Alan Dean MBE from the Rotary Club of Ferndown handed over a cheque to Dorset Blind Association on 19 May. The £285 was raised by Rotary members who flew through the air on a zip wire and was in addition to £1,000 already raised for the charity by the club.
The Dorset Blind Association helps thousands of people every month and it costs £325 a year to support each member with vital services including social and activity clubs as well as home-visiting volunteers. The association has 23 clubs around Dorset and was chosen by Ferndown Rotary to receive the donation because Alan Dean’s wife Vera has macular degeneration.
Alan has also spent the last three years project managing the creation of a sensory garden at the Model Town. Jannine Loveys, Community and Events Fund-raiser for Dorset Blind Association thanked the Rotary Club for their generous donation.