Bangor Rotary Club has raised more than £3,000 for charity at its annual breakfast.
Over 230 business men and women turned up at the 24th annual event to hear the guest speaker Tom McGrath CBE, Chief Charity Commissioner for Northern Ireland.
Welcoming the guest to the Clandeboye Lodge, Club President Paul Hatty, told them that their presence was vital if Rotary was to continue its support for a range of worthy causes both at home and abroad.
He said the designated local charity this year would be the Croft Community which provides residential and supported living for adults with learning disabilities.
“We are keen to support them in their drive to provide increased respite care for families in North Down”, he said.
President Paul added that the chosen worldwide charity was Rotary Foundation which contributes towards many international initiatives including the ongoing battle to eradicate polio.
The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Alderman Alan Graham, paid tribute to the work of Rotary and added his welcome to everyone present.