THE ROTARY CLUB OF AMBLE AND WARKWORTH, NORTHUMBERLAND

WARKWORTH CASTLE AND THE RIVER COQUET (pronounced coaket)

                                                              

COQUET ISLAND OFF THE COAST AT AMBLE

                                                                     

The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday evening (except immediately following a bank holiday) at 7.30pm at The Sun Hotel, Warkworth. The hotel is located adjacent to Warkworth Castle.

Rotarians wishing to visit are requested to telephone The Sun Hotel (01665 711259) before 12 noon on the day of their visit to book a meal.

If you wish to find our more about Rotary and how to join, please contact the Club Secretary by email on "stephen.cathryn@btinternet.com"

 

 


ROTARY AT WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

 

 

Pictured is Rotarian Dick Wailes presenting the winners prize to the Northumberland Estates team following the recent Charity Golf Day at Alnmouth Golf Club (Foxton Hall).

The event attracted 39 teams from across the county and raised 5,700 which is to be divided equally between SSAFA, The Great North Air Ambulance and MacMilland Cancer Support.

 

 

The result of the competition was:

1st Northumberland Estates : 121 points;         2nd Rotary Club of Consett 121 points; 3rd Millermen; 4th TOFFS 2; 5th Outlook HEC (Alnwick);        6th Whickham Centurians.

The club is most grateful to Alnmouth Golf Club for allowing us the courtesy of the course and clubhouse and to the teams, sponsors and those who donated prizes.      

    

The Rotary Club recently presented a cheque for 100 to Acklington First School to help pay for the start-up costs of the newly formed 3,2,1 zero club for Mothers, Carers and Toddlers.

Pictured with the joint head teacher and some of the pupils is Rotarian Dr Paul Creighton who took over as President of the Rotary Club on 1st July 2013.

 

 

 

One of the club's projects is Rotary Way, the stretch of road along the southern bank of the River Coquet which joins the links the two communities of Amble and Warkworth. Apart from regular litter-picks, the club, in partnership with Northumberland County Council, Warkworth Parish Council and Warkworth-in-Bloom, has recently erected a new planter and sign at the southern entrance to Warkworth.  A similar planter has been positioned at the Amble end of the road.

 

 

 

Rotarians "hard at work" tidying up Rotary Way.

 

 

 

 

For the past 2 years the Club has sponsored the Amble Juniors FC "Under 16s".  They are pictured here with the new strips provided by the Rotary Club. In the season which ended in Spring 2013 the team won the Pin Point Recruitment Under 16's league.

 

 

 

 

 

The Rotary Club is keen to help youngsters in our communities and one of the projects in recent years was to provide raised beds for Red Row First School.  Judging by the blooms on display the children have developed green fingers.

 

 

 

 

During the visit to Amble in the summer of 2012 of HRH The Prince of Wales, the Rotary Club provided stewards. Prince Charles is pictured here chatting with the club's President for 2012/13, Rotarian Jim Barrett.  Jim commented afterwards :"It was obvious the Prince Charles is well aware of the work that Rotary does both at home and overseas."

 

The annual Christmas House-to-House collection around the district has traditionally raised in excess of 5k for community projects.  Seen here are some of the collectors with "Santa" during the collection in Queen Street, Amble in December 2013.

 

The Biennial Garden Party at The Friary in Alnmouth raises funds for some of the club's overseas projects.  This year the club is combining with the Rotary Clubs of Alnwick and Seahouses & District to raise funds to build a school in Sri Lanka to replace a school which was destroyed during the Tsunami.

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