A Corking Fundraiser
Posted By rick
This year’s Alan Jones Winefest, an annual event in memory of stalwart Rotarian Alan Jones, took place on Friday 25th March, raising money for Shelterbox’s Ukraine appeal.
With nine tables booked and seven sponsors, attendees were able to sample wines from around the world and enjoy entertainment from Ed Hintze, whilst adding substantial money to the many thousands of pounds already raised by Weymouth Rotary during their street collections.
Shelterbox’s urgent Ukraine Crisis Appeal provides life-saving aid for families affected by the crisis in the country, with any extra money raised on top helping in other countries where emergency shelter is needed.
The event combined two of the key parts that make Rotary so special as an organisation – ‘service’ raising charitable funds and ‘fellowship’, bringing members and visitors together over good wine and food.