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Carsington Walk for Polio

Carsington Walk for Polio

HELP ERADICATE POLIO WORLDWIDE

JOIN US ON A WALK ROUND CARSINGTON WATER ON

SUNDAY 27th APRIL

The Rotary Club of Wirksworth is organising this event for the eighth year and, with the help of our friends and supporters, are hoping it will be the most successful yet.

It’s a seven and a half mile walk around Carsington Water, starting at the Visitor Centre between 9.30 and 10.30 am.  After 6 miles there’s a service point where water is available and transport back to the Visitor Centre for any who find the full circuit a bit too much.

It’s an opportunity for walkers to have a leisurely walk and enjoy the wonderful views, wild flowers and wildlife at their best in late April.  There’s an information sheet for all walkers identifying points of interest to look out for during the walk.

This is a family event so bring your children who will be presented with a medal when they complete the walk.  The weather has varied from lovely and sunny to wintry in past years but walkers have always enjoyed themselves.

We hope this year’s, weather will be marvellous so please make a note of the date and come along to support us and help raise much needed money for this important charity.

You can just turn up on the day and make a donation but we hope that you will get friends, family and neighbours to sponsor you.

Ring 01629 56305 for a sponsorship form or print a copy from our web site at: www.wirksworthrotary.org

Money raised by the walk this year will go to Polio Plus and any money raised by Rotary Clubs taking part can be treated as their own contribution to this fund provided they let us know how much has been raised so we can assess the success of the event.

Image of Carsington Water by http://beyondxthexeyes.deviantart.com/art/Carsington-Water-290769170 Used with restrictions under Creative Commons rights

 

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Rotary Club of Wirksworth Present a concert by Albion

Rotary Club of Wirksworth Present a concert by Albion

This acclaimed young choir sing “the music of these islands” exploring the rich singing heritage of Britain and Ireland, performed in new settings that make us hear these songs afresh.

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www.albionchoir.org.uk

On Saturday 29th March at 7:30 in St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth

Tickets (which include an interval wine or soft drink) are

£8 for adults and £5 for children from

Cromford Post Office, Tradelinks and Scrumdiddlyumptious in Wirksworth or by ringing 01629 56305

All monies raised go to Rainbows Childrens Hospice

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Action4Asia charity cyclists raising funds and awareness for Aquabox

Action4Asia charity cyclists raising funds and awareness for Aquabox

Rotarians in Wirksworth, the Aquabox mother-club, are giving their full support and practical help to two Peak District men undertaking a gruelling New Year Challenge.

Long-distance cyclists David Cook and Paul Cave have embarked on the most challenging expedition of their lives, a 9000 mile gruelling charity ride through nine countries in South East Asia, to highlight the plight of some of the world’s poorest people and the efforts being made by international aid agencies to improve their quality of life.

Both recent Honours graduates, the pair met while studying at Sheffield University.The expedition will take the team from Singapore to Mumbai though Malaysia. Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and India.

“It is going to be a tremendous challenge but we have been planning this expedition for some time and are confident we shall succeed,” said Dave who, with Paul, has already undertaken long-distance charity rides in the UK, Europe and Australia.

Primary objective of the expedition is to document, on film and in the social media, life in the countries through which they travel and the work being undertaken by international aid agencies to improve the lot of local people, many of whom eke out a miserable living in the most basic of conditions.

A secondary aim is to raise funds for UNICEF and the Rotary Club of Wirksworth’s internationally-acclaimed Aquabox project which provides clean water for communities affected by man-made or natural disasters.

“The expedition will give us a unique opportunity to raise money for Aquabox and help to promote positively the work of some charities whose humanitarian activities often go unnoticed,” said Dave.

Cyclists for Action 4 Asia

Former Lady Manners School student Dave is the only team member who will ride the entire route. With him and Paul on the expedition as drivers and support specialists are Sheffield creative media student Joseph O-Connor from Norton College in Sheffield who will co-ordinate film production, Herefordshire marathon runner and rower Chris Jones, and Arja Grenager Soermo from Lagesund in Norway who will also act as media communications officer.

The team have now arrived in Singapore where it collected its support vehicle and other vital equipment, before the expedition proper sets off later in January.

Though the major costs of the expedition are being funded by individual team members and specialist supporters, the group will have the backing of Rotary International throughout the ride.

Follow the team – and make a donation at www.action4asia.org

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Carsington Circle Charity Walk

Carsington Circle  Charity Walk

The Rotary Club of Wirksworth

are organising

“Carsington Circle”

Charity Walk

On Sunday 28th April 2013

All proceeds will go to

CANCER RESEARCH U.K.

Come along and enjoy this beautiful 7.5 mile walk around Carsington Water at a wonderful time of year, and help raise money for this deserving cause.

Walkers leave the Visitor Centre between 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. Concessionary parking rates apply.

For sponsorship forms or more information ring 01629 56305 or print a copy from our web site at: www.wirksworthrotary.org

Or just come along on the day and make a donation.

Further details are available from the Club’s website

 

 

Image of Carsington Water by http://beyondxthexeyes.deviantart.com/art/Carsington-Water-290769170 Used with restrictions under Creative Commons rights

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