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Culloden Rotary Club’s support for Haven Appeal

Released: 17/12/2018

The Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden has given a further £300 donation towards the appeal which has been set up to establish at nearby Murray Road, Smithton, Scotland’s first fully integrated centre for children and young people with severe and complex learning disabilities.
The money was raised at a recent bag packing day at Tesco’s superstore. Culloden Academy also received a donation towards the cost of their trip to a Romanian orphanage.
The Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden is one of 4 Rotary clubs in Inverness and meets on a Tuesday evening at 6.15pm in the Lochardil Hotel.
Chairman of the Club’s Community Committee, Gavin Grant said: “We are delighted to help out with raising funds for The Haven Centre, a very worthwhile and much needed project helping disadvantaged children and young people locally, particularly as it will occupy the derelict site in Culloden and give further opportunities for volunteering and service.

“We also support local charities such as MS Therapy Centre, Chas Highland, Maggies and this year it is our responsibility to organise locally, Rotary's national event Kids Out which gives disabled and disadvantaged children a fun day away .”

Rotary is an International organisation with over 1.2 million members and exists to serve communities both locally and Internationally.

Elsie Normington, Chair of the Elsie Normington Foundation which is running the Haven Centre Appeal, said: “We are very grateful to the Culloden Rotary Club for their kind donation. We are really thrilled at the support we are receiving to put a smile on the faces of children and young people who most deserve our help.”

The target of the Haven Appeal is £4 million and already £1.1 million has been raised.