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Building Waterfalls in River Leen

AN iconic feature of the picturesque village of Linby has been enhanced — thanks to a helping hand from Hucknall Rotary Club.

Wanting to involve the club in a ‘Community Spring-clean project’, President Ian Young contacted Linby Parish Council with a view to work on a project in the village where the club hold its weekly meetings.

Subsequent consultation brought about a project that the village of Linby wanted to implement, but couldn’t because of lack of manpower. With the clubs willingness to be involved, the village authorities were able to finally make arrangements to improve the water flow through Linby Docks with the construction of several stone dams.

Club president Ian Young explained: “We wanted to extend our varied community service to the village we meet in.”

It was quite a challenge cutting a gigantic stone slab first of all into several pieces and then cutting the smaller sections to size, transporting the heavy slabs from the pub car park over the road to the Docks. The waterbed then had to be levelled before the stone could be lowered into the water and laid into position.

The new look of the Docks has already attracted much interest as people stop to watch the water cascade over the stone dams.

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More Rotary Support for Local Charities

Three local charities have benefited from a charity fund-raising Classic Car and Bike Show which raised nearly £5,000. Organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield the event was held in June at Renishaw Hall. Cheques for £1,600 each were presented to representatives from Ashgate Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity at the club’s weekly meeting held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 10 August. Also in attendance was Tony Cordin, director of Autoworld, the event’s main sponsor.

Pictured left to right: Alison Ward-Foster (fund-raiser Ashgate Hospice), Gillian Scotford (ambassador Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice), Chesterfield Rotary president Jim Haggarty, Tony Cordin (director of main sponsor Autoworld), Helen Gentle (fund-raiser Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity)

President Jim Haggarty presented cheques for £1,600 each to Alison Ward-Foster, fund-raiser for Ashgate Hospice, Gillian Scotford, ambassador for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice whose son is a regular user of the hospice, and Helen Gentle, fund-raiser for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, who reported that the donation would go to a new fund set up for the pioneering of new treatments currently on trial and not provided by the NHS.

Geoff Mitchell
Press Officer
Rotary Club of Chesterfield

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Classic Car Show

Record crowds flocked to a classic car and bike show, which was held to raise money for charity.

Local charities are set to benefit to the tune of over £10,000 after a Classic Car and Bike show attracted thousands of visitors to see over 600 cars and bikes exhibited by enthusiasts from all around the region.

The fund-raising event, organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock, was held in the idyllic setting of Ashover Showground last Sunday 29 July 2012.

Winner was Colin Payne from Mansfield Woodhouse with a mint condition 1963 bright red Triumph TR4 Hardtop Coupe, whilst the winning motorbike was a Triumph Daytona 500 exhibited by a Chesterfield enthusiast.

Main organiser was a delighted Chesterfield Rotary Club past president Stuart Bradley who said: “It was a fantastic day which brought together all those who like to exhibit their cars and bikes with all those who just love meandering around the wide variety of well-loved classic vehicles from every era.”

He added: “On behalf of Rotary a big thank you to everyone for the wonderful support in aid of our local Rotary charities, we intend holding the event again in 2013”

To ensure it was a fun day out for all the family there was also entertainment youngsters from Direction Theatre Arts, bar and refreshments, autojumble and a large craft fair.

For more details about next year go to the website www.ashoverclassics.co.uk or email info@ashoverclassics.co.uk

 

 

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