A CLUB celebrated its 80th birthday at an awards dinner.

The Rotary Club of Epping put on the gala dinner at Chigwell Golf Club last Saturday (March 12).

Long serving members, John Padfield and Len Stace, who had given a combined 87 years of service, were also commended, and were given the Sapphire Paul Harris Fellowship Award by club president Barbara Scruton.

The president said: “The town may have changed but our club continues to serve the community in different ways.”

Epping town mayor, Les Burrows, attended and presented Barbara with a certificate.