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Despite the inclement weather, which kept people away on the Sunday afternoon, our stalls at Morton Stanley Festival raised over £800 for our local charity, St. Basil's. Morton Stanley is a free community festival which attracts many thousands of visitors of all ages and backgrounds, and this year's event provided a great oppportunity to raise the profile of Rotary in the town.
In aid of the charity www.aquabox.org.
A special AQUABOX Fundraising Evening - organised by the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege.
On Wednesday evening 14th October 2015 at 7.30pm for 8.00pm at the Rowington Village Hall CV35 7DB The evening should close around 10.00pm.
Your Tickets are just £16.00 per person! This includes a Fish and Chip Supper.
We will be entertained by the ladies comprising the renowned GIOCOSO SAXAPHONE QUINTET
Through the personal help of Amarjit Nandra of the Rotary Club of Aston, Keith McDavid has been working very closely with the Sikh Channel Aid; a not for profit TV channel here in Birmingham; which transmits to the Sikh community throughout the UK, Western Europe and Toronto, on channel 840.
30 cyclists did the 10 mile 'Tour' fun bike ride on Sunday 21st June (Fathers Day) starting and finishing at Talton Mill Cafe beside the River Stour.
Thanks to generous sponsorship as well as the £10 entry fee a substantial amount was raised for Prostate Cancer Awareness, specifically the Graham Fulford Trust.
It was so successful we may do it again next year!
Please phone Bob Armstrong on 07855 744868
Photos: Preparing for the Grand Depart
Rotary 'Kids Out' visit to Drayton Manor Park
8th June was the start of “Carers Week” and Drayton Manor opened their Park for a large number of Young Carers from all over the Midlands. Five youngsters from South Warwickshire, plus a Training Assistant and two members of Shipston Rotary enjoyed a thrilling day out. The enthusiasm of the Young Carers was boundless as they sampled rides all over the park all day.
Following the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal last weekend, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has pledged its support to help victims with long term support.
Rotary’s Donation Trust has been set up for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, which will provide support for sustainable community projects once the immediate emergency has been dealt with.
Solihull students get ‘green’ at innovative event
Over 400 secondary school students from 20 schools in and around Solihull took part in an interactive ‘green’ event which investigated local sustainable business models and cutting edge technologies.