Sands, Bow Brickhill, Stewkley, and Central Milton Keynes. If you are interested in finding out more please email Ken Howells at RotaryClubofBletchley@outlook.com for further information.