On a perfectly sunny evening, the St John's under-11 cricketers celebrate their new gazebo, the gift of the Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean.
St John's Cricket Club, based at Forest Vale Road, Cinderford, encourages youngsters from 5 to 11 years old to learn to play cricket in a safe and friendly environment. They also participate in the All Stars Cricket programme from the England and Wales Cricket Board. St John's Cricket Club is entirely volunteer driven and supported by the local community.
Chairman Richard Morgan said, "we are so happy that the Rotary Club has helped us in this way. It will make a great difference to our young players." The gazebo will be used to provide shelter from the sun (and rain!) on practice days and during matches.
Ian Storrar, the newly-elected President of the Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean said, "We are delighted to be able to support such a valuable contributor to the Forest community. This is a great example of why we raise funds at our half-marathon events in the Autumn and Spring."
The Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean would be interested to hear from similar charitable organizations in the Forest seeking funds. More details and an application form are available on its web site, www.rotary-rfod.org.uk.
The Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean meets weekly at Forest Hills Golf Club in Coleford. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. In this context, the club members devote their time and effort to raising funds for local, national and international charities and to promote and support the local community. More information at www.rotary-rfod.org.uk.