Money raised by Marlborough Rotary at November's Armistice Beacon presented to Marlborough's British Legion
Marlborough Rotary raised more than £300 at last November's Armistice Beacon ceremony on The Common, the proceeds of which were shered between the Marlborough British Legion and SSAFA - the Armed Forces Charity, and on Wednesday (9 January) Marlborough Rotary Chairman Stewart Dailly presented a cheque for £155 to Marlborough British Legion Chairman Alek Sagar.
Marlborough's Armistice Centenary commemorations concluded with a spectacular and moving ceremony on the Common where the Mayor, Cllr Lisa Farrell ignited a stunning beacon that could be seen for miles, whilst the names of those from the Marlborough area who gave their lives in the conflict were read out by representatives of the Council and Community. This ceremony was organised jointly by the Malborough Town Council and he Rotary Club of Marlborough and District.
In accepting the cheque Alek thanked the Rotarians for their efforts and said that all monies received are put to good use for the Legions work. Alongside Stewart Dailly and Alek Sagar, representing Rotary were Gerry Hooper (a past Rotary president), Peter Mansfield (a past Rotary president), Martin Luxford (a past Rotary president and also current president elect), Edward Ferguson, and for British Legion Marian Hannaford Dobson (BL Branch Treasurer) and Stewart Dobson (BL Branch Secretary).