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press release Club of Loddon Vale
“LODDON VALE ROTARY SALUTES THE GENEROSITY OF WOODLEY, SONNING, EARLEY, TWYFORD CITIZENS IN ACHIEVING BUMPER CHRISTMAS FLOAT COLLECTIONS”.
For the past 44 years Loddon Vale Rotary Club has provided much-needed pieces of magic at Christmas time with its colourful Christmas Santa and sleigh touring the streets of the patch and outside major stores to the delight of children and families in the area. This year was no exception with no fewer than 10 sleigh routes criss-crossing the conurbation and 7 static locations outside stores providing a wide opportunity for the children and families to enjoy Santa and Christmas carols in the prelude to Christmas. There were even occasions when Rotarians were heard singing requested Christmas carols without musical accompaniment to shoppers in local restaurants and stores.
These Christmas float collections are a main part of our annual charity fundraising effort and we are delighted to report that the generosity of the local residents has realised almost £9,000, which will be distributed to worthy local causes during 2018.
The Rotary Club of Loddon Vale (RCLV) would like to extend a massive thank you to the residents of Woodley, Sonning, Earley, Twyford and surrounding areas for their generosity in donating to the RCLV Santa Sleigh outside supermarkets and door to door collections.
At the same time, we would also like to thank Woodley Town Centre and local supermarkets for allowing us to collect outside their premises – Waitrose in Woodley & Twyford and Sainsburys in Winnersh – we really appreciate your support in this enterprise.
This fundraising activity goes towards supporting many local charities including Just Around the Corner, Addington School Thumbs-Up Club, the CommuniTrees project, the Friends of Woodford Park, the Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group Pantomime for children with special needs, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, the Berkshire Egg Run for the deprived and disadvantaged children and older people giving hope for young people in the community, Reading Launchpad helping the homeless and many, many more.
Rotary Club of Loddon Vale, Santa and his helpers would like to say thank you very much and hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.
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Trevor Barber, Rotary Club of Loddon Vale: email – firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0118 969 2172
Terry Denby, Rotary Club of Loddon Vale: email – email@example.com or tel: 0118 969 8902
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Sonning Show Saturday 16th September 2017
President Trevor Barber and Mike Webb set up the Rotary Tent
The Prime Minister The Rt Hon Theresa May called in to see the Loddon Vale Stand here seen with President Trevor Barber
Presidential Handover Evening 3rd July 2017
Ladies & Guests 2017
President Dennis presents Tricia and Neil Dunnet with their Paul Harris Awards
Doreen Moulsley receiving her Paul Harris Award
President Dennis Turner handing over the Presidency to Trevor Barber for the 1st Half of 2017
President Trevor inducting President Elect Rodney Huggins MBE
President Trevor handing Secretary Richard Ward his badge of office
Norman Moulsley receiving Honorary membership of the Club
Dr Jacqueline Hussey from Young People with Dementia receiving a cheque from President Trevor
EASTER EGG RUN
"Easter Eggs from the Berkshire Egg Run 2017 collected by Thames Vale Vultures Motorcycle Owners Group and delivered by Loddon Vale Rotary Club members to special needs children at Addington School. The children were attending the Thumbs Up Club, which meets during the Easter break, and is run by Fiona Hulley. A comment from one of the teachers about the smiling faces of the children was "I've never seen the children so happy to come into school during the holiday"
PHOTOS TAKEN AT ALEXANDRA HOUSE AND ADDINGTON SCHOOL WITH RECIPIENTS AND STAFF
Learning Group at Alexandra House
Children from Addington School
Rotarians John Hicks, Trevor Barber & David Champion
Click on Emma Watson Photo
NEW YEAR'S HONOURS LIST
Congratulations to our own
Rodney P Huggins MBE .PHF
Rodney P Huggins MBE PHF
Founder member, Past President,
Past District Governor, Past President RIBI
Retired Senior Tribunal Judge and Sonning resident, Mr. Rodney Philip Huggins has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for services to the town of Reading’s community. Current Chair of The Reading Foundation, Mr. Huggins was a founding member of the Reading Valley Round Table in 1963. He has been a Reading School Governor for the last eight years and serves as Chairman and long standing trustee of The Poor’s Land Charity in Woodley, providing homes for local residents of retirement age, with limited financial means in 18 Almshouses in Loddon Bridge Road.
Mr. Huggins’ service achievements extend beyond the local area, including serving as the 1975/76 National President of the Round Tables Association of the British Isles (RTBI), as well as District Governor and then in 1995/96 as the President of Great Britain and Ireland’s National Rotary organisation (RIBI). He has also served on numerous international service committees of Rotary International, most notably the Legislative committee.
The Rotary Club of Loddon Vale is a small, friendly club of men and women from Woodley, Sonning, Earley and the surrounding area in East Berkshire. We are a part of the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, which is part of Rotary International, the world's largest service organisation. We have members from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and use our time, talents, skills and energy to improve the lives of people in our local community and around the world.
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Sonning Golf Club, Duffield Road, Sonning-on-Thames, RG4 6GJ 0118 927 2055