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On Saturday 23rd June 2018, the Rotary Club of Alloway ran their 3rd
Annual Duck Race as part of the Holy Fair, on the Low Green.
Ducklings raced in 10 heats, before a final race. The winner of the
duckling race was Helen Lewis, 2nd was Lynn Burns, and 3rd place went to
Joan Young. Corporate ducks just ran in one race. The winner of the
corporate race was A1 Ironmongers. Congratulations!
29 local businesses donated at least £90 each, and will continue to
receive publicity on our "clean water for all" page. Please support these businesses, with
your custom, because without them, we would not be where we are now.
A fantastic result resulted in over £5500 being raised from this one event. Add the grant we received, and we are sitting around the £7500 mark. Still another £5000, but we are sure we will raise that before the year is out. If you would like to help us, complete the "contact us" form on this piage, and we will be in touch.
A huge big thank you to all those who participated in the Annual Duck race. A huge achievement.
3rd March 2018
On a Saturday morning, Rotarians gathered, having creamed, folded,whisked and baked, a variety of home-bakes ready for their guests to join them, for what they hope will become an annual event "The Crocus Coffee Morning" We were honoured to be joined by John Scott MSP as well as a local man who confessed to not knowing that polio was still a problem in some parts of the world. He himself had contracted polio way back in 1956. As a result of the admission fee, donations and the sale of crocus' badges & home-baking at the end of the event, we are pleased to announce the total of £381 was raised, which will be trebled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Rotary Club of Alloway are grateful to all those who attended, and would like to extend their thanks to Alloway Parish Church for allowing them to host this event in their beautiful halls. We hope this is the beginning of a long and beneficial relationship.
23rd September 2017
Tonight, after weeks and months of hard work and co-ordination from many members of the club, we held the Concert to raise funds for the Purple for Polio campaign. Over 200 people joined us at Castlehill Church in Ayr, to listen to the Choir of the Ayr Community Church, along with the Junior section of the brass band, some of whom play instruments bigger than themselves. During the concert, we heard from Ade Adepitan, via a video clip, taken at the National Conference in Manchester back in April of this year. The total raised, combining ticket sales and donations during the concert is in excess of £1700.
You can still donate by using the "donate now" button on our facebook page. Whilst you are there please like our page and invite your friends and family. TIA
28th August 2017
Tickets for the Concert at Castlehill Church on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 7.30 pm are now available to purchase online here.
21st August 2017
At tonight's meet we honoured a Rotarian from our club, with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. Mr Bill Campbell has been a member since 1992, and throughout his time, has held many posts at both Club and District level. This video gives a flavour of his service.
26th June 2017
At the last meeting for the 2016/17 year, our outgoing President Mr George Irving CBE handed over to the club's first female President in it's 43 year history. The club showed it's gratitude to President George Irving CBE with this wee clip.
16th June 2017
The Rotary Club of Alloway had a stand at the Holy Fair on the Low Green in Ayr today, to promote their Annual Duck Race on 24th June 2017. We are very pleased to announce that we won the "Best Dressed Stand" Here are the stall-volunteerr receiving their cheque from the Provost. Well Done to THE TEAM!
The Rorians were successful is selling around 100 ducklings for their race, as well as providing entertainment for many young attendees in their Hook a Duck activity. The following Slide Show of the day gives you a flavour of the whole event.
30th May 2017
We are please to Announce that 3 local businesses have agreed to stock our Ducklings for sale, they are:
On Yer Bike, 47 Alloway Street, Ayr
Wallace Allan, 4 Newmarket Street, Ayr
The Baby's Castle, 13-15 Alloway Street, Ayr.
30th May 2017
Details of the Annual Duck Race being held on Saturday 24th June 2017 in Ayr, have been released. Watch why we are holding this event and check out our event page.
Remember to buy your duck in the many outlets or contact the Rotary Club of Alloway using the form below.
24th April 2017