A Rotary club president intends to uphold the club's prominent standing whilst boosting membership.

The retiring president of St Neots St Marys' Rotary Club, Sue Shaw, declared Ian Payne as the succeeding leader in a recent assembly.

Following a transfer of office, Mr Payne was presented with his ceremonial chain symbolising his new role.

Upon taking charge, Mr Payne emphasised his commitment to sustaining the club's dignified reputation within the community and the expansive Rotary group.

He also said that his chosen charity for his term is Money Advice St Neots (MAST).

Mr Payne said: "One of my passions is mental health.

"Financial troubles and mental health are very interlinked, and the work MAST does improves the lives of many that they encounter.

"With the support that the Rotary club can give them over the coming year, this will help improve the services they provide."

Recently, MAST told the club about their volunteer work aiding financially-challenged residents.

He also encouraged new members to join the club and worldwide organisation.