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Otley Rotarians raise £2,600 with a walk
4:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Local news
Rotarians from Otley are celebrating raising more than £2,600 from a sponsored walk.
Members of the Rotary Club of Otley endured one of the wettest days of the year when they undertook the eight-mile trek on Sunday, September 15.
The event, whose circular route went from Otley through Leathley, Lindley Bridge, and Clifton, raised £2,611 for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (UK).
The association is the chosen charity of the club's current president, Keith Thompson, who said: "I’d like to thank all those who took part in the sponsored walk, be they organisers, walkers, sponsors, marshals or in any other capacity.
“This amount is well above my expectations and that of the club. These funds will not only help provide back-up support to families with Prader-Willi Syndrome but also help fund research into this genetic disorder.”
The syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by extreme 'floppiness' at birth and in childhood can manifest itself as a desire to over-eat, leading potentially to obesity. Later in life people with the condition, who tend to be short, can experience degrees of learning disabilities.