Busy Christmas for Cranleigh Rotary, 2012

Rotary carol concert 2012
Members of the Rotary Club of Cranleigh once again took part in a number of charity fundraising activities during the run up to Christmas and in the New Year.

The Christmas season got off to a great start with the Village Carol Concert, organised by Cranleigh Rotary Club, which was held in the Village Hall on Wednesday, 5 December. A full house of parents and young people enjoyed listening to the choirs of St Cuthbert Mayne, Cranleigh Primary and Park Mead Primary schools, accompanied by members of the Cranleigh Youth Wind Band and the Cranleigh Youth Jazz Ensemble.

The event was led by Jane O'Leary, a Lay Minister at the local Methodist Church and this year's President of the Rotary Club of Cranleigh, who also gave a brief talk about the meaning of Christmas. The retiring collection raised £150 for the Cranleigh Community Fund.

"Everyone said how much they enjoyed the singing and the music," said Mrs. O'Leary. "The village is blessed to have so many talented young performers. We would like to express our appreciation to Santa Fir for the donation of the Christmas tree."

The three-day Rotary street collection took place in the village 13-15 December. The net proceeds of £1,105 will be used to support various charities and good causes during the coming year.

Rotary sale 2013

The third event was the Annual Rotary Sale, held in the Village Hall on Saturday, 12 January. A wide variety of high quality items was on sale, combined with a tombola, enabling the Club to raise almost £400 for Rotary charities.