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Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

Marshalling the latest Arrow Valley Park Fun Run

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Once again, Redditch Rotarians stepped up to the plate to support a fund-raising event in Arrow Valley Park, Redditch. Having previously supported The Stroke Association and Cancer Research UK, a local Worcestershire charity - Sight Concern Worcestershire - benefited from the practical support provided by Rotary. Sight Concern Worcestershire (the working name for Worcestershire Association for the Blind) supports blind and visually impaired people throughout the county.

Redditch youngsters enjoy Mablethorpe holiday

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The Rotary Club of Redditch recently sponsored four children from Redditch to enjoy a week long holiday at Leicester Children's Holiday Centre in Mablethorpe on the Lincolnshire coast. As well as providing financial support for these holidays, Redditch Rotarians worked closely with a local charity to identify suitable participants, children who - due to family circumstances - would not normally have the opportunity to go on holiday.

Rotary Community Service Award

President Tim presents the Community Service Award to Terry Finn

The Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad annually makes an award to a person or persons who have made significant contributions to the community over a period of time.  We are delighted to announce that this year’s recipient is Mr. Terry Finn.  Terry was born in Fradley and has lived all his life in Lichfield.  He has been Mayor and Sheriff of the city and leader of the City Council, a District Councillor and Chairman of the District Council.

Kinver Music Festival Raffle.

 

During May and June members of Kinver Rotary Club undertook the task of selling raffle tickets in support of the Kinver Music Festival weekend held last month.

Southam Big Chef Little Chef

Recipe for Soup

Southam 2000 Rotary Club recently supported a training course for parents in partnership with Warwickshire County Council Adult and Community Learning, Fosse Foodbank at Southam and Southam and District Children’s Centre. The purpose was to explore cooking and food with users of the foodbank. The course ran over four weeks and provided a free creche for participants. As can be seen from the pictures below, the courses were thoroughly enjoyed and produced some impressive results; enjoyed by both the participants and helpers!

Helping NCT in Southam

members of the Rotary Club of Southam 2000 together with members of the Southam NCT baby group showing cheque

On Friday, the 14th July, members from the Rotary Club of Southam 2000 went along to the Graham Adams Centre in Southam to present a cheque in the sum of £321.95 to the Southam Branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

Shipston Rotary Presentation Evening at Townsend Hall

Contact: 
Fay Ivens

Tuesday, 10th October 2017, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.

This is Shipston Rotary's big night of the year.

We invite the charities we support to come and enjoy a convivial evening, including buffet supper, to receive donation cheques and to watch a brief presentation, including video, of what Rotary, especially Shipston Rotary, does.

Do come along, the evening is open to anyone, but please call Fay Ivens, the organiser, if you would like to attend, so she knows numbers for catering, on 01608 662133 or fayivens@aol.com.

The cost, covering the meal and glass of wine, is £12.

Redditch Rotarians support Cancer Research 'Race for Life'

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Rotarians from the two Redditch Clubs acted as track marshalls for the recent 'Race for Life' in Arrow Valley Park, Redditch. This 5k and 10k event, for women and girls of all ages, was part of Cancer Research UK's ongoing campaign to raise money to beat cancer.

Over 200 runners (and walkers) took part, each with their own reasons for getting involved - raising money, keeping fit, remembering a love one, or just having fun - a selection of bizarre cotumes were in evidence!

Rotary Club supports The Shakespeare Hospice in Southam

Annette Jackson, President Rotary Club of Southam 2000 with the Hospice at Home nurses, displaying the new Syringe Drive

The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 has raised £1185 to buy a Syringe Drive for The Shakespeare Hospice. The Syringe Drive allows the hospice nurses to regulate a constant feed of medicine to a patient over a 24 hour period in their own homes.

A Syringe Drive is often used towards the end of a patients’ life and helps them to feel more comfortable. Hospice at Home Nurse, Chrissie MacDonald says “Although they are very expensive items, they are invaluable to the team and to the patients that use them. This is the third Syringe Drive our hospice has.”

Cotswold Tour d'Ilmington

Contact: 
Bob Armstrong

     1st July 2018 from 10:00 am starting at Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall                      

Last year nearly 250 cyclists took part and it was a great family day out. The unique blend of 2 rides included the same 10 mile flat/family ride, as last year, with refreshments half way round, and an 'undulating' ride of more than 30 miles for the more experienced cyclist.

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