Watton Rotary Club have recently held a BBQ and Auction at Broom Hall Hotel to raise funds for our charity account, which also included presentations of our annual Young Citizen Awards.

An excellent BBQ was provided by Broom Hall Hotel, and we then moved on to our auction.

We are very grateful for the numerous items donated by local businesses and individuals, and these were expertly auctioned by Rotarian Paul Weatherill, raising a valuable contribution for our charity account, to be used for future charity donations.

Our annual Young Citizens Awards are presented to recognise and reward citizenship and important responsibilities assumed by young people between the ages of 9 and 18 in our community, who have been nominated to us. This year’s winners were:

  • KESTER TWIDDY from Wayland Academy, nominated by Glen Allott, Academy Principal.
  • HOLLY NICKERSON & ABI-MAY CLARKSON from Ist Watton Guides, nominated by Jayne Eastwood, Local Guide Commissioner – their citations were so close that the selection committee could not separate them.
  • Cadet Warrant Officer EMILY COX from No. 864 (Watton) Squadron RAF Air Cadets, nominated by Flying Officer Kris Crittenden, Officer Commanding 864 Squadron.

Since the presentation WO Cox and another Cadet have represented the UK in India at the 75TH Anniversary of Indian Independence Celebrations – a great national honour for any Cadet.

Our awards are sponsored by Lesley Cowling in memory of our late President Peter Cowling, and were presented by our President Mike Gicquel. The awards were organised by Rotarian Rick Woodroffe.

The evening was completed by live music from Musical Memories.
Watton Rotary Club