As part of the Mayors Celebration of Volunteering two events were held this last weekend.
On Friday evening hosted by St Peters Church Ely and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ely (Hereward) Dave Doggett, the Chairman of Cambridge United Football Club spoke on volunteering and the role of the Club in the community The latter involvement surprised many of the audience who did not appreciate the excellent influence the Club has on youth by attending schools tackling issues of numeracy, literacy and bullying. Also that the Club hosts a weekly lunch with entertainment for local pensioners. Some memorabilia was sold and total proceeds of approx £500 will co to the Ely Volunteer Centre as part of the Mayors Charity objectives.
On Saturday in appalling weather conditions the Mayor, Members of the Volunteer Centre and the Rotary Club of Ely (Hereward) attempted to lay a mile of coins down the High Street whilst it was shut to traffic with the proceeds going to the Volunteer Centre via the Mayors Charity. Those who turned up and braved the weather are to be applauded . Because of the weather speed restriction were in force and a valiant distance of 200 yards was achieved
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