AFTER celebrating 100 years of helping the Northwich community, a Rotary club in the town has announced the first new president of its next century.

Elizabeth Walton, who was born and bred in the town, has been chosen as the next president of Northwich Rotary Club, with her term beginning on July 1.

During her time at high school, Elizabeth worked at Williamsons bakery in Castle, before going on to work with disabled children and adults.

Following the announcement, Elizabeth said: "I am very proud to address you as the newly appointed president of the Northwich Rotary Club 24/25.

"It gives me great pleasure to announce that our club is celebrating its 101st birthday, and I am very excited to be able to start my presidential year on the first year of the next century of our club’s existence.

"It is with great pleasure I can confirm I will be the president of this year’s River Festival and can’t wait to see the whole community come together again on our event on July 20. We will again be raising funds for local good causes.

"I am proud to lead a great Rotary club, which in partnership with the other Rotary in Northwich clubs together with the support of Northwich Town Council, Northwich BID, CWAC and other businesses, are proud to support the local community.”

Elizabeth WaltonElizabeth Walton (Image: Northwich Rotary Club)

Elizabeth has worked with mentally and physically disabled children and adults at Hebden Green School in Winsford, Cloughwood Academy and the Castle Leigh Adult Training Centre.

From 2014 onwards, she has also been the church warden of St Luke's Church in Winnington, an in 2022 resumed working with schoolchildren as a bus driver.

Elizabeth's personal charity this year is the Cheshire Penguins, a swimming club for people of all ages with learning disabilities, ranging from seven years old to 60.

The club takes part in worldwide competitions from those close to home, such as the Special Olympics National Competition, to events taking place in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.