During the Christmas Period 2018, the Rotary Club of Wortley carried out the following:-
- provided Santa at Fox Valley.
- covered some Santa duties at Wentworth Garden Centre.
- visited a number of Care Home in the area to sing carols to the residents, including Denby Dale (where one of our Honorary members resides).
- visited Woolley Wood School (small primary special school for children with severe and complex learning difficulties and disabilities) to hand out goodies.
- carried out Santa Sleigh Runs in the Don Valley (Stocksbridge -> Wharncliffe Side -> Worrall -> Wisewood -> Oughtibridge -> Stocksbridge) -December 20th
and: Wortley -> High Green -> Chapeltown -> Grenoside -> Ecclesfield -> Chapeltown -> Thorpe Hesley on Christmas Eve.
All the events combined raised just over £3,000 – some has already benefitted Stocksbridge Park Steels Defibrillator fund as already reported in Look Local.:-
Fundraising Event – https://issuu.com/looklocalnewspaper/docs/issuu_1042/15
Cheque Presentation:- https://issuu.com/looklocalnewspaper/docs/issuu_1045/5
We have also been involved in a joint project with Ecclesfield Parish Council to provide Defibrillators around the local area as also reported in the Look Local paper:- https://issuu.com/looklocalnewspaper/docs/issuu_1049/6
Thanks to all who volunteered to man the events, and to all who turned out to support them and visit Santa or contribute to the bucket collections.
We welcomed DG Cheryle Berry to our club meeting on February 25th this year to talk to to us about Kerala and “Prepare to save a Life”, before helping our President Steve Knight to present a cheque for £2,500 to Abbie Pervin from The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity – This was the biggest beneficiary from last year’s Vintage and Classic Car Rally.
Left to right: DG Cheryle Berry, Abbey Pervin from The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, and Wortley President Steve Knight
Wortley Hall is again host for the Rotary Club of Wortley Vintage Vehicle Rally
Being held on 8th July 2018 from 12 noon, the rally will feature displays from the Jaguar Owners Club and the Ford Owners Club as well as activities for all the family.
Entrance is £4 for adults, £1 for children and £10 for a family (2+3)
Proceeds raised in aid of the The Children’s Hospital Charity and other local charities.
Posted in: Events, Wortley
On April 14th, members of RC of Wortley conducted a litter pick on and around a slip road to the Stocksbridge Bypass near to Wortley Village.
This area was chosen after President Trevor has noticed that there was a huge amount of rubbish building up on the verge so that it was becoming very difficult to actually see the grass.
After bringing the issue up at a club meeting, the club arranged to do a “litter pick”.
In two hours, they collected 14 bags or rubbish, and received support from people driving past (thumbs up and shouts of “Well Done” etc).
The effort was reported in local media with a headline of ‘Rotary Club clean up on Bypass’ – a good example of Rotary in Action.
Wortley Rotary have teamed up with Ecclesfield Parish Council in committing £5,000 to install at least 6 defibrillators in the Parish Council area. The first 2 have been installed and are up and running (at the Council Offices and Grenoside Community Centre) with others to follow. President Trevor said “The Rotary Club of Wortley is delighted to join with the Parish Council to support this very worthwhile scheme. All our money is raised locally, and it is fitting that we support local initiatives such as this”.
As part of this fundraising project, the majority of the funds raised at the club’s recent Millionaires Night on January 20th at Grenoside Community Centre, were committed to the defibrilator cause. 200 people attended this event, and a total of just over £2,300 was raised.
The Rotary Club of Wortley will be holding it’s 20th anniversary Classic and Vintage Car Show on Sunday 2nd July at the Wortley Hall Hotel, Sheffield.
Over 100 vehicles will be on show in the beautiful grounds of the estate together with craft and charity stalls and lots for the children to do. A strollling jazz band will entertain and, subject to weather there will be a fly past of a 1940’s Tiger Moth.
The event opens to the public at 12 noon with admission charged at £4 per adult and £1 for children. Late entries to the show will be accepted up to 11.30 on the day.
Proceeds from the event will go to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and other local charities.
Booking form for exhibits
The Rotary Club of Wortley held their 19th Vintage Vehicle Rally at Wortley Hall on Sunday 3rd, July. There were Vintage Cars, Motorbikes, Lorries on display as well as entertainment for all the family. The Event raised £4,000 for local charities.