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“This Is Bromsgrove At Its Best”: Local MP Backs Charity Golf Day Success

Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business and  Graham Mackenzie President Rotary Club of North Worcestershire

On 27th  August the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire successfully organised its 15th  Annual Charity Golf Day at Blackwell Golf Club. The event is a major fundraiser for the Club and over the past 15 years has raised £50,000 for many local and international charities. This year was no exception and was a great success in raising £9000.

Charity Golf Day

Gathering on the green

The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire organizes each year a charity golf day at Blackwell Golf Club. This year they succeeded in raising over £8,000 for various charitable causes. The club’s two principal charities this year are Prostate Cancer Awareness and Worcestershire Special Olympics , the latter being a locally based group of parents, relatives and volunteers providing year round sports training and competitions for children and young adults with learning difficulties. During the course of the next 12 months, the club plans making donations to a number of other local charities.

Horse Racing Evening

The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire organised a Horse Racing Evening at Burcot Village Hall on Saturday March 21. It was a great success enabling the club to raise £1028 for Trade Aid which is sufficient to purchase 2 boxes. Each box contains specially selected supplies needed to provide people with a head start in recovering from a disaster, or other adversity, or to start working for themselves for the first time

End Polio Now Collection

The club were out in force on Saturday February 15 collecting money for the End Polio Now campaign. We set up camp at Morrisons in Bromsgrove and succeeded in raising £550 from the shoppers visiting the store that day. We plan to organise a second collection at Morrisons on Saturday May 24.

Special Olympics Presentation

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The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire donated £200 from their Charity Fund to the Worcestershire Special Olympics and invited Dave Foster President Elect to assist in their annual Awards Evening. The organization was formed in 1988 in Redditch with the purpose of providing year round sports training, competitions and development in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with learning difficulties.

English Breakfast

Dave Foster (President Elect), Emma Wiggs, Fran Rogers (President Inner Wheel)

On November 16 the club supported the North Worcestershire Inner Wheel club supported in organising “An English Country Breakfast” at the Finstall Village Hall which raised over £1,000 in support of the Combat Stress organisation. Over 100 people attended the morning and tucked in to a belt busting breakfast of eggs, bacon and sausage and all that goes with it. A surprise guest was Paralympian Emma Wiggs who performed at the London Paralympics in the sitting volley ball games. Emma is the current European and World sprint Champion for the Paracanoe event

Michael Holt Debate

Bromsgrove School Debating Team

On November 12 the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire organized, in conjunction with Bromsgrove Rotary Club, the Michael Holt debate at Droitwich Golf Club which is held between two local Schools, Bromsgrove School and North Bromsgrove High School. As usual, it was a very keenly fought contest but with Bromsgrove School being declared the winners debating  “This house believes that the United States of America has lost its lead as a world power”.

Philippines Disaster Collection

Philippines Disaster

On November 24 the North Worcestershire Rotary club organised a collection on Bromsgrove’s High Street in support of the Philippines Aid Appeal following Typhoon Haiyan. We raised just under £450 during the day. Together with other club funds and donations, the club has donated a total of £827 to both Shelterbox and the Rotary Disaster Appeal Fund. The club has a close relationship with Philippines having previously funded and managed a project to examine the eyesight and provide glasses for 2,700 children and elderly Filipinos.

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Droitwich Golf and Country Club, Westford House, Ford Lane, Droitwich WR9 0BQ at 19:15 on Tuesday.

Note: Tel: 01905 770129 / 774344.