THE outgoing president of Northwich Rotary Club has chosen St Luke's Hospice to receive a special grant.

Rupert Adams has thanked people for their support and said the easing of Covid restrictions over the last 12 months had greatly helped in the planning and organising various fundraising events.

He also thanked the club's partners throughout the year, including other Rotary clubs, Rotaract in Northwich, with the town council and the Northwich Business Improvement District and others such as the Plaza and Salty Dog.

He said: "Many of our events are underpinned financially by corporate sponsorship which means that all surplus funds can go to good causes.

"We are delighted that our events have proved financially successful and as a result have enabled us to support numerous local and international good causes and charities.

"The range of good causes helped by grants from the club in the last year has been incredible."

The club has fund the provision of defibrillators throughout the town and supported numerous local charities such as Riding for the Disabled and Northwich Community Support.

It has also helped some of the more well-known charities such as Joshua Tree, The Deafness Support Network and Cardiac Risk in the Young and most recently funding urgent medical needs in Ukraine.

"Our grants have also been directed to hospices providing support to local children with cancer and life threatening illnesses and to those supporting the elderly to achieve independent living.

"I'm also absolutely delighted to select St Luke’s Hospice as the recipient of this year’s Presidential award. 

"The hospice is close to our hearts and I know the grant will help them at this most challenging time.

"I’d like to publically say how much I appreciate the support of like-minded partners, the help from local businesses and most of all the amazing people of Northwich.

"You all make a difference."