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Rotary club's 50-year commitment to community celebrated at charity fayre

PUBLISHED: 14:24 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:51 19 September 2019

Lord Dannatt (left) with Swaffham Rotary Club president Stephen Ward at the club's charity fayre. Picture: Archant

Lord Dannatt (left) with Swaffham Rotary Club president Stephen Ward at the club's charity fayre. Picture: Archant

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Five decades of tireless work were saluted as a rotary club hosted more than 30 good causes which have benefitted from its work.

Swaffham Rotary Club hosted a charity fayre as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: ArchantSwaffham Rotary Club hosted a charity fayre as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: Archant

As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, Swaffham Rotary Club brought together a multitude of charities during the gathering at the town's Assembly Rooms on Wednesday.

The special event was opened by Lord Dannatt, who was given an insight into the far-reaching effect of the club's commitment to helping the community.

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"Rotary clubs provide a very important function, bringing people together to do something good for the community," said Lord Dannatt. "It's a great asset to have and well done to Swaffham Rotary for pulling all these organisations together.

Swaffham Rotary Club hosted a charity fayre as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: ArchantSwaffham Rotary Club hosted a charity fayre as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: Archant

"Money is tight when it comes to local authorities, so volunteering and charities are truly the way forward."

Swaffham Rotary president, Stephen Ward, added: "This is a chance to show the community where their money has been going.

"Over the last 50 years the club has had a quite phenomenal impact and this event allows us to find out the needs of different charities and connect on an informal basis."

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