Rotarians loaded the van with 30 crates of food and toiletries, destined for the homeless and disadvantaged of Manchester and Stockport.
Kevin Maddox (President) said "all donations were gratefully received and we would like to thank everyone that donated"
Hyde Rotary Club New President
The Rotary club of Hyde have a new President retired local business man Kevin Maddox PHFaccepted his chain of office from Barry Carey PHF
At a celebration dinner held at The OaklandHyde on Thursday 30th June
The Club is in its 79th year and 50 guests including Kevin’s close family and friends and members from the Rotary clubs of Tameside and Glossop attended the dinner.
Kevin who has been a Rotarian for14 years commented the club would continue to support local and International community projects, Polio eradication, Rotary International and he nominated McMillan as his chosen charity for the year
If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club please contact Colin Pike Tele 0161 368 3502 or visit our website
www.hyderotaryclub.org or Face book Page Hyde Rotary Club
Picture : Left to Right President Kevin Maddox PHF Rotarian Barry Carey PHF
With Christmas now a fond wet memory and the sleigh put back into cotton wool, it was time to get our Christmas helpers together to treat them to a night out in the warmth of our local hostelry.
President Aidan welcomed our guest then it was time to tuck into some real Lancashire hotpot.
Following the food Kevin gave a presentation of all our photographs taken on route at Christmas.
Then it was time to make a few presentations to our members, the clubs first mother Christmas award went to Vice President Lynn Bird who stood in on the first night when the big man was otherwise engaged,our second award went to Alan Oldham the golden bucket award, this is a prestigious award only presented when someone goes beyond the call of duty and attends each sleigh engagement Alan's thank you speech was short and sweet, never again Back to the business of the night we raised just under 3,000 at Christmas and it was time to put the money to good use President Aidan presented cheques to the guides from gee cross and our local Church St Mary's in Newton the funds will be used to aid projects within our local community .
Santaï¿½s Flying Visits
Santa and his sleigh have been very busy over the last two weeks,
assisted by his elves and the Rotary Club of Hyde Father Christmas has toured the streets of Hyde, meeting the children on route giving out Christmas cards and sweets, visited the Asda and Tesco stores
When Santa has not been out on his sleigh he has found time to visit Oakdale School in Dukinfield, Hope Christmas party, The Union Street senior citizens party in Hyde, The Rotary Club also hosted aChristmas Concert held at St Maryï¿½s Church Newton
President Aidan Gaunt and the Rotary club of Hyde would like to thank. Louise Croombs from Tameside Radio, Sapphire Blue choir
St Maryï¿½s Church, Asda, Tesco, Morrisonï¿½s, Wilkinsonï¿½s, the guides from Gee Cross, The Hyde police cadets, Hattersley Air Cadets, Themums from the North Estate and others too numerous to mention who have helped in making this our best Christmas ever
Thank you also to the people of Hyde who generously donated monies at our various collections. The funds collected will be used in the forthcoming year to support the many local and international charities that the Rotary Club supports
If you would like to join The Rotary Club of Hyde please contact
Featuring the Sapphire Blue Choir
Supported by St Marys Junior Choir
The Rotary club of Hyde
Will be hosting a Christmas Concert at St Maryï¿½s
Church Newton on Sunday 14th December at 1.30pm.
Disabled access, toilets and hearing induction loop are available at the church.
Santa and his sleigh will be touring the streets of Hyde in December, assisted by his elves, snowmen and members from the Rotary Club of Hyde
Santa looks forward to meeting all the children on his route, so look out for him when he visits the following locations between 6.30pm-8.30pm
Could we apologise in advance this year we have had to leave out two of our routes due to a manpower shortage. If you would like to help Santa contact Kevin 07739 368695
The sleigh times and dates could change dependant on the weather and
any other circumstances that are beyond our control.
Friday 21st November-Hyde Christmas Light Switch On Hyde Civic Square the fun starts at 5.00pm
Monday 8th December ï¿½ Vimura Newton -Ferndale Links, Queens Drive
Tuesday 9th December James North Meet 6.15 Meet Hyde Leisure Pool Walker Lane SK14 5PL
(Walker Lane,Grange Road, Mansfield Road, James Drive Estate, Higher Henry Street)
Wednesday 10th December ï¿½Godley Hyde, High Street, Carlton Road, Sheffield Road, Barmhouse Estate
Thursday 11th December ï¿½ Newton Hyde, Talbot Road, Bradley Green Road, Harbour Farm Road, Hickenfield Road, St Maryï¿½s Road
Friday 12th December ï¿½Gee Cross Hyde, King George Road, Grovenor Road, Foxholes Road, Freshfield Avenue, Fawley Avenue
Saturday 13th December -Asda Hyde 10.00am until 4.00pm
Monday 15th December ï¿½Newton Hyde, Barnfield Road, Hillary Road, Everest Road, Harris Drive, Welsh Road, Danby Road
Wednesday 17th December-Gee Cross Hyde, King Edward Road, Gloucester Road, Knott Lane, Waverley Road, Sandringham Road, Windsor Road
Thursday 18th December ï¿½Hattersley Hyde, Hattersley Road East, Camborne Road, Wardle Brook Ave, Hattersley Road East, Windsor Road
Saturday 20th December ï¿½ Tesco Hattersley 10.00am until 3.00pm
On Thursday 7th August Hyde Rotary Club welcomed Nicola Graham
from Reubenï¿½s Retreat to the club.
The visit coincided with the charity reaching its first milestone raising
one million pound on the 1st August.
Nicola said our goal is to provide a retreat in the North West of England
Countryside that will relieve the distress of families and their close friends
who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering
from a life limiting or life threatening illness.
Following a presentation about the project Nicola was presented with a cheque
Aiden commented the Rotary club helps lots of local charities over the Rotary year
and tonight it gave me great pleasure to present Nicola with a cheque that will help
Parents and families in the future when this project is completed.
Installation of the new President 2014-2015
Congratulations to our new President Aidan Gaunt. The Rotary club of Hyde celebrated Aidan's installation on 4th July 2014. Pictured here is Past President Bill Goldthorpe, Incoming President Aidan Gaunt and Incoming Vice President Lynn Bird.
GEE CROSS FETE
21st FETE A HUGE SUCCESS
THE annual Gee Cross Fete, organised jointly by the Rotary Club of Hyde and Willow Wood Hospice, celebrated its 21st year with another great success despite the unseasonal weather this year. Over the years this event has been ï¿½re-inventedï¿½ a few times but has kept its local family appeal, providing local charities and organisation an opportunity to meet the people of Hyde and it is estimated will have raised over ï¿½150,000.
The main attraction this year was the performances by Circus Sensible with their circus workshops being especially enjoyed. The fete included a large variety of stalls, games, a large raffle and entertainment throughout the day. The pony rides were a particular hit with younger children.
The fete opened with the traditional church service which was followed by displays from Dowson, Holy Trinity, Leigh St and Godley Schools. Performances by the Freedom Dancers and MCA were also enjoyed by the visitors. For the first time budding Mary Berryï¿½s had the chance to enter the ï¿½Great GX Bake Offï¿½ with the first prize being scooped up by Lynda Byrne. The event was honoured by a visit from The Mayor and Mayoress.
Andy Williams from Hyde Rotary said on behalf of his club and the Hospice ï¿½Events like Gee Cross Fete take months of planning and the success of the event would not have been possible if it wasnï¿½t for the continued support of the local community. Thankfully this year all the hard work culminated in a successful and enjoyable day for the 3000 people who attended and raised over ï¿½5000 which will benefit both Rotary charities and Willow Wood.
The money raised last year was used by Hyde Rotary Club to support the following organisations Age UK, Marie Curie, Oakdale School Christmas presents, Shelter Emergency Boxes, Union Street pensionerï¿½s party, Wish Upon a Star, End World Polio, plus many other worthy causes.
Finally the fete organising committee would like to thank everyone, to many to mention individually, who made the day possible. Everyone who volunteered their help both in the run up to the event to helping on the day, local firms and individuals who either donated a wide range of raffle prizes or advertised in the fete programme and of course to all of the spectators who attended played a huge part in making this community event again a success. However the organisers would like to thank the Werneth Conservatives and Millson Architects for their event sponsorship and to Tameside Radio for helping to publicise the event.
Rotary Help the Fund
The Rotary Club of Hyde, have stepped in with a donation that will help
towards the cost of replacing the disabled bikes recently destroyed in
an arson attack at the Lower Bennet Street Community Centre in Hyde.
Community Centre Chairman Councillor Peter Robinson and Dave
Crawford Centre Manager were presented with a cheque for ï¿½500.00
at a recent Rotary meeting. Following the presentation Councillor Robinson
said The Rotary Club work hard throughout the year with their fundraising
events and on behalf of the disabled cycling club I would like to thank them
for such a generous contribution towards our fund.
Donations can still be made by contacting Dave Crawford 0161 368 0076
Our Picture shows
Dr Bill Goldthorp Hyde Rotary President, Councillor Peter Robinson and Dave Crawford
The Rotary club welcomed a visitor to the club on Thursday 20th March 2014
Harvey Purcer who is a local Hyde resident is also a member of the Rotary Club
of Calvia Mallorca. Our pictures shows Harvey and David Bentley exchanging
Club Banners at the meeting, when members celebrated the community awards night
No Meeting at Normal Werneth Low Golf Club for following weeks
10th April Meeting at "Hyde Club" - off Albert Rd
Contact Alan Oldham 0161 3678706 for more details
STROKE AWARENESS DAY!
5th April 2014
Rotary puts the pressure on with the Stroke Association
The Rotary club of Hyde will be hosting a Know Your Blood Pressure event on Saturday 5th April 2014 at the Tesco store in Hattersley to help raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke across the UK.
Hyde Rotary club is joining scores of clubs across the UK taking to the streets of Hyde as part of the Know Your Blood Pressure campaign in partnership with The Stroke Association and the Ambulance Service.
The event will be taking place from 10.00 am to 4.00pm offering the public a free blood pressure monitoring service with information and advice on stroke related health issues.
AT Sam Redfern Green, Gee Cross
Traditional Village Fete with all the fun of a fair!
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Charity Golf Day in aid Willow Wood Hospice raised over ï¿½750.
Thank you to all players and supporters
Rotary Club of Hyde 75 years of Service
Hyde Rotary Club Community Awards
The Rotary Club of Hyde held their annual community awards evening at Werneth Low Golf Cub Hyde last Thursday night.
The awards are presented to members of the community who have given their time to make a difference within their local communities.
This year the club members nominated Christine Barr and Margaret Lomas both ladies are former district nurses they have devoted their time to the voluntary pastoral care team in Hyde, meeting the needs of the sick, visiting and supporting the lonely and transporting members of the community to church, doctors surgeryï¿½s and hospital appointments when required
Charlie Fenton received the award for his services to local cricket at 92 Charlie has now retired from his umpiring duties in the Derbyshire and Cheshire league after 61 years service.
Start Point is a coffee shop in Woodley precinct founded by Anne Wallace and her daughter Nicola Dean profits from the shop are put back into the community by offering free over 60s IT classes, cooking clubs and jewellery making sessions
Rotary president David Bentley said after presenting the awards itï¿½s always a pleasure each year to meet people from our local community who devote their time to help others.
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