Berties Big Band Crewkerne CANCELLED

CANCELLED – Berties Big Band Concert – Saturday 25 March.

It is with regret that we are cancelling the concert on 25 March.
Anyone who has purchased tickets from Grand Interiors in the George Precinct in Crewkerne can obtain a refund by returning the tickets to them.
Thank you to Grand Interiors and to those of you who bought tickets.  Hopefully we can reschedule the concert at a later date.

Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal

The Water Survival Box charity, founded by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge, is already in touch with three Turkish and Syrian in-country teams of international non-Government partners. Last week, CEO Ravi Singh and a team from Khalsa Aid International reached the disaster area in Turkey and confirmed the urgent need for the Water Survival Boxes (WSBs) that are provided across the world to areas suffering from the aftermath of disasters.  The need for clean water solutions has already been established and the WSB trustees aim to provide at least one thousand of their standard WSBs in the coming weeks. Each box is designed to provide essential survival items for a family of five and includes vital tools to convert contaminated water into safe drinking water.

Packing  – Brue Valley Rotary Club    Voice Over  –  Hugo Pike OBE

A consignment of two hundred boxes left the warehouse on Westfield Industrial Estate on Wednesday, 15th February for the British Airways cargo depot, ready for a direct flight from Heathrow to Turkey on Thursday. These boxes will provide for at least one thousand survivors and help them begin to rebuild their shattered lives.

The first consignment of 200 boxes have now arrived in Turkey.

45 Marathons in 45 days, 6th April to 23rd May 2023

Raising Funds for The Rotary Foundation and the Hidden Needs Trust

This mammoth Fundraiser is being undertaken by Rachel Goodfellow, President of Rotary in Sherborne, to raise funds for these two charities which she cares passionately about.  During the 45 days Rachel will cover 1,591.44 miles averaging 26.6 miles per day.

“I am running/walking 45 marathons in 45 days across our Rotary District 1200 from Chippenham to Bath, down to Lyme Regis, across to Bridport,
Weymouth, and Portland, and up to Frome”

The route is shown on the Hidden Needs Trust web site and progress tracked each day with the route and mileage, together with details of the fundraisers going on each day.

For insurance reasons it is not possible for others to run with Rachel, but runners/walkers are welcome to be there at the start and finish, and are welcome to join in the daily fundraising activities.  Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and others are invited to organise fund raisers along the route of this mammoth challenge.

Right now Rachel is looking for sponsors.

Sponsors will gets full promotion on the HNT and Rotary Websites, and throughout the challenge, with “particular emphasis on the days that I am running through their area”. The run will be heavily promoted on social media platforms, and though other marketing/media areas, and so why not get your name up there as a supporter?  “Do get in contact asap so that I can support you by having your logo on my running vests”.

  1. Daily Sponsors
        • 1 x Day of Sponsorship…£200
        • 2 x Days of Sponsorship…£150
        • Sports clothing …20 pairs of high quality running socks, wet weather running gear, sports watch, and 3 x pairs of specialist running shoes.
        • High Energy Drinks x 45, 1 per day to be taken pre running
  • 2.  One HEADLINE SPONSOR who is willing to start the fundraising off with a Financial Donation of £5,000+

3.  MARKETING and MEDIA Support…any help with this would be greatly
received contacting newspapers and other forms of media will be of huge help, as will be spreading the word about the challenge wherever you can.

“I am the sole organizer of this challenge and fundraising event in addition to training for the challenge, supporting my children, teaching up until Easter, HNT work supporting families with additional needs young people, and Rotary work as President and Secretary of The Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles means that spare time is limited!!”

To find out more and offer help to Rachel please go to the Hidden Needs Trust web site.

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