Com / Voc


The Rotary Club of Rushden

Community Services Chair – John Garley





Minutes of the Committee Meeting of ComVoc on Thursday August 2nd 2018 at the Offices of Home Instead courtesy of Mark Darnell.


Present JG / JS / MD / IS  with interruption by MW

Apologies   FL / GW (AWOL by Default)


Possible Fund-raising activities were discussed.


Race Night on Nov 9th (so as not to clash with other activities). JG has booked Irchester Bowls Club and Nigel Duff for the MC etc.  Trust members will bring parties of good numbers – looking to raise circa £1000. Hopefully Helen / Frank will organise the Race Cards as last year. Fish & Chip supper to be organised as last year.


Trolley Dash – from Monday 26/11 to Sunday 02 / 12. JG to organise the Rota and distribute as before. Tickets have been organised from A&R Print of Raunds.

Headline Charity was discussed and Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Charity was chosen to be in receipt of circa £2000 - £2500 from the profit. Other local charities will be chosen for the balance. We will sell tickets at Higham Sparkle (Nov 17th) but will pass on Rushden Lights! 


Sharnbrook Mill Theatre – decided to go for a play Wait Until Dark – a thriller - on Monday March 11th 2019. Contract now signed and £80 deposit paid.




Various groups were discussed viz.-


Crazy Hats / Nene Valley Community First Responders / East Northants Child Contact Services / Memory Dementia Café ?Serve


We will continue to support Calvert / Kids Out / Stroke Awareness and investigate the needs of Sailability.


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