The Rotary Club of Chesterfield has announced that its popular Classic Car and Bike Show will be back again this year at Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield (S21 3WB), and will be held on Wednesday 12 June 2013.
Hundreds of classic cars and bikes are expected for the 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, and refreshments will also be available. Admission is £5 a vehicle. For more information contact organiser Rotary past president Stuart Bradley on 01246 222777.
In addition, there is news that the 2013 Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show, organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock will be held on Sunday 28 July 2013. For more details go to the website www.ashoverclassics.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The main sponsor of both these two charity events is Autoworld, one of the leading New and Used Car dealerships in Derbyshire and the Midlands.
A traditional social event to celebrate the life of Scottish poet Rabbie Burns has also ended up helping local people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in the Chesterfield area.
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield held its annual Burns Night Celebration at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Monday 28 January 2013.
Past President Jim Savage, president Jim Haggarty (with the haggis), Pipe Major Tom Varley
A ‘Roll-a-Coin’ competition raised £120 for the recently launched local charity ’Hope Springs Recovery Centre’, a support centre based at Springwell House, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, that aims to provide crucial additional support for North Derbyshire people still on the road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The competition for a bottle of whisky was won by Mrs Ruth Miller.
After the haggis was piped in by Pipe Major Tom Varley, past president Jim Savage made the traditional ‘Address to the Haggis’ by reciting the famous Robert Burns poem. Haggis, accompanied by bashed neeps and champit tatties, was then served to the 100 members and guests in attendance.
Music for dancing at the Burns Night event was provided by Brian Freeman on the keyboards. Main organiser was past president Jim Savage.
Note: The Hope Springs Recovery Centre was established in December 2012 and is currently open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with plans to extend these hours. People are welcome to book an appointment or just drop in. The centre is managed by Rotarian Father Terry O’Doherty of the Chesterfield Rotary Club and the telephone number for the centre is 07583 248161.
Past president Jim Savage presents a bottle of whisky to ‘Roll-a-Coin’ winner Mrs Ruth Miller.
If you are interested in joining the Chesterfield Rotary Club please contact Alan Clarke on 01246 811616.
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield has provided Barrow Hill Primary School with a top-of-the-range Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano for use by the school, thanks to the generosity of one of its members, past president Kuttaiba Mohamad.
It was delivered to the school on Monday 3 December 2012 by president Jim Haggarty, assisted by past presidents Mike Horton and Geoff Mitchell, in time for the school’s Christmas festivities.
Head teacher Karen Porteous said: “We really do appreciate the generosity of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield in donating this superb Yamaha digital piano which will be such a wonderful asset for years to come for the school and its pupils.”
Karen added: “This is not just any old piano, but it recreates a wide range of other instruments as well, including percussion.”
“Not surprisingly the piano now takes pride of place in the school hall, so thank you Rotary.”