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Chelmsford to benefit from new partnership

Published: 19 July 2018 at 11:00

Tony Stringer and Professor Iain Martin

Agreement will forge closer links between Anglia Ruskin University and Rotarians

Anglia Ruskin University and Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary have signed a partnership agreement which will benefit the local community as well as Anglia Ruskin students.

The Memorandum of Understanding makes Anglia Ruskin facilities available to the club and other Rotary Clubs in the county, and will give students the opportunity to volunteer for charity events run by Rotarians. Anglia Ruskin will also assist with the organisation of these events if necessary. 

Links to the Rotary Namucha Community School project, in Kenya, will also be explored, with the project potentially being able to tap in to the expertise in health, social care, education and arts offered by Anglia Ruskin.

The agreement will last for five years and was signed on Wednesday, 18 July.

Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said: 

“Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary, and indeed Rotarians all over Essex, are at the heart of their respective communities, putting on a wide-range of charitable events. 

“At Anglia Ruskin, we are not only proud to be part of our local community but keenly aware of our responsibility towards it, and as such I am delighted that we can help where we can. This agreement will see us working closer with Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary and will help them achieve their aims.”

Tony Stringer, President of Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary, said: 

“This MoU is very important to us. We are both part of the community so in working together, we have a lot of strength. 

“We have resources in terms of people who can organise things, make connections and find suitable charities, so this agreement is to our mutual benefit.”