Archive for Events
Once again the weather was kind to us, in fact with the lack of recent rain the fields were quite hard under hoof but the horses appeared to have no problems. As usual the local farmers deserve a big thank you for letting us form a ride through an area not usually available to the public.
In all 222 horses rode the course of which 64 entered on the day and we were pleased to have 72 marshals which contributed to the smooth running of the event. £148 was collected in buckets at the car park and £130 came from sales at the Beer tent.
All proceeds, £8,000 in total, will go to the Children’s and Derbyshire Air Ambulance split 50/50.
Local charities are once again set to benefit when hundreds of classic cars and bikes turn up at the picturesque Ashover Show Ground, near Chesterfield, for an all-day rally, which could raise thousands of pounds for local charities.
Believed to be the East Midlands’ best Classic Car & Bike Show of the year runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 27 July 2014, and will be attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and is expected to include classic cars, bikes and scooters from all eras.
Organised jointly for the fourth year running by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock, there will be attractions for all the family, with a variety of refreshment stands and licensed bars. There is also musical entertainment and displays in the main event arena, kids’ rides, and a large side show with Autojumble and an Arts and Craft Fair.
Entry for exhibitors is £5 per classic car/bike to include two adults. Public car parking is free, admission: £5 per person (under 12s go free, but must be accompanied by an adult).
The Ashover Show Ground is located at Rectory Fields, Milken Lane, Ashover, S45 0BA.
The main sponsor of this charity event is Autoworld, one of the leading New and Used Car dealerships in Derbyshire and the Midlands. Other sponsors include:- CMC Motorcycles, PCS Motor Factors, Noble Motorsport, BRM Solicitors, Castle Graphics, Stuart Bradley Jewellers.
For more details of this great day out for all the family go to www.ashoverclassics.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Rotarians enjoyed Rob Caskie’s talk on The Anglo-Zulu Wars last year and he is returning in October to Long Eaton. This time he will enthral us with stories about the intrepid explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton and their contrasting but heroic attempts to reach the South Pole.
The talk will take place on Thursday 16th October 2014 at The Chatsworth Arts Centre in Long Eaton, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50 and all profits go to End Polio Now.
As tickets sold out well ahead of last year’s event, anyone interested in hearing Rob on his brief visit to the UK should contact Paul Burrows as soon as possible on 07539 228682 or via email at email@example.com
Local charities are set to benefit from the ever popular Classic Car and Bike Show which will be held once again at Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield (S21 3WB), on Wednesday 11 June 2014.
Hundreds of classic cars and bikes are expected for this annual rally which raises thousands of pounds for local charities. The event, which will be open from 3.00pm until 8.00pm, is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and includes classic cars and bikes from all eras.
Organised each year by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield the three local charities to benefit once again will be Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice.
Main organiser, Stuart Bradley of Stuart Bradley Ltd Jewellers, said: “Renishaw Hall is the perfect venue for this charitable event which we have run successfully for several years now in support of these important local charities.”
There will be musical entertainment from Direction Theatre Arts, variety of stalls and amusements, plus refreshments and bar will also be available. Admission is £5 a vehicle. For more information please contact main organiser Stuart Bradley on 01246 222777.
The main sponsor of this charity event is Autoworld, one of the leading New and Used Car dealerships in Derbyshire and the Midlands. Other sponsors include:- CMC Motorcycles, PCS Motor Factors, Noble Motorsport, BRM Solicitors, Stuart Bradley Jewellers.
The date has also been released for this summer’s annual charity Ashover Classic Car and Bike Show which will be held once again at Rectory Fields, Ashover on Sunday 27 July from 10.00am.
The Incoming and outgoing District International team are organising an International Dinner and Project Fair on Wednesday 4th June at the Mansfield Civic Centre. This is an opportunity to see International Project Stands and hear speakers from Mary’s Meals and Lend with Care. Please support this evening of fellowship and information.
Rotary Clubs in the Chesterfield area are set to celebrate St Georges Day with a special dinner in honour of England’s patron saint.
This social event is being held at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium on St Georges Day itself, which is Wednesday 23 April 2014, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
A traditional English meal of soup, roast beef, apple pie, cheeseboard of English cheeses, and coffee, also includes the historic ‘Ceremony of the Roast Beef’, which dates back to medieval times. As well as the toast to England and St George, there will also be an Englishness table quiz, mystery entertainment, and a good old singalong of English anthems.
Rotarians, their partners, friends, and Inner Wheel members, from ten local Rotary Clubs in North Derbyshire are joining together in this national day of celebration for our great country – England.
Lead organiser, past-president Geoff Mitchell of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, said: “The Irish, the Scots, and the Welsh quite rightly all have their own national celebrations but for some reason the English seem a bit reticent about celebrating Englishness.”
He continued: “This year we are doing our bit to ‘raise the flag’ and hope that others will join in with their own national celebrations that could even extend the patriotic spirit through into the summer in support of the England footballers at the World Cup in Brazil.”
Tickets for the Rotary event cost £25 per head – dress is lounge suits. An allocation of tickets has been set aside for non-rotarians who are very welcome to attend – contact Geoff Mitchell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
Nomination Forms are now out and available to clubs wishing to nominate performers for this year’s Gala Concert to be held once again at the Assembly Rooms Derby on Sunday May 11th @ 19.00
To be assured once again of a ‘bumper crop’ of entries, all clubs especially those who’ve not previously participated are urged to contact their schools and music tutors to identify nominations. Closing date is April 6th 2014. To learn more about the event, and download your nomination form and participate, follow the link below.