Heatons Open Gardens 16th May 2021
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This was the eighth Open Gardens Event organised by the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter but was our first and hopefully only virtual event.
We started in 2012 with twelve private gardens and continued until 2017 when we decided the gardeners deserved a year off. Click on the video play button below to see the video tour.
The event was warmly welcomed back by the Heatons community in 2018 and had grown into a much more community based event with local shops , allotments , clubs and a wine bar getting involved.
In 2019 the Open Gardens Event raised over £3500 in programme sales which went to local charities .
Unfortunately this year fund raising by means of programme sales was not possible . Over the last few years the club has raised around £10,000 a year for a variety of charities . The main fund raising events being the Santa Collections , Open Gardens and the Swimathon . The two latter events have had to be cancelled this year so our funding is likely to suffer accordingly.
You can donate directly to our Rotary clubs Charity to help reduce our funding shortfall , to do this then please click on the donate button below .
We worked with our friends from Sustainable Living in the Heatons who arranged the professional videos and a ZOOM presentation on the afternoon of the 17th May . Clicking on the image below will take you to the SLH website.
This years videos were obviously made observing social distancng measures , you may also like to see a short (2 minute) video slideshow of the last years event , complete with people !!The Lamplighters and SLH would like to thank Julian Wadden Estate Agents for their continued support and their contribution towards the video costs.
Childrens Hospital Pyjamas
The Club organised the collection of new childrens pyjamas for distribution to local hospitals.details
Santa’s also coming via ZOOM this year
Due to the current COVID 19 situation the usual Santa appearances at supermarkets are cancelled and even if Santa is able drive the sleigh around the streets he won't be able to stop and chat.details
Heatons Charity Challenge July & August
One of the beneficiaries will be charities supported the Lamplighters Rotary Club. You are encouraged to exercise either outdoors or indoors , log your activities and make a donation.details
Community Christmas Party
Held at Heaton Mersey Community Centre on St Johns Road. Just a few of the many photos are shown below.details
Heaton Mersey Scarecrow Market
Photo Gallery of event on 22nd September , great turnout from members to help promote Rotary in the local community .details
Heatons Open Gardens thank you event and photo gallery
Another fantastic open gardens event was held in May 2019 with over 20 gardens open to the public . We held a thank you event for the gardeners on 24th July. #PeopleOfActiondetails
Wrap up Stockport . Helping the homeless
Over the four weeks of the campaign late in 2019 we put collection boxes in local stores and collected almost 3000 items of clothing ! #PeopleOfActiondetails
Virtual Open Gardens 2020
Looking back at the 2020 Virtual Open Gardens event. We hope to see you again face to face on 16th May 2021details
2017 Community Christmas Party
Our annual event for local people in need of a bit of Christmas cheerdetails
Cheque presentation to Maggies
We have donated £3000.00 towards the running costs of Maggies.details
Iftar with South Manchester Muslim Community Association
We shared the evening meal with Muslims at their Mosque.details
Purple Crocus Planting Polio vaccination
We worked with local school children and the Heaton Mersey Collective to plant crocus corms . The choice of flower is a reminder of Rotary's campaign to eliminate polio , more details below.details
Scarecrows Invade Heaton Chapel Station
A display of scarecrows was organised at the station by the Rotary club along with other groups, See details below.details
Rotary Remembers 11th November
President Clyde Raine and Rotarian Bob Jordan took part in the Stockport procession and wreath laying ceremony.details
Food Bank Collections during the Covid 19 crisis
Our President Elect organised the collection and delivery of food donated by local people and members of the Lamplighters to take to the Chelwood Foodbankdetails
In an effort to further boost community spirit and combat loneliness , the Club has sponsored signage for Buddy Benches #PeopleOfActiondetails
Community Christmas Party
We held our annual community party on Sunday 8th December. Here is a selection of photos . #PeopleOfActiondetails
Purple Crocus Planting
In order to highlight the Polio eradication campaign the club has again organised the planting of purple crocus corms in the area. This year some of the planting was done by pupils of Stella Maris school.details
Our annual carol concert and tea party, this year for local people with mental health issues.details
Heatons Festival, 2012
The Club was at the Heatons Festival. As well as some stewarding and marshalling, our fire prevention advisers were out in force, spreading the word about smoke alarms.details
4Heatons Voices Fashion Pageant
Fashion Pageant, held on July 11th. 2013. (Click the blue title for details)details
Proud of Stockport Awards 2015
Our Home Safety Check team were presented with the Special Fire and Rescue Service Award at Stockport Town Halldetails
Canal Trip with the Demetia Cafe
The latest in our series of canal boad trips with various groups in and arounf Stockport.details