Published On: Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 on 1:41 pm

Rotary Club lends helping hand to Bradford homeless charity

Rotary Club Of Bradford

John Tempest with Manoj Joshi

A long-established Bradford charity that was the result of a bet in a pub has been presented with a cheque for £2,000.

President of the Rotary Club of Bradford Manoj Joshi handed a cheque over to the Bradford Soup Run, a charity founded in 1984 that offers food, clothing, blankets and encouragement to the homeless.

The Rotary Club of Bradford raised half of the money and the other half came from a successful application for a special grant from the Rotary Foundation through the Yorkshire Rotary District.

Director of the Bradford Soup Run, John Tempest, said: “We are reliant for our survival on the generosity of organisations like Rotary, and their fantastic donation of £2,000 will be used to provide for the increasing numbers on our Soup Runs.

“Our thanks go to all those who contributed.”

Over the last three years, the Rotary Club of Bradford has raised over £30,000, two thirds of which has gone to local Bradford charities.

Most of the rest has gone to support disaster relief and ongoing Rotary projects overseas.

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