‘Grand’ day of fund-raising for Rotarians

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Arbroath Rotary Club raised over £1000 on Saturday with a full day of fund-raising for good causes.

Rotarians were hard at work at Morrisons packing bags, collecting donations and even helping raise awareness of high blood pressure.

Arbroath Rotary Club president Iain Grimmond said: “Members were out in force in and around Morrisons store in Arbroath and as well as packing bags for the store’s customers we also ran a bucket collection.

“Overall, we collected £1321 with this amount being split equally towards providing support and assistance to the inhabitants of Nepal who have suffered so badly from the recent earth quakes and to Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own charity.”

The Rotarians were also doing their bit to raise awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure and the link to strokes.

Mr Grimmond continued: “As well as a fund-raising event, Saturday was also national Stroke Awareness day and we were able to measure customers’ blood pressure if they wished and provide them with additional information.

“High blood pressure is often regarded as the silent killer so Saturday was a good opportunity for anyone to come along and have it checked.

“Overall, around 100 people took advantage of this unique opportunity.

“Once again I must thank Morrisons for giving us the opportunity to carry out a series of activities at their store. We also thank Arbroath and the neighbouring communities for supporting the work of their local Rotary Club. Overall the assistance we received on the day was truly wonderful.”

For more information about Arbroath Rotary Club visit http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=10