On Sunday 28th August, early if not bright several members of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary joined hundreds of others on Stokesley Show field for the annual Car Boot sale. In a new departure for club members funds were being raised for youth service projects across and around the borough. In recent years pupils from local schools sponsored by the Rotary club have gained local, regional and national awards in Rotary’s Young Artist, Photographer and Young Writer competitions. Erimus’ plan is to roll out the initiative across more of the town’s schools, colleges and youth clubs in an effort to bring an additional positive influence across them. Each student will receive a certificate of achievement and judging by past successes the schools involved will gain value and merit from their involvement. Barbara Bolton who chairs the Erimus Youth Service team expressed her delight that the early morning start had brought over seven hundred pounds to aid the Rotary effort in education. ‘We believe our support can bring a real sense of achievement to many areas of local education, our young people deserve the chance to shine and we believe they will”. Erimus President Geoff Taylor echoed Barbara’s enthusiasm and praised the work of the team. “At Erimus we have an energetic group with huge experience in education at many levels and we feel we can make a major contribution going forward”. Anyone interested in following up on Erimus educational support activities can access the latest developments on www.erimusrotary.org.
Pictures show the Erimus team at work