Remembering Lionel Francis
Remembering Lionel Francis
On Saturday morning, around forty people gathered for the unveiling of two special new planters and plaques sited outside Halstead Hospital given as a memorial to a much missed long-time Halstead resident, Lionel Francis who died in May 2016.
Lionel was both a long serving member of Halstead Rotary Club, for over 35 years and in more recent years, a keen and stalwart supporter of Halstead in Bloom. He left a generous legacy for Halstead Rotary to use in its community work and it seemed only fitting to contribute the planters to enhance the entrance of Halstead Hospital and thereby provide a further boost to the efforts of Halstead in Bloom in its outstanding work on behalf of our town.
The unveiling was attended by Lionel’s widow, Jean and two daughters Sandra and Alison, as well as by representatives from Halstead Hospital, Halstead Rotary and Halstead in Bloom. Keith Brownlee, President of Halstead Rotary Club presented the planters and paid personal tribute to Lionel’s exceptional service to the Club and the community of Halstead. Julia Smith, Secretary of Halstead in Bloom has expressed gratitude for Lionel’s hard work for the organisation and for his loyal support over the years. The occasion provided a poignant opportunity to mark Lionel’s dedication to Halstead and as someone who is very fondly remembered and much missed by all.
Cycling for Prostate Cancer
Halstead Rotary club takes part in the national ‘Rotary Ride’ event to raise support for Prostate Cancer UKdetails
Living With Diabetes: awareness Evening.
The Rotary Club of Halstead hosted a very informative diabetes awareness evening at the Halstead United Reform Churchdetails
Presentation to Halstead in Bloom
Rotarian Vincent Farrugia makes a Presentation to Halstead in Bloomdetails
A Special Christmas Treat
A Special Christmas Treat for children who have had a difficult year due to illness or bereavement.details
Halstead Rotary at St Andrews School Fete
Halstead Rotary Club community involvement at St Andrews School Fetedetails
Showing Support for Halstead in Bloom
Members of Halstead Rotary Club show their continuing support for "˜Halstead in Bloom"™.details
Presentation to Diabetes UK
President Mike Prince recently presented a cheque to Diabetes UKdetails
Halstead Rotary at Christmas
Halstead Rotary delight local children with a visit from Father Christmas.details
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Rotary Club of Halstead hands over a cheque for £500 to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.details
Halstead Rotary Club - Business Forum
A Business Forum organised by the Rotary Club of Halsteaddetails
Metal detecting weekend
A whole weekend of metal detecting fun whilst raising funds for Rotary and other charities.details
Presentation to Halstead Young Carers
The Rotary Club of Halstead makes a cheque presentation and visits Halstead Young Carers.details