New-style rotary club looking for professionals who are stuck for time

Members of the Satellite Group from the Rotary Club of Seaburn, left to right; Lynne Hodgson from The Bridges, Steven Martin DC Services, Rob Moses OCS, Philip Vasey The Brainery, Harry Hill Reds, Andy Bradley The Bridges and Simon Robertson One Voice Productions.
Members of the Satellite Group from the Rotary Club of Seaburn, left to right; Lynne Hodgson from The Bridges, Steven Martin DC Services, Rob Moses OCS, Philip Vasey The Brainery, Harry Hill Reds, Andy Bradley The Bridges and Simon Robertson One Voice Productions.
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PUSHED-FOR-TIME professionals are being sought for a new-look club.

A rotary club has launched a pioneering group to encourage new people to join up.

The Rotary Club of Seaburn’s Satellite Group is a new concept, which hopes to bring together people with a range of skills to give something back to the community.

The thinking behind the new group is to help people who are not short on time to get together when it suits them during business hours or in a bar after work.

Andy Bradley, a rotarian and centre director at The Bridges shopping centre, said: “We all understand the pressures and personal time constraints of 21st century life, which is why the Rotary Satellite Group is the perfect opportunity for people like me to get involved and help give something back to the local community.”

The Satellite Group aims to bring together people, from their early 20s upwards, to work together on opportunities that could make a difference in the community. He added: “We are looking for people who are passionate about Sunderland.

“What could look better on your CV than charity and leadership roles in your own city which, in turn, could raise essential funds for local community projects?”

The Rotary Club of Seaburn was formed in 1951 and has raised an estimated £500,000 for local and international good causes.

Steven Martin, managing director of DC Computer Services and fellow rotarian, said: “We want to develop an eclectic Satellite Group which will fuse to create a sophisticated and dynamic team. The group will not only support the local community, but also aspire to fund and deliver creative fresh water solutions in Africa and Asia.”

The group plans to meet during the working day, with the occasional evening social activity. As part of the group, individuals will have the opportunity to propose, develop and take part in the planning of events which will open up the chance to interact with other businesses from across Sunderland.

Rotarian Simon Robertson, managing director of One Voice Productions Limited, said: “Joining the Seaburn Rotary Satellite Group has been a brilliant experience.

“We enjoy and look forward to working together as a team raising, on occasion, life-changing funds, but importantly having fun at the same time.

“Not only that, the club is a fantastic way of making new friends with people from across the city, building new relationships and enjoying the experience, friendship and fellowship of other like-minded individuals, who I may not have met otherwise.”

Anyone interested in joining cancontact Andy on 515 4880, email andrew.bradley@landsecurities.com, or visit www.seaburnrotarysatellite.co.uk.