Tettenhall Rotary Club Donates £1,000 to Birch Thompson Memorial Fund

The Rotary Club of Tettenhall has donated £1,000 to the Birch Thompson Memorial Fund to help support the fund’s work in maintaining and developing Gelliwig, a residential centre in Porthmadog, North Wales which offers low cost residential accommodation for young people from Wolverhampton and the wider West Midlands.

Gelliwig has long been a popular destination for school groups, youth groups, and other organisations from Wolverhampton and its a great base for activities such as hiking, canoeing and rock climbing.

The Birch Thompson Memorial Fund was formed in 1981 in tribute to Colton Hill School teachers Graham Birch and John Thompson, who both died in 1980, and has helped thousands of young people to develop their skills and talents and to experience the outdoors. The importance of the Funds work was recognised with the award of the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2020.

The £1,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Tettenhall will help the Birch Thompson Memorial Fund to continue its work in supporting Gelliwig. The money will be used to refurbish an external paly area for the use of the young people who visit Gelliwig each year.

If you would like to find out more about the Birch Thompson Memorial Fund and its work at Gelliwig visit their website at www.gelliwig.org.uk