Rotary adds a little fun to good causes

In a project that gives twice, the Albury Rotary Club has donated $10,000 to women’s shelter Betty’s Place, raised at a circus held for people with special needs.

Sponsors paid for the Circus Quirkus tickets for the special needs children and adults with a percentage of the proceeds going to Rotary and the rest to charity.

The chair of Albury-Wodonga Community Network, which oversees Betty’s Place, Colin Alcock said the $10,000 would support women and children at risk or experiencing domestic violence.

“We’re grateful for donations from Rotary and the community,” Mr Alcock said.

“It all helps provide critical services.”

Albury Rotary Club community service director Sussan Wileman said she was well aware of the support Betty’s Place needed.

“Betty’s Place is a passion of mine, an excellent service,” she said.”

St Luke’s Anglicare mental health project, Rivers to Recovery, and the cancer accommodation centre — through Chicks Walk for a Cause — also received money.

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