Talking shop with Royston rotary club

SHOPPERS in Royston have been flocking to a new outlet in the High Street to learn about the work of Royston Rotary Club. The club opened its shop earlier this month, and has enjoyed a steady stream of visitors over the last couple of weeks. President Dav

SHOPPERS in Royston have been flocking to a new outlet in the High Street to learn about the work of Royston Rotary Club.

The club opened its shop earlier this month, and has enjoyed a steady stream of visitors over the last couple of weeks.

President David Izod said: "It's given us an opportunity to show what we're up to, both as a local club and as a national and international organisation. A lot of people aren't aware of what Rotary is all about as an organisation.

"Opening the shop is part of a national initiative, and it's been very successful in Royston. I think folk are just happy to see another shop open."


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Visitors to the shop are able to see one of the shelter boxes, which are sent by the Rotary club to disaster areas all over the world. Royston Rotary has already sent four of the boxes to earthquake-hit Haiti, and a fifth is on the way.

Information is also available regarding events such as the recent schools technology tournament and the upcoming Youth Makes Music concert, while adorning the walls of the shop are the entries to an art competition produced by youngsters from Crow Country.

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The shop will remain open daily until March 6, and Mr Izod said: "It's been a good exercise so far, and is something we might consider repeating in a couple of years' time."

For more information on the work of the Rotary club, visit www.roystonrotary.com

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