Priory Rotary Club president Robert Jones presents the cheque to Matthew Boyd with club members from left, Richard High, Dennis Barter, Peter Tasker, John Harrison and Keith Blythe.

Priory Rotary Club in King’s Lynn has donated £500 to the Gaywood Community Bungalow Project.

The project is being spearheaded by the Rev Julie Boyd, Rector of St Faith’s Church, and her husband Matthew.

They hope to raise £125,000 to convert a bungalow between the church and church hall into a community facility with a café, meeting room and office.  

One of the main users of the building will be West Norfolk Mind which is to offer drop-in facilities for young people aged 17 to 25.

The project was kick started in the summer with a sponsored motor motorbike ride from King’s Lynn to Inverness and back by the Boyds, which raised £15,000. Contributions from the Diocese of Norwich of £25,000 and other donations from local businesses are helping the project towards the point where work can start, a club spokesman said.

Mr Boyd spoke to the Priory members about the project and president Robert Jones said the club was pleased to make a small contribution towards a facility which would offer valuable facilities for the community and help to support those with mental illnesses.