Welcome President Rob
The Rotary Club of Burnley Pendleside has welcomed in new President Rob Walsh. President Rob received the chain of office from outgoing President Bob Nolan virtually via Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rotarian Paul Roberts takes over the role of President Elect with Rotarian Peter Crewe becoming President Nominee.
President Bob thanked members for all their kindness and support throughout the year and during the difficult times.
Bob also said “We have done exceptionally well throughout the year with a record amount of £110,000 raised for Pendleside Hospice and giving record amounts to a lot of worthwhile causes.”
Before handing over Bob had two presentations to make, the first was awarding a Paul Harris Fellowship to Kevin Martin for displaying all of the good qualities of being a Rotarian, regenerating our sports and publishing our newsletter each month.
The final award was for the Rotarian of the year, this would normally be presented on Charter Night, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The award went to Rotarian John Osborn for the outstanding work he has done this year.
A special presentation night will be held at Calder Vale Rugby Club as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions are over.
Pendle Pub Walk Smashes All Previous Records
Around 2,500 walkers braved the rain for Pendle Pub Walk 2019. Heavy downpours and muddy fields were not enough to deter ardent walkers taking part in yet another successful Pendle Pub Walk.
A special presentation was held at a recent meeting attended by members, Sammi Graham Fundraising Manager for Pendleside Hospice and our sponsor Stephen Alderson from Alderson & Horan Funeral Services.
Sammi announced that the amount raised for Pendleside Hospice was an amazing £111,870.00.
In addition to this, over £12,000 has been raised for local Rotary charities thanks to the registration fee from the 2,500 walkers who took part.
Andrew Coulthurst who attended the meeting with his wife Beverly raised £1,900 and received the Brian Doney Memorial Tankard from President Bob Nolan for the most sponsorship funds.
The event has already raised in excess of £500,000 for the Hospice over the years and we cannot thank members of the public enough for their continued support.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who took part in Pendle Pub Walk 2019, the walkers, the hospice, the pubs, our sponsors Alderson & Horan, Birchall’s Food Services and Billie at Tesco.
Hope to see you all again next year!! For our 12th Pendle Pub Walk on Saturday 20th June 2020.
For more details visit: www.pendlepubwalk.co.uk
Santa's Sleigh 2019
2019 has been another successful year for our annual Santa’s Sleigh in the build up to Christmas.
The Sleigh spent a day outside Sainsbury’s and three days outside Tesco Extra, Burnley.
Santa also went to Nelson for their Christmas Lights switch on and went out on the road for a tour around Lower Manor just off Barden Lane.
Unfortunately we had to cancel Lanehead/Briercliffe area twice due to poor weather conditions, we are very sorry about that and hopefully we will be back next year.
The total collected this year was: £3.467.00 Another brilliant result, it’s unbelievable how kind the public have been again this year. Many local charities will benefit from this.