“Congratulations to Glastonbury and Street………….at the 8 month stage in the year your club is by far the biggest supporter of Polio plus anywhere in GB+I. Stand tall G+S because that is a magnificent effort.” DG Bob Acland
February figures published by Rotary GBI show that contributions to Polio Plus are lower this year to date than in February in 2015. Despite these indicators some clubs have had great success with their fund raising efforts and are to be congratulated also many clubs have contributed far in excess of the $1.500 goal. Top of the list this year to date is the Rotary Club of Glasonbury & Street who have contributed $11,846 in the current Rotary year.
On advising the club of their success, club President Paul Lambert was quick to point out that
“The vast majority of the funds contributed were raised at an event starring Mary Berry, this was set up by her younger brother William who is a member of our club. Emma Britten of BBC radio Somerset, who did a superb job of hosting the proceedings, and Bridgwater college generously provided the venue. Everyone involved in the event gave their time for free. The Rotary Club of Bridgwater helped us out by organising the parking.”
Eight teams of Year 10 BTEC students from Somervale School, Midsomer Norton entered the Big Pitch Competition sponsored by the Rotary Club of Somer Valley. Over the past six months the teams presented their business ideas to a panel which then decided to award them a loan, funded by the club, to set up their own mini-business. The three short-listed teams went into the finals held at the Centurion Hotel, Midsomer Norton on Tuesday 2 February. The finalist presented their business plans to an audience of club members, guests and parents who voted for the team they thought was the best.
The winning team of Amy Chapman, Shayla Hopson and Laura Snook received a cheque for £100. Their Bath Bomb Blitz business saw them selling home-made bath bombs to fellow students and teachers and to wider community at a Christmas events. As it was the festive season they created their own packaging specifically to appeal to Christmas shoppers.
Phil Edmonds, Chairman of the club’s Youth Committee praised all the entrants for their hard work and ingenuity, as did Mark Kenny, Somervale’s Deputy Head.
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