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Selected photos of recent presentations of typical donations to various charitiesdetails
Duck Race 2018
The Carnival Day Duck Race will be on Saturday 14 July 2018. The ducks enter the River Brain after the Carnival procession has passed along Bridge Street about 2 PM.details
Dictionaries for Schools
Every Year-5 or Year-6 child at a junior school in Witham is presented with a dictionary.details
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Senior Citizens Christmas Tea Party6th December 2018, 2.00 PM for 2.30 PM
United Reform Church, Newland Street
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Wednesday 24 October was World End Polio Day and all Rotary Clubs were asked to mark the day with a special event using purple, purple being the polio eradication programme theme colour. Witham Rotary arranged to floodlight St Nicolas Church with purple light for the evening, as the photo below shows.
The Community Day in the Park (Saturday 09 June 2018) saw our gazebo in use along with Guess the Number of Ducks in the Bucket and the sale of Duck Race tickets. Weather was fine and we thought the day was a useful publicity event.
At a social evening in April the Rotary Club cleared over £800 to support our charities from donations and ticket sales. The fun was provided by the gee-gees doing what they do best - running and jumping. Some lucky punters "won" and some proud "owners" of horses got a bottle of bubbly if their horse was first.
The seniors tea party at the URC in Newland Street was a great occasion what with the singing, the appearance of Prince Albert and the food, not to forget the Nativity Play by Howbridge Academy pupils. But it was so difficult to decide if the chocolate cake or the mince pies were best.
The last set of Dictionaries for local schools were handed out on 28 November 2017 at Powers Hall School - the photo shows some of the dictionaries and their proud new owners.
The 25th November was Dickensian Day in Witham and the Rotary Club joined the fun. It was a cold day and the roast chestnuts the Club sold were appreciated and sold like -err - hot chestnuts! Every last nut was gone just after lunch.
For over sixty years the Rotary Club of Witham has been supporting local, national and international charities.
Recently the Club has supported the Boys Brigade, Brainwave, Essex Air Ambulance, St John Ambulance, Home Start, Shelter Box and the International Red Cross as well as several other local charities. Also, every junior school pupil receives a dictionary in year 5.
Here is a picture of pupils at Templars School , November 2017, showing off their dictionaries.
Funds are raised in many ways. People in Witham know about Santa and his sleigh and its tour round the town just before Christmas collecting for the charities the Club supports. There is also the duck race, seen at the start, below, in Bridge Street, on Carnival Day.
So funds come from events like steet collections, sponsored walks, hot chestnut sales and so on. Keep an eye on the Charity Window in Richards Funeral Services in Newland Street for the latest details on all Witham's charities.
Below is a picture of the presentation of a cheque for Brainwave at their Witham office, one of several presentations to charities throughout the year.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(On 5th Tuesday Evening Meeting 7.30pm.)
Rivenhall Hotel CM8 3HB 01376 516969.
For more details phone Club Secretary: 01621 892312