A GROUP of Rotarians have supported a charity with both financial and logistical help and advice.

Each year Wensleydale Rotary club selects a main charity to support, in addition to assisting several smaller charities. This year as president, Susan Rogers, chose Herriot Hospice Homecare.

As Rotary prides itself on “service before self”, the hard-working Rotarians have also been helping the charity at several events and initiatives. They marshalled for their sponsored Walk for Herriot back in July and for their North Yorkshire Colour Rush at the end of October in Ripley which involved dousing participants with coloured powder.

Additionally, they helped with marketing ideas and are serving refreshments at Light up a Life, their community event, remembering loved ones during the festive season on December 14 in Thirsk. At an evening gathering of the Wensleydale Rotarians, head of fundraising Lucy Turner and Rosie Page the charity’s patron and daughter of Alf Wight, gave an insightful talk on the role and works of the charity. Afterwards, Ms Rogers presented the charity with a cheque for £1,000.

Ms Turner said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received this very generous donation.

“As a small Yorkshire charity this will have a big impact on our community and will help us support local families living with terminal illnesses and bereavement.

“We’re also very grateful for their support with marketing tips, volunteering and lending us gazebos for our colour rush event.”