Portsmouth Rotarians raise cash for a new minibus

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A GROUP that supports visually-impaired people is to buy a new minibus – thanks to golfing Rotarians.

Members of the Portsmouth North Rotary Club donated £8,000 to the Portsmouth Association for the Blind at the annual Rotary charity golf day held at Rowlands Castle Golf Club.

The donation will mean the association can buy a replacement minibus to use in its work around the city.

Rotary Club president David Middleton said: ‘We are delighted to been able to help such a worthwhile local charity.

‘It’s one of those charities which quietly goes about its business of providing much-needed support to so very many people.

‘Until you or a member of your immediate family need its support you just do not realise the good they do.’

Association chairman Ian Howard Harwood said: ‘The generosity of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth North and in particular all the participants and supporters of the golf day is tremendous, for which we are most grateful.’