Tom says farewell on a high note

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This month the current President of the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade, Tom Nicols, stands down and the new President, Ian Stephens, will take over.

One of the pleasant tasks that the outgoing President performs every year is to distribute the profits raised during the Club’s various fund raising events through the year.

These events include the May Fayre, the Brain of Leighton quiz and also the carol singing on Christmas Eve.

June 23rd saw representatives from local & national charities come to Tilsworth Golf Club where they were presented with cheques for their organisations. Over £6,000 has been given to local charities or schools; with the remainder given to national causes such as the Somerset Levels flood relief and also ShelterBox and Aquabox the organisations that send supplies to disaster areas around the world. Macmillan Cancer support & Willen Hospice have also receive funds. Each year the current President nominates a charity that he would like the Club to support during his year. This year we had two: Bedfordshire Young Carers and Victim Support.

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