NOTTINGHAM’S Lord Mayor, Coun Michael Wildgust (Lab), and his wife, Carole — who live in Bulwell — have praised the work of the Rotary organisation.
They attended a Rotary Showcase event in Nottingham’s Old Market Square, aimed at raising awareness of the work of Rotarians at home and abroad.
The Rotarians organise ongoing fundraising efforts and get involved in projects to benefit the poor and needy.
Co-ordinated by Rotary friends David Pedlar, Noel Harrison and Simon Davey, the Showcase initiative was hugely successful, with crowds enjoying a packed programme which was described as ‘The Big Society In Action’.
A variety of stalls and live entertainment featuring singers, dancers and a display by the Nottingham Wildcats cheerleaders were arranged. Cookery demonstrations involving young chefs were under the supervision of Bill Smith, a past-president of Bulwell and Basford Rotary Club. and Carolyn Stone, of Ilkeston Rotary.
Members of Hucknall Rotary Club played their part, as did supporting organisations such as Hucknall and Linby St John Ambulance Division, led by Andy Cooper.