An annual festive carols event has raised nearly £2,000 for a Dorset children’s charity

On December 23, the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis hosted its Carols Round the Tree event, which has been running for more than 60 years.

Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor David Sarson and Erica, were in attendance joining hundreds of members of the public for over an hour of carol singing at the town’s huge Christmas tree at The Shambles, at the bottom of Broad Street.

The evening was led by the Lyme Regis Town Band with town crier and Rotarian Alan Vian, acting as MC for the evening.

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Rotary spokesperson Peter Fortnam said: “Thanks also to all the Rotarians and others who helped with the setting up, the distribution of carol sheets and the bucket collection.

“With the final counting still to be completed we have raised in excess of £1,900 during carols and our street collection in Lyme and Charmouth, a splendid result. All these monies will go to Julia's House, the Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospice.”

People can still donate to the Carols Round the Tee fundraiser by contributing to their JustGiving page: