President is Sue Pinder for 2022-23
The Rotary Club of Tottington & Bury West administers a Charity Trust Fund, Registered Charity
Our latest project is a Bleed Box Campaign, emergency bleed packs, some which have already been installed around the Metropolitan Borough (e.g. in Silver Street Bury). Other local Rotary Clubs have joined us together with Bury Lions and other local organisations. There will be several events arranged to collect money. Watch this space.
"Wrap up Bury" coat collection brought in 330 warm Winter coats, which have been distributed to 10 local charities. Thank you for all your contributions!
THE CHRISTMAS FLOAT, in its 45th year, made £6392 this December! Many thanks as usual to a very generous public. We also are very grateful to Tesco, Woodfields for allowing us to collect inside their premises. Many thanks to Cosalea Restaurant staff for "boots on the ground" and for help with Santa. Also many thanks to members of Brooksbottom Cricket Club for assistance with collecting, driving AND Santa!
Forthcoming Meetings etc.
EVENTS IN 2023
Some of us are also helping at Tottington Centre with the voluntary library service to replace that relinquished by the local council in December 2017. The library is open, Mondays to Fridays from 10.00 am to 5 pm (plus Saturday mornings 10-1). There is also a cafe: hours as library, except 10-4 pm weekdays. Closes for Christmas 21st December, re-opening 4th January 2023.
With much help from Tottington Primary School Year 5, we are continuing our project to develop Whitehead Gardens, Tottington. Eventually, we hope to have a pleasanter park to visit and to make it part of a Tottington History Trail. The park is a Memorial to those killed by a bomb in WWII at the site. Now we have secured pump funding, Proffitts are looking for extensive funding and have produced plans. Planning permission is in progress. We welcome any ideas that you may have.
Over the last year or so we have donated to, or hosted/assisted at, the following:
British Legion Poppy Appeal at Tesco Woodfields, Various local charities with coats from our "Wrap Up Bury" appeal, a Christmas party for adult Carers, Kids Out for Young Carers, Elms Bank School, Bolton Road Food Pantry, Bury Hospice, Francis House and Derian House Children's Hospices, Brandlesholme Community Centre (for local food aid etc), Bowel Cancer Charity, Rotary Shoe Boxes,Send A Cow, Life Water and Rotary Foundation (Rotary International's own Charity)
Money was sent to two Rotary Clubs in Romania and Moldova to help those fleeing from Ukraine.
Note that much of this money is raised via our Christmas Float and collections from our very generous General Public.
Our Daffodil planting this year was at Private Peachment VC Town Meadow Park, Tottington.
If you wish to attend a Rotary meeting or event listed above, can offer your help with projects, or would like further information about joining Rotary please contact me
Rotarian Pat(rick) Neininger
07885 492 901
We meet on Wednesdays at 1930(1st week of month Business and Council Meeting. 2nd week of month Alternative event away from Greenmount Golf Club. 3rd week of month No Meeting. 4th week of month Club Meal at Greenmount Golf Club. Possible 5th week of month Alternative meeting.) Greenhalgh Fold Farm
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