The Rotary Club of Wellington’s 31st Annual Sportsman’s Night took place at the Telford Whitehouse Hotel on Thursday 22 March. Once again it was organised by Rotarian Mike Dorricott and proved to be a great success.
Over 200 people listened as main speaker Rory Underwood MBE, former Leicester Tiger’s, England and British Lions International Rugby Union player kept the audience spellbound with his mixture of Rugby Union stories and comment. Rory was supported by the excellent Liverpool comedian Jamie Sutherland, a headline act on the comedy circuit and corporate hospitality MC at Everton FC, for all their home games.
It is expected that the event will have raised in the region of £4000 for charities, with the main recipients this year being ‘Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire’ together with ‘Telford and Wrekin Young Carers’. [Click on the links to take you to the charities’ websites.]
President Brian Richards of the Rotary Club of Wellington said, “Over the last 31 years the Annual Sportsman’s Night has raised over £130,000 for local charities. The generosity and support of everyone who enjoys this event is very much appreciated.”
Organiser Rotarian Mike Dorricott said, “This event helps illustrates this year’s Rotary theme. Here is Rotary ‘Making a Difference’ in Telford by supporting these charities who help make so many lives better.”