Dursley Rotary Club welcomed a number of charities to a special event in which they made donations to good causes.

The rotary club regularly donates money to charities from the area but last week a special event was held.

On Monday, October 28 the group welcomed representatives from nine local groups in the Dursley area.

The rotary group had made the decision to award all of them with a donation of £500.

The money was presented by members of the rotary club at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Berkeley after a two course meal.

The recipients each gave a resume of the work undertaken by their respective charities to the rotary club prior to the event and were then selected.

Those that received donations included: Woodfield Youth Centre, Breakheart Quarry, Women’s Refuge, Cam Scout Hut, South West Air Ambulance, Rednock Young Carers, Stroud Food Bank, Tumpy Green Riding for the Disabled and the Bournstream Trust.

The money had been raised by event organised by the Dursley Rotary Club members and also by the Friends of Dursley Rotary Club group.

Cam Scout Hut was included after they were targeted by a rogue trader that took nearly £3,000 from the group.

Cam 1st Scouts Leader Donna Cook said: “The support we have had from the community has been incredible.

“We were incredibly surprised, and humbled, by the level of support from everyone in the community.

“Without the support of the community at this time we would be looking at another winter with a failing roof.”