Rotary Club supports Youth Social Action with donation to IGNITE

A while ago, Victoria Russell from VANEL’s IGNITE programme made a presentation to Rotary Club of Grimsby about the work IGNITE is doing with local young people. The Rotary Club decided they were interested in supporting this work so they committed some money to the programme but then went further and looked to increase this money via their Rotary district.

The end result was an amazing donation of £2000 to IGNITE to help further the work. John Clark from the Rotary Of Grimsby presented a cheque to Victoria at the VANEL AGM on 10th October.

John Clark of the Rotary Club of Grimsby presenting to Victoria Russell, VANEL Trustee

This donation was started by an initial donation from the Rotary Club of Grimsby, but was added to by a further small donation from Rotary Club Grimsby Havelok. Thanks to both of them. The whole amount was they doubled after Grimsby Rotary submitted a request for a district grant. The doubled up result of £2000 will allow the IGNITE programme to work directly with young people in the East and West Marsh wards of Grimsby to help them with Social Action projects.

A big thank you to the Rotary Club for this hugely valuable donation.

Victoria has recently changed roles at VANEL. She’s recently left the staff team to go off to take up teacher training, but at the AGM she took up her new role as a Trustee of VANEL, so she’ll be still around to check up on how IGNITE is doing!

To talk about IGNITE or to find out how to take advantage of the support on offer to young people and social action projects please contact Jenny Hodson – IGNITE Programme Manager. (, 01472 315437).

Find out more about the Rotary Club of Grimsby on their website here.

And find out about Grimsby Havelok Rotary Club here.

Half of this donation came from Rotary International and you can find out more about this movement here.

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