Member's Individual Fundraising Activities
In addition to events organised by the club some members organise their own events
Founder President Christine Beedle has just published a book 'The Essex Scrubber' Keeping it Clean!.
This, the first volume of a planned trilogy, lays the foundations of a remarkable story which begins on a small farm in the wilds of Cornwall and tells how Christine went on to build a business, (Colchester-based Monthind Clean, which grew to employ 850 staff), change the face of the cleaning industry for good and be awarded an MBE for her services to industry.
In between, there is a fascinating and moving human story of triumph, tragedy and no little humour. Keeping it Clean begins with an eye-opening confrontation between Christine and a gents urinal as she begins her career as a part-time cleaner to try and make ends meet prior to the death through cancer of her first husband, Peter.
The story is not just about Christine's journey from cleaner to businesswoman. It is also about those invisible 'angels' who clean our offices after we have gone home but who sadly get called a multitude of less complimentary names, sometimes deservedly! Christine sets out to prove just what they can achieve if given the chance.
The book launch here in Colchester was on Saturday 6th September at 6.00 p.m. at Roman Circus House 50% of proceeds will go tolocal Rotary charities.
Rev Howard cycles many miles to raise money for his American based church
Craig Absailing down colchester Town Hall & cleaning a few windows on the way on behalf of EACH
Mark in his Lycras showing his certificate for covering 60miles in 4.25 hours during a sponsored cycle ride of Tendering when he collected over £350 for Diabetes UK.
Craig The Climber
Craig, one our younger members, recently conducted a sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,5895 m) the proceeds of which went to The End Polio Now Campaign