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New President of the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven

Geoff Maldwyn-Jones is the new President of the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven

Well known Addingham resident and local Rotarian Geoff Maldwyn-Jones has been elected to succeed Simon Manley as the President of the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven for the year 2022/2023.

Geoff is well known as a past President of the Rotary Club of Ilkley, and remembered for the re-introduction of the Ilkley Pancake Races which ran on the Grove from 2009 to 2018, he also served as Assistant District Governor for Rotary International in the Yorkshire Dales.

Geoffrey is also a Trustee of Ilkley Community Transport, and on the organising committee of the Annual Ilkley Charity Holly Ball.

Speaking to Rombalds Radio about the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven projects, Geoff said: "Our main fund-raising event is the Santa Fun Run, hosted by Rombalds Radio, 1800 people dressed as Father Christmas running for charity in December 2021 and raised over £69,000 for Charitable causes.

“In addition, in the 3 weeks up to Christmas we have the Santa Sleigh touring the streets of Skipton, Embsay, Bradley, and Carlton, in organised street collections and showing Santa to the children, and finally providing Santa and his elves in both Morrison's and Tesco's Skipton supermarkets to again raise money for good causes in the community”.

The Rotary Club of Skipton Craven is very busy throughout the rest of the year supporting, lots of local Charities including SELFA and the Brooklands School, and has recently started an initiative to get local businesses involved through Rotary, in Community and Charitable events, the ‘Reconnect to Business’ campaign.

You can contact the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven via the website: www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1667

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