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Weston Rotary Club’s Christmas Fayre

Weston Rotarian Celebrates 50 years Membership

John Moore receives a message from the RI President and a Framed Certificate from the RIBI President marking 50 years membership of Rotary from Club President Peter Castell.

Hurricane Dorian – The Bahamas

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We have established contact with Humanity First, an NGO well known to us ,who are on the ground in The Bahamas and who need our boxes.  We have stock to go and have also been in touch with Aquabox who have offered additional boxes from their stock. 

We  are trying to find a sensible price flight [ BA, the only UK carrier going into Nassau   are quoting £197 per box which is 4/5 times the normal rate]

In the meantime we need funds to replace the stock earmarked for the Bahamas so please donate  as follows.

CAF Bank, West Malling, Kent, England Sort Code 40-52-40

Account: Worldwaterworks Ltd A/C No: 00020591

Donations from outside Great Britain should include:
IBAN: GB16CAFB40524000020591 

or via Big Give

through our website   http://www.watersurvivalbox.org/donate/index.html

Invitation to Dinner from Langport and Somerton Club

Frome Town members paddle down the River Wye

On Sunday 1st September eight intrepid members of Frome Town Rotary took part in the Monmouth Raft Race organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth.

Having built a raft, The Lady Dot named after Dot Cretney, they had to paddle 6 miles along the Wye river with 70 other rafts.  As with everything Frome Town Rotary does, great fun was had. The raft completed the race despite a couple of groundings, rapids and some large rocks to avoid.

Frome Town Rotary came 5th overall, third in the mixed team category and won the award for the fastest Rotary Team. We understand that regular winners Stonehouse Rotary were a bit miffed as they could only manage 12th. Full credit to Monmouth Rotary as it was a very enjoyable and very well organised event that raised considerable funds for the St David’s Hospice and other local charities.

Frome Town Rotary receiving their presentation, from left to right –
Leslie McGregor,  Becky Bird, Karl Waldeck – President of Frome Town Rotary, Gregg Bird, Terry Ing – President of Monmouth Rotary, Liz Sinkins, Gordon Lund, Andy McGregor, Gary Sinkins

Report by Andrew Lee.

The 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge

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Once again we have applied for the Christmas Challenge where donations may be doubled or more.

At this stage we have agreed to seek pledges of £10000 and if we are successful in getting to the next stage we will be able to double that with matched funding.

Firstly however we need to accumulate £10000 in pledges by the end of  August. We will learn if we have been successful by October.

Pledges can be made here only

 https://www.thebiggive.org.uk/s/pledge?campaignId=a051r00001IrE5AAAV    

but will not be called upon until January if we are successful.

Please share this with contacts and friends to help Water Survival Box continue its good work.

We look forward to your support

Tony Quinn

Chairman

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Fund Raising for the Imagine Rotary Holiday

Continuing the success Devizes Rotary have had in providing the hot food for the Imagine Cruising team over the past 3 years, last Saturday we did the same again at a party hosted at Craig and Vicki Collingwood’s house. The theme of the meal this year was Tex Mex, and we were delighted that their two sons, George & particularly Edward, were there to lend a helping hand setting up the equipment and preparing the food. Thanks a lot fellas!

The money raised at the event will be put towards a week’s holiday next year for a deserving family at the Rotary bungalow in New Milton. In recognition of this, we’ll be naming it the Imagine Rotary Holiday. Thanks again to all the crew at Imagine Cruising for helping to make this happen.

For more ‘photos click HERE to take a look at the Devizes Rotary Blog site.

Mendip Male Voice Choir

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£3,000 raised for charity by Devizes Rotary at the 2019 Devizes Beer Festival

The 20th Devizes CAMRA Beer Festival took part on Saturday 6th July, and once again Devizes Rotary were invited to provide hot food for the hungry festival goers. Over 20 Rotarians and friends were joined by members of Devizes Lions to serve over 500 burgers, 800 sausages, and four huge pans of chilli. Veggie burgers and a vegan chilli were also on offer, and this year plastic cutlery and polystyrene containers were replaced by recyclable and sustainable alternatives.

A great day was had by all, and we are delighted to say that our efforts raised just under £3,000 local charities.

Devizes Community Area Health & Well Being Day hosted by Devizes Rotary

62 organisations, offering everything from fitness fun to advice on how to keep your home more secure, were out in force in Devizes on Saturday 14th June. The Devizes Community Area Health and Well Being Day, organised by Devizes Rotary with support from the Devizes Area Board, brought together a wide range of activities. Many of them were aimed at older people but there was also plenty on offer for younger people who were drawn to The Green despite severe showers throughout the morning.

Before the event opened refreshments were made available to the exhibitors and demonstrators by volunteers from WCIL and St James’ Church, then Devizes Rotary took over providing a great mixture of hot food and drinks. All the profits raised have been donated to 3 local charities, namely the Devizes Monday Club, Market Lavington Tuesday Club and Bromham & Rowde Tuesday Club.

For more information and pictures from the event go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/health-well-being-day/

 

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