New president named as Keynsham Rotary Club hands £2,200 to charity

Published on: 07 Aug 2015

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A new president has been handed the official collar for the year ahead at the Rotary Club of Keynsham.

Jenny Eaton has succeeded Nigel Hutchings in the role following a handover ceremony.

During his year as president, Nigel oversaw a number of fundraising activities, bringing in £2,200 for his chosen charity, the RUH Forever Friends Cancer Care Appeal.

Among the fundraising events was a plant fair, held in May at Keynsham’s Fear Hall, where the club also invited local junior and infant schools to enter a sunflower growing contest.

Chandag Infant and Junior Schools, St Keyna Primary and Castle Primary took up the challenge with members of the Rotary Club visiting each on July 9 for measuring day.

In each school, the winners and runners-up received certificates and a “voucher” for 10 minutes’ extra playtime as well as a set of crayon pencils for their classes.

The overall winners of the challenge were the Year 1 pupils of Aquamarine Class at St Keyna Primary School, who grew a sunflower 190.5cm tall. They received a book on plants for the school’s library.

Funds from the plant fair were added to the proceeds from a concert hosted by the club at St John’s Church, featuring ChoirJam and the City Sound Choir, to make the £2,200 total, which was handed to the appeal’s Lydia McGivern at a Rotary Club meeting on July 8.    

New president Jenny is planning events for the year ahead, and anyone who would like to get involved or find out more about the Rotary Club of Keynsham can get in touch by email at

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