'PUTTING the fun in fundraising' is the reason behind the Easthampstead Rotary Club's success in generating well over £20,000 for communities across Bracknell.

The rotary club announce how their fundraising efforts has helped generate thousands of pounds over the years to help charities such as The Wayz, Me2 Club, The Link Visiting Scheme, Red Diamond Sports Club, Youth Line and Age Concern carry on.

John Binney, who is stepping down as president of the Easthampstead Rotary Club, said: "Putting the 'fun' in fundraising - our major events have included an Autumn Fayre & Fashion Show, our annual Golf Day at the beautiful Bearwood Lakes, Wokingham Theatre Evenings, Race Nights and seasonal collections at local supermarkets which have generated well over £20,000 for our chosen charities."

Proceeds have also been collected by club members and the money will be donated to the President's chosen charities, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Chemogiftbags for women and men in the Thames Valley diagnosed with breast cancer.

The new president explains how the rotary club help benefit the Bracknell community.

Terry Edney said: "New initiatives by Easthampstead Rotarians offer local charities and voluntary organisations (including youth groups) the opportunity to generate extra funds for themselves include our Community Christmas Draw and the recent successful Bracknell Together Walk.

"With so many new residents coming into the Bracknell and the Wokingham area, we offer friendship, a varied social programme, and a wide range of chosen local and international charities we support."