Added on: 22nd February, 2020 by Ken_51272
Ravensbourne Rotary Club awarded donations from their Small Community Grants Fund to several local charities at their regular meeting venue, The Bromley Court Hotel on Wednesday 19 February.
Bromley District Talking News (BDTN), the charity for the blind and partially sighted, was represented by Vice President Paulette Obee accompanied by her popular guide dog, Bunty and Marion McHardy the charity’s busy Head of Marketing and Publicity.
Paulette said, ‘I was delighted to accept the cheque for £500 from the Mayor of Bromley, Nicholas Bennett, who is also our charity’s Honorary Patron. This kind donation will be used to enable the charity to continue to provide the blind and partially sighted with our free weekly audio newspaper sourced from the News Shopper, Bromley News, Bromley Times and online sites.’
Marion McHardy wished to thank the Ravensbourne Rotary Club for their generosity and Chris Compton in particular for his help at the event. ‘The whole event was so well organised and the Rotary people were welcoming. An additional advantage was the opportunity to meet fellow volunteers from other local charities. We will keep in touch and share helpful information.’
Talking News is recorded onto a USB memory stick and a small easy-to-use player is provided free to listeners. Alternatively, listeners may listen online, please see the Bromley District Talking News website. http://www.bromleytn.org.uk/
BDTN would be grateful for donations. These can be made via Virgin Money Giving https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/make-a-donation/
Words by Ken Tracey, pictures by Caroline McHardy