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.
Music in the Gardens gives 100% of the event’s profits to charity. Each year, six main charities are selected from applications to receive a split of 50% of the profits plus the income derived from nightly bucket collection and programme sales. The remainder is donated in various directions. In 2018 Music in the Gardens distributed £58,000 both directly to charities and in-directly through “rewards” to Rotary Clubs for helping organise Music in the Gardens conditional that the money is allocated to charities. The “trickle-down” effect of where the money raised by Music in the Gardens ends up is impressive.
2018’s Main Beneficiaries
- Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
- W.O.R.K. (Worthwhile Occupational & Creational Krafts)
- Huntingdon’s Disease Association
- Weston Park Cancer Charity
- Lighthouse Homes (Rotherham)
Other direct supported charities:
- Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust
- Rotary International Foundation
- Music in the Gardens Charity (working capital for 2019)
Distribution via Rotary Clubs:
Abbeydale Rotary Club:
- Education Project – Albania
Eckington Rotary Club:
- Blue Bell Wood
- The Penguin Club
- Eckington Town Team
Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club:
- Start a Heart 24:7
- Maples Cancer Care
- Headway Rotherham
- Shiloh Rotherham
Sheffield Rotary Club:
- Edale & Woodhead Mountain Rescue
- Sheffield Disadvantaged Children’s Holiday Charity
- Basket Ball Initiative for Disadvantaged Teens
Wortley Rotary Club:
- Rotary District 1220 Sand Dams Project
- Ghana Outlook
- Support Dogs – Sheffield
- Cavendish Cancer Care
- Prostate Cancer UK
In addition Music in the Gardens supports The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, The Unite the Union Brass Band and many local suppliers of equipment and services for printing, design, hire, catering and security.
Join us for this year’s event 5th – 7th July.
Details at www.musicinthegardens.co.uk
More recruitment of new members for the expanding Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, which continues to attract busy younger professionals in the town wanting to do their bit for the local community. The latest to be inducted into the worldwide Rotary movement, by Chesterfield Rotary president Barry Thompson, are IT company director, Andrew Thompson, and insurance advisor, Phil Coates, and he was assisted by Satellite Club chairman Peter Blant.
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield is delighted to support the ‘Three Bedded Bays Project’ at Ashgate Hospicecare, a £750k major upgrade of the in-patient bays to provide a more flexible, cost effective, pleasant environment. This donation of £2,750 is from part of the proceeds of Chesterfield Rotary’s 2018 Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show held at Renishaw Hall.
The final of the Chesterfield Public Speaking Competition for local secondary schools was held on Friday 18 January 2019 and organised by Chesterfield Rotary for the 53rd consecutive year.
The winner, in a high-quality competition, was Iona Blair from St Mary’s Catholic High School, with her political talk on ‘What’s the point of public demonstrations’.
Runners-up were, Megan Trevis from Hasland Hall Community School, Abigail Maycook from Whittington Green School, and Leo Andrews also from St Marys. Organiser was rotarian Paul Davies, secretary of the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, who congratulated all the finalists on their excellent talks.
WIN A DEFIBRILLATOR FOR YOUR COMMUNITY !!
Please let DG Cheryle know by Feb 14th how many of your Club Members have done the Free Online Life Saving Skills Course.
The Club with the highest Percentage of Club Members completed will win a Defibrillator for their Community.
The Course is Free and only takes about 40 Mins to complete. You can even do it in Stages of 10 Mins.
Just go onto the following Website www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared.
Together we can “Be the Inspiration” to Save Lives.
Tell you Families, Friends, Schools and Community Groups and encourage them to do the Course.
District Conference for 2018 is now over. DG Cheryle writes;
Thank you all so much for helping to make our District Conference such an enjoyable and inspirational Time together. Martyn Bye and the whole of the Conference Team worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to provide Inspirational Speakers, an Informative Showcase and Vibrant Entertainment. I really appreciate the great effort you had all made to be there.
Our Theme was “The Family of Rotary ” where we work together to make a better World. I do hope that you have returned to your Clubs ,having enjoyed Fun and Fellowship together , with a renewed enthusiasm to help our Local and International Communities.
Well done Everyone !!
“Be the Inspiration”
If you attended this year can you please complete the survey at the following link? https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/75YCYF9
To see some pictures of this year’s conference please see the link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/AhXCEjD3ATkDzq997
Hopefully you will be attending next year, and you can see what we have planned so far at: www.1220conference.co.uk
Thousands of pounds has been raised for local charities after the crowds really turned out in the summer sunshine for the area’s biggest Classic Car & Bike Show held at Rectory Fields, Ashover on Sunday 22 July 2018. With hundreds of cars and bikes from all eras on show, the event organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross, and Matlock, is being considered to be ‘best yet’.
Winner of ‘Best Car’ was John Gregory of Kilburn, near Derby, for his 1962 Austin Healey 3000. Trophy presented by Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary president Ron Enock.
Winner of ‘Best Bike’ was Jess Bamford of Codnor with his very rare 1929 Indian 4 1260cc American motor bike. Trophy presented by Chesterfield Rotary president Barry Thompson.
Hundreds of enthusiasts from across the region turned out for this year’s Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show held in perfect weather at Renishaw Hall on Wednesday 13 June 2018. The event is expected to have raised a few more thousands which will be shared by four key local charities – Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and Weston Park Cancer Charity. Winner of best car was Stephen Ashton from Ecclesfield, with his 1962 C1 Corvette V8. Also, congratulations to Jon Lambley from Alfreton, winner of best bike at the show with his 1949 Vincent Series ‘B’ 1000cc Rapide.
The winners were presented with their awards by Chesterfield Rotary president Peter Barr.
Next motoring event is the Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show being organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross, and Matlock at Rectory Fields, Ashover, on Sunday 22 July 2018 (10.00am to 4.00pm).