A GROUP that helps disadvantaged children has been chosen as Otley Rotary Club’s charity for the year.

President Stephen Hallam has decided to support The Principle Trust Children’s Charity, which provides holidays for underprivileged young people, over the coming 12 months. Otley Rotary Club found out more about the work of the Skipton-based charity when its founder, Mike Davies, spoke to members during a Zoom meeting last week.

Since starting ten years ago the organisation had provided more than 2,600 free holidays and respite breaks for disadvantaged children and their families - and over 280 holidays for disabled children. Mr Davies also spoke about how much happiness the holidays provided and how all of the money raised by the charity goes towards the trips with nothing kept for salaries, costs or administration.

Club President Mr Hallam will do a fundraising 5km ‘Santa run’ in Otley for the charity in December.