Rotary has a World-wide programme to eradicate polio.
This work has continued despite the pandemic when the World has been thinking about a new disease.
Santa talks to kids and their parents during a stop.
And Santa should be about in Witham in December 2021 as usual.
Selected photos of recent presentations of typical donations to various charities and that virus has not stop us making donations this year.Details
The Carnival Day Duck Race is run in July every year. The ducks enter the River Brain after the Carnival procession has passed along Bridge Street about 215 PM.
But, of course, the race did not happen in 2020 but we intend to be back in 2021.
Every Year-5 or Year-6 child at a junior school in Witham is presented with a dictionary. And Autumn 2021 is no exception despite covid-19.Details
For 68 years seniors living in Witham have come to a tea party given by the Rotary Club of Witham. Unfortunately we had to cancel the Party for 2020 because of the covid-19 but hope for some similar event in 2021.Details
COVID 19 AND ALL THAT......
It came as no surprise that the Rotary Club cancelled its meetings and events whilst the various Covid Regulations were in force.
So for nearly 2 years we have missed the Community Day in the Witham Town Park, the Witham Carnival, our Duck Race and the Santa Street Tours of Witham. We hoped that the Santa collections at supermarkets and the street collections would be able to go ahead but these and the Seniors Tea Party were also cancelled.We hope these events will be back again from later in 2021 at around the same dates that were planned for 2020.
However, what happens will depend on the state of the Covid-19 regulations at the time.
Watch this space for further announcements.
Now for some history....
Duck Race 2019
The Carnival Day Duck Race went ahead as usual but with more corporate ducks, coloured red, taking part this year. Several hundred ducks entered the River Brain upstream of the finishing post in Bridge Street. This year, although the judges word is final, there was no need for them to make difficult decisions as there was a clear winner, duck number 136 was first past the line. The photo shows the judges waiting for the ducks.....
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 a dozen 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
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