ROTARIANS enjoyed a talk from the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Dr Vince Cable about the country's economic situation.
Dr Cable, MP for Twickenham, in south-west London, told the Rotary Club of Harrow he was a fan of the movement and an honorary Rotarian in his own area.
He said the key priorities for tackling the downturn were to have an honest public debate on the cuts which will be needed, to sort out the banks and to help Britain adjust to a different future that less reliant on financial services and more on productive manufacturing.
The meeting took place at Pinner Hill Golf Club in South View Road, Pinner, on January 21 and each guest contributed £5 from the cost of their lunch to Haste, a charity buying materials for schools in Gambia.
Members further raised £528 towards Shelterbox, a global Rotary Club initiative providing a tent for 10 people and essential supplies, while the club itself will chip in an extra £452 so that two Shelterboxes can be sent to Haiti.