The Rotary Club of Dunsmore donated £500 from funds raised at their 2019 Rugby Spring Fair to support people with a wide variety of needs at New Directions Rugby Ltd. The much-appreciated monies will go toward community entertainment for the people who attend New Directions’ day opportunities service at Community Choices Network once the current Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

An inclusive performance from a magician, along with a buffet and afternoon tea will benefit the people who attend the activities centre. Held on the Spring Bank Holiday since 1978, The Rugby Spring Fair is a non-profit making event. The Rotary Clubs re-distribute funds raised mostly to local charities and, in addition, to some of the international charities, which the Rotary Clubs support. The benefits of live entertainment as part of New Directions’ wellbeing programme includes the important reduction of tension and stress for people from the connection and involvement in the experience. With a comical element to the magician’s performance, this show will have a positive impact on emotions, which improves mental health, boosts the immune system and lowers blood pressure.

In 2019 Rugby’s Rotary Spring Fair recorded one of the most successful fundraising totals in the event’s history raising a staggering £14,900 in one day. The fair, held at the Whitehall Recreation Ground included many of Rugby’s talented artists and as many as 60 stalls were on show. Along with popular new attractions such as Wasps’ Interactive Zone and the craft village the fair accommodated about 10,000 local people once again. The Fair is now the only community event of its kind for Rugby.

“We like to support local charities and New Directions offer people with additional needs some great facilities. New Directions’ CEO, Paul Tolley invited us to take a tour of Community Choices Network and we saw how they provide a fantastic range of services. We know that our funds will be put to good use.”
President Elect Mike Folly and Spring Fair Chairman Simon Maguire

Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club

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