Tough Mudder

msa_trust_logo_onlineRotarian Tim Wildgust, from the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest and his Team of family members are hoping to raise money by competing in the “Tough Mudder” Event for The MSA Trust . As you may know, fellow Rotarian from Sherwood Forest, Mike Herbert is suffering from this neurological disorder. This little known affliction affects the brain causing progressive limitation of muscle movement and co-ordination and is a life shortening condition.

The Team will be competing in this event in July 2014, at Boughton House Kettering.

Here is what the Event Overview says

“Home to thousands of acres of the UK’s thickest woodlands, Boughton House’s log obstacles are some of the world’s most brutal. Be warned: upon conquering the forest, you’ll hardly be out of the woods. This Tough Mudder features tons of natural water obstacles and elevation changes are sure to leave you in pain.”

The web site says it all… (

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 12 mile-long obstacle courses designed by the Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Look at the website to be amazed !

Tim is no stranger to “Hard” Events having completed the Three Peaks and other challenges over the last few years.

He is happy to come and talk to the club about this event, before – or after (if he survives !)

Please publicise  at your club and give generously at, or send donations to Tim Wildgust, c/o Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest, 93 High Street, Collingham, Notts NG23 7NG.

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A Garden Extravaganza


invites you to



Tannery House

(between the Outdoor Shop and Ward’s Shoes)


Friday 27 June 2014

7.30 – 10.30pm


We promise you

a savoury platter, strawberries and cream and a glass of wine,

music by members of  Cressbrook’s excellent Brass Band

and an entertaining Auction of Promises

by the lively ‘Antiques Roadshow’ auctioneer CHARLES HANSON


All this for £10 only


All proceeds for this event are for the local charities and youth projects supported by the Rotary Club of Bakewell


Admission is by ticket only available from

 Joyce Buxton                 – 01298 872636

Kathryn Heath (Opticians)   – 01629 812156

or any Bakewell Rotarian

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Eckington Charity Classic Car and Bike Show

Eckington Charity Classic Car and Bike Show

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.

2013 winner as voted by the exhibitors, Colin Payne of Mansfield Woodhouse with his superb 1963 2.2 litre Triumph TR4, being presented with his trophy by 2013 rotary president Jim Haggarty

2013 winner as voted by the exhibitors, Colin Payne of Mansfield Woodhouse with his superb 1963 2.2 litre Triumph TR4, being presented with his trophy by 2013 rotary president Jim Haggarty

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International Dinner and Project Fair

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.

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St Georges Day Celebration – Wednesday 23 April 2014

St Georges Day Celebration – Wednesday 23 April 2014

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.”

St Georges Day 2014

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



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Carsington Walk for Polio

Carsington Walk for Polio




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:

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.

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