Colin Derrick, who became President of The Rotary Club of Leicester at the beginning of July, has pledged to raise over £20,000 for Charity Link during his year in office.
Colin, who has been a member of the club for four years, learnt of Charity Link’s work last year and plans to raise the funds via a number of events, including coffee mornings, a Go Kart Tournament, an event at The Little Theatre and a grand gathering, a coming together of the community, during April 2019.
Colin says: “During my year in office I want to bring the community together and will be focusing on celebrating all areas and all members of our wonderful city. When my Presidency was announced I also knew I wanted to raise a significant sum for a local charity which makes a huge impact and I love the fact that both our organisations have been making a difference in Leicester for over 100 years!
“Although Charity Link has such a long history in Leicester and improves the lives of over 5,000 people each year, I know that many people are still unaware of its contribution to our city. I hope that, along with raising vital funds, we will shine a spotlight on this amazing organisation. It would also be fantastic to attract new members who see what a difference Rotarians make so we can continue Leicester Rotary Club’s wonderful legacy in the future, with our motto being ‘service above self’.
The Rotary Club of Leicester has 70 members, drawn from men and women living in, or whose business serves, the city of Leicester. The club meets on a Monday lunchtime at the Mercure Leicester Grand Hotel.