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York Rotary Club receives Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award
9:01am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A YORK group has attracted royal praise for a charity event it organises which has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity over the last 11 years.
The York Rotary Club was awarded the Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award for its work putting on the York Dragon Boat Race each July.
Club members were presented with their prize at a special ceremony in Bridlington last week.
Club president Nigel Nash said: “It was an extremely impressive gathering and the Duke was very complementary about the work Rotary does in the community. He was aware that our annual York Dragon Boat event has raised more than £70,000 for more than 200 charities during the last 11 years.
“He was amused to be reminded that a team from HMS York, immacutely dressed in their white uniforms, had capsized on their first time at the event.”
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