President’s charities 2022-23 – cheque presentations

During her year as President of Winchester Rotary (July 2022-June 2023), Deborah Macartney pledged to raise funds for two local charities providing support for vulnerable women.  Almost £30,000 was raised through a variety of activities including “An Evening with Dan Snow” at the Theatre Royal in January and a Firewalk in June. Sales of Rotarian Diana Brooks’ “Smokey the Cat” children’s books also added to the result.   The funds raised are divided equally between Trinity Winchester’s Women’s Services and Hope Street (managed by the charity One Small Thing).

Deborah visited both organisations recently to present the cheques, accompanied by a group of Winchester Rotarians, including current President Les Haswell. 

Following the presentations, she said: “It has been an honour for us to fundraise for Trinity and Hope Street and we hope our partnership will continue. These charities are making such a difference to our community by improving the quality of life for women needing to escape domestic abuse, while also providing a structure for women and children to build a stable and safe future – a future with hope”.

Our thanks to all who took part in, or helped organise fundraising events during Deborah’s year.

Deborah Macartney presenting checque to Paul Murray (Chari Board of Trustees, Trinity Winchester)
Deborah Macartney presenting checque to Paul Murray (Chair Board of Trustees, Trinity Winchester)

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