DEVIZES Rotary is determined to use its diamond anniversary to get more people of all ages involved in its work.

Businesswoman and former councillor Paula Winchcombe is president for the 60th anniversary year and hopes events planned throughout the year will be springboard to make the club even more successful.

She said: “We are less formal than many clubs and are very welcoming to new people who want to join. We get involved in a lot of community events.”

The club also joins in fundraising and awareness campaigns organised by Rotary International and each year plants purple crocuses on The Green for polio awareness.

The town council’s parks department has done its bit to promote the work of the club by planting a colourful display on the roundabout near The Green.

The club, whose charter was granted on August 29, 1959, is to hold an evening at Devizes Museum on September 10 from 6pm as a showcase for new members.

Mrs Winchcombe said: “There will be an opportunity to speak to Devizes Rotarians and learn more about what we do.”

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