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Published 11 March 2019

Clydebank Rotary Club has been honoured by the Provost as it celebrates 50 years of work in the community.

The group, which launched in 1968, has raised thousands of pounds for good causes throughout the town and across West Dunbartonshire.

As part of their anniversary celebrations they have hosted a charity golf tournament, helped two schools get extra musical instruments, supported young pupils travelling to work in Malawi and raised vital funds for Erskine and St Margaret’s Hospice.

They have raised more than £6000 locally so far this year, with additional amounts raised throughout Scotland and internationally.

Earlier this month, they were invited to a special ceremony at Clydebank Town Hall, where Provost William Hendrie hosted a Civic Reception to congratulate them for the positive impact they have made.

Provost Hendrie said: “I am delighted to have had the chance to spend an evening with the Clydebank Rotary Club and thank them personally for the good they are doing all over Clydebank.

“I was able to see the good work they are doing first hand last year when I accompanied them on a visit to their chosen charity project – Bankie Talk.

“Ensuring that this project, which delivers talking newspapers to visually impaired people in the UK and further afield, has upgraded equipment so their weekly recordings are not interrupted, is just one example of the ways they help the community.

“I’m sure they won’t be the last project feel comfort knowing the Clydebank Rotary Club are helping them along the way.”