President Jim Rawson of Wigan Rotary Club said 'We wanted to celebrate our 90 years of service to the local community and to do something that the public could see and appreciate. The idea of the flower bed came from this. We are conscious that without the continued support of the Wigan public over the last 90 years we could not have achieved the successes that we have had”.
Examples of these are the Hospice / Life Education / Junior & Youth Speaks competitions / Dragon's Den / Run4alife and the latest new event, the Community Day held in Standishgate. Plus the ever popular Santa Carol Float during December along with many other events too numerous to mention. All projects which show how the generosity of the people in Wigan is put to good use within our local community and to support recognised charities.
President Jim Rawson thanked the Mayor of Wigan, Cllr. Phylis Cullen and the Leader of the Council, Lord Smith for joining him and fellow Rotarians, Mervyn Reeves, Peter Radcliff and Lesley Hargraves to give the flower bed their seal of approval. Lord Smith said “Well done to Rotary”. The flower bed is by the Life Centre statue in the Wiend green area. It has been newly planted in the last fortnight and it is hoped that it will mature and enhance the area.
Pictured:- left to right: The Mayor’s Consort, Rotary Pesident Jim Rawson, the Mayor, Rtn. Lesley Hargraves, Lord Smith and Rtn. Mervyn Reeves.
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