THE Rotary Club of Dudley has donated £25,000 to Mary Stevens Hospice to mark 100 years since their first meeting.

The money will be used to build a log cabin outside for children.

Dudley Rotary Club has also marked its centenary with an international project.

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Mumbai West Coast, the club has equipped a new eye hospital north of Mumbai in India, which will provide free eye checks and cataract surgery.

Colin Knipe, centenary president of the club said: “I am proud to belong to a club that has helped change so many lives over the last 100 years by supporting hundreds of community projects, organisations and individuals.  We look forward to keeping up the good work.”

Dudley Rotary Club is one of the oldest in Britain and its first meeting was held on Monday, June 12 at The Dudley Arms Hotel.