Charity Swimathon 2015
Sun 20th September 2015 at 09.00 -
'A successful Sunday Swimathon'
The Rotary Club of Washington Forge held it's inaugural Charity Swimathon on Sunday 20th September 2015 at the new Washington Leisure Centre.
Many thanks to all who took part and congratulations to everyone for your wonderful efforts. The Club and team members appreciate those who sponsored our swimmers and we are grateful to all those members of the public who generously made donations at the Leisure Centre on the day. Whilst we await the sponsor money to come in, all monies received will be shared amongst the following charities:
-’Small Steps – Seize the Day’(www.seizetheday-smallsteps.webs.com) – raising awareness of epilepsy & supporting families who have babies and toddlers with this condition in the North East;
· Washington MIND (www.washingtonmind.org.uk) – working in partnership with our community to promote recovery and improve mental health and wellbeing.
· Charities chosen by the participating teams (some teams have actually chosen the above charities)
Swimming teams represented the Washington Community and included:-
The Biddick Academy
Fatfield Musical Stage Society
D & P Trophies
The 'BUL' Group
Small Steps - Seize the Day
Ron & The Ronettes
We very much appreciate the co-operation and support from staff and management at the Everyone Active - Washington Leisure centre, and look forward to working with them again in the future.
So.... time to dust off your swimming costumes in readiness for 'Swimathon 2016' !!!
Rotary Award for Community Service
Freda Brennan is presented with a 'Paul Harris Fellow' Award for her dedicated support to young people in the Communitydetails
'Down The Tubes'
A stage production telling a story of families living during The Blitz in WW2details
World Polio Day - Crocus Planting
Local Scouts and Beavers joined Rotary members and volunteers from Washington Village in Bloom to plant purple crocus corms in the village green to mark World Polio Daydetails
'Food for Christmas' Appeal 2017
We again held our annual appeal this year and collected food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
National 'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day 2018
In support of the work of the Stroke Association we offered free blood pressure checks in The Galleries, Washington.details
Know Your Blood Pressure Event - October 2017
We again supported this Rotary/Stroke Association initiative by offering free blood pressure checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.details
Charity Swimathon 2017
This year's Swimathon was held again at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre. This year our headline charitable cause was 'T1KZ' - assisting children, young people and families living with Type 1 diabetes in the North Eastdetails
Swimathon 2017 - Presentation Evening
Presentations to just some of the groups involved in this year's Swimathondetails
Keeping Washington Tidy
Throughout the year, our members are supporting local environmental groups in their efforts to keep our community area clean and tidy.details
'Food for Christmas Appeal 2016'
We are running our annual appeal again this year and will be collecting food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
Charity Swimathon 2016
Our second Swimathon was held at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre.details
Dictionaries 4 Life
Year 6 pupils at Usworth Colliery Primary School presented with 'Dictionaries 4 Life'.details
'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day
We offered free blood pressure checks to the public in The Galleries, Washington. This is to help people understand the link between high blood pressure and strokes and how to reduce the risk. Photo: Rotarians Rob Blair and Dr Mathew Thomasdetails
Food For Christmas Appeal 2014
This year we were again collecting foodstuffs in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
Washington Village Christmas Festival
Washington Village Christmas Festival took place on Saturday 29th November along Spout Lane - between 1pm and 5pmdetails
'Enterprise Week' at Usworth Colliery Primary School
School holds it's 'Enterprise Week' in July.details
Air Cadets Welcome Top Brass
2214 (Usworth) Air Cadets provided with musical instruments through Rotary Foundation grantdetails
Usworth Colliery Primary School 'Enterprise Week'
School initiative supported by Rotary and ASDAdetails
Washington Heritage Festival 2012
The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Iain Kay, visits our displaydetails
'Charity Race Night'
In support of Marie Curie Cancer Care & the Great North Air Ambulance. Venue - the North Biddick Social Club, Bonemill Lane, Washington.details