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Thankyou for attending conference

Thankyou for attending conference

As District Governor 2013/2014 I would like to thank all delegates who attended this District’s 42nd Annual Conference. From the feed-back we have had from you it seems it was a great success with the quality of the speakers, the clean comedian John Evans, wonderful entertainment from the violinist Kate Chruscicka, the fantastic stage show “That’ll Be The Day”, and of course our special guest at the lunch on Saturday the Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

We did promise you it would be sunny in Scarborough for Conference and although it was not as hot as two years ago at least it was dry and considering the awful storms we have had since, we were very lucky with the weather.

We reintroduced the Saturday afternoon breakout sessions including a Chocolatier for our partners, and tried something new such as finishing on Sunday with that outstanding entertainer Richard Digance.

I mentioned a couple of items in the Conference Registration Form many months ago that I would like to share with you again. First of all, as Rotarians you work hard for others throughout the year; you deserve a relaxing break. From the feedback you benefitted from being revitalised and inspired. I am sure that this Conference’s content will continue to inspire you over the next year. Secondly, this year’s Conference theme was “Together WE WILL Achieve”. I firmly believe working together we can, nay will, achieve so much more. Continue and expand the tremendous work you already do both in your local communities and also overseas. Rotary needs us all to build the future foundations of our wonderful organisation, let’s do it together!

Thank you once again for the support you gave me at Conference, the BUZZ and energy from you, the Audience, enabled all those performers ‘on stage’ to raise their game, making a good Conference great!

Peter M.

Next year’s Conference will be held in Llandudno on 3rd – 5th October 2014

 

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Quiz Night and Buffet Supper

ROTARY CLUB OF BAKEWELL

are holding a Quiz night and buffet supper on Friday 15th November 2013

at the Medway Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1DY
7.00 for 7.30p.m.

Teams of four required @£24 per team
For further information please contact John Robinson on 01629 813407 or E mail: john@interasia.co.uk

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Swimathon Raises Over £2,000 For Kids With Cancer

Swimathon Raises Over £2,000 For Kids With Cancer

A Swimathon by a retired school-teacher has raised over £2,000 to help kids with cancer..

David Windle, aged 69 from Newbold, and a past president of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, has raised the money for the Chesterfield based charity Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK by swimming a marathon length 26 miles 385 yards.

His sponsored swim took place over the week 7-11 October 2013 when he swam 3,516 lengths of the pool at Ringwood Hall Hotel Health & Fitness Suite in a total time of 16 hours 56 minutes.

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David Windle being congratulated on his achievement by his wife Jenny Windle and Chesterfield Rotary Club president nominee Geoff Mitchell

David Windle said: “I am absolutely delighted that thanks to some wonderful support I have now exceeded my initial target and have so far raised £2,300 for the charity.”

Although Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK is currently organising one of the biggest fund-raising events to hit the town in September 2014, with the very first Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon, David Windle chose to make his fund-raising contribution by swimming a similar length instead of running.

David Windle explained: “I am stronger at swimming that running so decided to raise funds for the charity with a sponsored swim rather than a sponsored run and am really pleased to have completed the swim in a personal best time.”

He added: “I raised over £1,000 with a sponsored swim of a similar distance a few years ago in support of Rotary’s ongoing worldwide Polio Plus campaign, which aims to rid the world of polio, but despite being a few years older I was actually quicker this time round.”

David Windle explained that he felt compelled to help the charity in its efforts to support children and their families who have a variety of problems associated with cancer after hearing about the charity from founder Mike Hyman

Kids ’N’ Cancer UK is a charity designed to help children in the UK receive life-saving Proton Therapy treatment for their cancers and tumours. As some children diagnosed with cancer do not qualify in certain situations for funding by the NHS, the charity and its patrons assist families caught up in this sad situation of not meeting the criteria.

For more details about David Windle’s sponsored swim, and to make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/KidsNCancerSwim

 

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The Aquabox depot is bare

The Aquabox depot is bare

WE HAVE DESPATCHED 1900 BOX ‘GOLDS’ IN JUST 5 WEEKS. NOW THE DEPOT IS BARE….

Thanks to the efforts of our more local volunteers, and of our supporters from around the UK and the wider world, we have emptied the depot of Aquabox ‘Golds’.

Perhaps you saw Rtn Mike Tomlinson, Chair of Aquabox trustees, on a recent BBC tv East Midlands Today report on the work of the charity.

In the last week, another 500 have been despatched to the Lebanon for aid to refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict. (That a total of 1500 ‘Golds’ and 60 Community Filters now shipped to aid Syrian people, both in the refugee camps outside of Syria but also in the country itself.)

We have despatched this week 100 ‘Golds’ to the Cameroons, in partnership with CART – one of our long standing distribution partner organisations.

But, don’t worry – our volunteer packers and Family Filter assembly teams have already started to ‘build back’ our stock, ready for future humanitarian aid shipments, helped most recently by two youngsters who are volunteering at Aquabox as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award community service project.

And we need those boxes. We have requests for Aquaboxes for Rwanda, for Turkey, and we anticipate for those areas of India likely to be soon effected by the typhoon forecast to hit its eastern states.

Lots done. Lots to do. YOU can help by making a donation to Aquabox today. Please see our donation page on the aquabox.org website.

 

Related news item:  http://www.ribi.org/news/ribi-news/aquaboxes-head-to-lebanon

 

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Viva Las Vegas Ball

Viva Las Vegas Ball

The Rotary Club of Retford invite you to their

Viva Las Vegas Ball

In aid of Bassettlaw Hospice
and other Rotary Club of Retford Charities

Saturday 16th November 2013
Drinks reception 6:30pm
Dinner 7:30pm
Carriages: 1:00am

at

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor, DN22 8QS

Please see the attached leaflet for booking details

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Church Wilne Horse Ride raises over £6,000 for the Air Ambulance

Church Wilne Horse Ride raises over £6,000 for the Air Ambulance

RC Church Wilne’s  first Horse Ride was in 2005 and every year since we have seen a significant sum raised for our designated charity. This year the Air Ambulance was chosen and with over 200 riders and horses taking place, we managed a new record total for the event.

The Air Ambulance is always a very popular charity to support and many people gave extra donations on the day. As in previous years the course consists of bridleway, road and farmland not normally available to the public through scenic Locko Park, Dale Abbey, Spondon and Ockbrook.

Read more about the Air Ambulance

 

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Sponsored Swim To Help Kids With Cancer Brought Forward

Sponsored Swim To Help Kids With Cancer Brought Forward

A swimathon by a retired school-teacher to help kids with cancer has been brought forward because his training regime in the build-up has gone so well.

David Windle, aged 69 from Newbold, and a past president of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, is raising vital funds for the Chesterfield based charity Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK by swimming a marathon length 26 miles 385 yards. His sponsored bid will now take place over the week 7-11 October 2013 at Ringwood Hall Hotel Health & Fitness Centre instead of two weeks later as originally planned over the week 21-25 October. So far over £500 has been raised.

Eager David Windle said: “For the last month I have been training four hours a day, everyday, and as I am now ready to go I have brought my swimathon attempt forward to start two weeks earlier from Monday 7 October.”

He added: “I am really looking forward to the swim and am so very grateful to all those who are sponsoring me as this is really all about helping children with cancer.”

David Windle

Although Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK is currently organising one of the biggest fund-raising events to hit the town in June 2014 with the very first Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon, David Windle has chosen to do his fund-raising now by swimming a similar length instead of running.

David Windle said:- “I feel I am stronger at swimming that running so decided to raise funds for the charity with a sponsored swim rather than a sponsored run.”

He added: “I raised over £1,000 with a sponsored swim a few years ago in support of Rotary’s ongoing worldwide Polio Plus campaign, which aims to rid the world of polio and, whilst I am still fit enough, I want to do my bit this time to help children with cancer.”

Charity founder Mike Hyman explained: “Kids ’N’ Cancer UK is a charity designed to help children in the UK receive life-saving Proton Therapy treatment for their cancers and tumours.  As some children diagnosed with cancer do not qualify in certain situations for funding by the NHS, the charity and its patrons are determined to assist families caught up in this sad situation of not meeting the criteria, and we will always try to assist families where possible.”

Mike Hyman added: “We are very grateful to David, and all our other fundraisers, as their efforts help towards making our mission possible.”

For more details about David Windle’s sponsored swim, and to make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/KidsNCancerSwim   Details about the charity www.kidsncancer.org.uk

 

 

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A Festival Of Remembrance

 

Rotary Club Of Retford

In Partnership With The Mayor Of Retford

Present

A Festival Of Remembrance

Featuring Harworth Brass & Retford Male Voice Choir

 

RETFORD TOWN HALL

Saturday 9th November 2013 Commences at 7.30pm

TICKETS £6.00*

PROCEEDS TO BE DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

AND

SGT MICK BRENNAN, A LOCAL PARALYMPIC DOWNHILL SKIER, INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM ‘BOOKWORM’ in SPA LANE or PETER PIMPERTON on 07792513969

* Admission £1.50, plus a suggested voluntary donation of £4.50

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