Bath Rotary Club raises 19K for local charities

By Nick Batten on 12 December, 2017

Organised voluntarily by the Rotary Club of Bath – with help from Bath Building Society – the city’s annual fireworks display produced a profit of £19,000 this year, with the funds going to a number of local charities.

The charities who will benefit include; Focus Counselling, The Trauma Recovery Centre, Combe Down Holiday Trust, Bath University RAG, Bath Scouts, The Sea Cadets, and St Michael’s Church.

Alan Keeling, president-elect for the Rotary Club of Bath and organiser of the event, described it as the “best ever attended” and said that the help received from Bath Building Society in promoting and selling the tickets had made “a big difference.”

He explained: “Together we have helped Bathonians have a lot of fun around Bonfire Night, promoted firework safety in Bath schools, and raised many thousands of pounds for local charities, including the Bath Trauma Recovery Centre, which helps young people get over life-affecting events.”

Tiffany Hardie-Albutt, PR and communications manager from Bath Building Society, added: “We are very proud to be involved with the Rotary Club of Bath and all the great work that they do with so many charities and organisations throughout Bath.”

The Rotary Club of Bath describes itself as a group of “active, experienced” people from Bath and its surrounding area who pool their knowledge, time and talents to help “make Bath and the wider world a better place.”

It will consider requests for donations from organisations and projects within Bath and North East Somerset and particularly welcomes applications from “smaller charities” within the area.