Warminster Rotary Club Charity Golf Day Friday 15th September 2017
West Wilts Golf Club, Warminster
The Rotary Club of Chippenham Wiltshire Vale has donated £500 to Wellboring, a Wiltshire based charity that has provided a clean water supply for over 20 schools in rural Kenya, mainly in Kisumu County. The charity has the aim of helping 100 schools by 2020, transforming the lives of 100,000 people.
They started from a leadership perspective and set up “Water Workshops” with the leaders of local schools who had or were getting a well, supporting those who desperately needed a clean water supply. The schools are encouraged to share water with local farmers and neighbours.
Sickness in schools falls from 20% to 2 % with diseases like cholera and typhoid disappearing from the area. Children spend more time learning instead of fetching water from often polluted rivers.
Schools are targeted by Wellboring because in most rural communities the school is the only public building and children are particularly susceptible to water born diseases.
The cost for each water pump plus drilling is £4,000 and the well should last for decades.
For further information contact Nigel Linacre, Chair Wellboring at email@example.com
The Rotary Club of Chippenham are hosting a Pimm’s Tea Garden Party in aid of Wellboring. Venue: Home Farmhouse Kington St Michael, 3.30-5.30pm Sat 8th July £12 per person
Firstly we sold burgers and hot dogs (even hotter given the scotching weather we had!) which went down a treat, and secondly the kids had a lot of fun playing the with the Devizes Rotary Rotathalon Games.
To see some ‘photos from the day, plus some lovely feedback from Rachel Lambert, the school’s Business manager. and Ingrid Sidmouth, the school’s Headteacher click HERE.
Seeing the smiley faces on everyone involved was a delight … 🙂
The Devizes Rotary SuperChoir 2017 concert will take place on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at Dauntsey’s School. Pupils from Soutbroom St James Academy, St Nicholas VC Primary School, The Trinity CE Primary School, Wansdyke School and Woodborough CofE School will sing together on the main stage between 18:30 and 20:30, and once again all participating schools will receive a Devizes Rotary SuperChoir banner and plaque, plus each member of the choir will receive a special commemorative t-shirt to be worn during the performance.
Simon May, one of the foremost TV and entertainment composers in the UK and best known for his Eastenders theme tune, will once again be there helping out, as will Carole Berry our Artistic Director, who will conduct the choir as they sing over a dozen popular songs including Rolling in the Deep by Adele and Sing by Gary Barlow.
Cliff Evans, President of Devizes Rotary said: “I’d like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the 2017 Event, particularly the teachers at the schools who have been working hard with their choirs since January. SuperChoir is a fantastic opportunity for pupils from across the Devizes area to share in the excitement of singing in one large choir. It’s also a great treat for the audience, so please come and join us on 12th July at 18:30 at Dauntsey’s School.”
Tickets are £5.25 each and can be obtained from http://www.superchoir.com/2017-tickets or from Devizes Books.
Help us celebrate our Youth Competition Winners at our annual District 1200 Showcase at Taunton on
1st July 2017.
This event brings together all the hard work done by clubs, schools and the youth of our district, in a celebration of their achievements in this Rotary year. All welcome at Rivergate House, Blackbrook Park, Taunton to join in the celebration starting at 10am.