The Rotary Club of Goole have donated the funds raised by the 2021 Dawn Walk to their chosen beneficiary.
This year, the Club raised a magnificent £3100 and donated the sum to the British Heart Foundation in memory of their former member, Les Underwood. The Rotary Club’s Dawn Walk has been running for 12 years, and each year a different charity benefits. This year’s Walk was held on September 5, and featured a five-mile route from Goole Rugby Club, along the riverbank and Hook Road, and back again. In total, over the 12 years the Walk has been active, the Rotary Club have raised in the region of £50,000 for good causes.
Club President, John Sweetman, said: “A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Dawn Walk, and of course everyone who donated. “We had great weather on the day - keeping up the tradition of it never raining once on any of our Dawn Walks. “We’re extremely pleased to be able to support the British Heart Foundation in the memory of our valued colleague, Les Underwood.” Receiving the cheque on behalf of the British Heart Foundation was Area Fundraising Manager for North-East, Yorkshire and Humberside, Jodie Shepherd. Jodie said: “Thanks to the impact of the Covid pandemic, it has been a tough time for charities, and the British Heart Foundation is no different. “Some 7.6 million people have heart circulatory disease in the UK, and we rely on groups like the Rotary Club and charitable donations for us to help fund research into the condition. “Our thanks go to the Rotary Club of Goole for choosing us as the beneficiary of this year’s Dawn Walk, and everyone who helped make it such a successful event.”
The Rotary Club of Goole presented the British Heart Foundation with a cheque for £3100. Pictured are (l-r): Cynthia Underwood, Club Secretary Graham Hawksworth, Club President John Sweetman, British Heart Foundation Fundraising Manager Jodie Shepherd, and Rona Dickinson. (18-11-300 SU)