On Wednesday, the 21st. of February, Club members gathered the Workhouse Gym at the Cambrian Centre, Queens Road, on Richmond Hill to take part in a sponsored Exercise Decathlon; with the aim of raising funds to buy equipment suitable for use by physically challenged members of the local community.
The event was organised by the Club's Vocational Chairman, after two of the gym Supervisors, Jill and Janet had spoken, as after dinner speakers, to club members as to the aims and aspirations of this Charity run Gym.
The three main fundraisers were Rotarian Sue, Honorary Member Mo and regular guest Simone who all rapidly completed their ten tasks under the able supervision and advice of Janet, Jill and Bill;; the three gym supervisors who came in to advise, supervise and encourage the Rotarian participants.
Participating members arrived during the course of the evening and were supported in their physical exertions by comments and advice from earlier arrivals. Some of the exercising participants excelled themselves, as shown in the photos, despite a variety of physical challenges.
The event has raised over
more Sue distributed 57 bags to local schools (Queen's, Darell & Riverside) and 9 to Crossroads Care.
more Sue delivered 12 Christmas food bags on behalf of the club to families at local schools and 8 to families with special needs at Crossroads Care. All of the children are on free school meals!
more Demand for foodbanks is predicted to go up by 50% in 2022 and families in our community are having to make the impossible decision to choose between staying warm or buying food. You can help these families today.
more We are delighted to be able to supply food for Richmond Food Bank. The demand for food parcels continues.
more This year we distributed Usborne Dictionaries to 6 of the Kew Primary schools. Here, Peter King, left, and George Goddard meet year 5's at Kew Riverside Primary School.
more 8th February 2017. Lively Jazz from Paul Williams and Friends! Delicious Dinner kindly donated by the Maid of Honour!
more Here are children from Kew Green Preparatory School. Kew Village Market generously finance the purchase of the Dictionaries.
more A cheque for £500 to Kew Neighbourhood Association.
more Anton, David and Seni were among those members on duty on the Stall near Kew Gardens station on Sunday, 7th August 2016.
more On Friday 24th June, the five Rotary Clubs in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames came together to run a Technology Tournament for local schools.
more Thanks to all concerned for an excellent evening.
more Members enjoy a tour of The House of Commons.
more Look out for Santa in driving around the Roads of Kew!
more Induction of RIBI President, Peter King.
more Sunday, 2nd March 2014. We were delighted that the Kew Sunday Market organizers again gave us a donation towards the cost of the Dictionaries for Schools.
more Stroke Awareness at the National Archives.
more A selection of hand made Christmas wreaths are on sale to raise money in support of Rotary charities. They can also be purchased at the "Kew Sparkle evening" on 6th December.
more Rotary Chicken photos.
more Photo gallery
more The jokes!
more RIBI President
more Kids Out
more Charter Aniversary
more Wine and Chestnuts
more Able's picture
more Shelter Boxes
more Community Vocational
more Umhlanger School Computer
more Music ans Art in Romania.
more August 2009. The club undertake the job of re-painting Effi's shop front.
more Polio campaign
more The Stoop.
more Photo Gallery
more We were downstairs at Sammy's Bar in Teddington.
more 14th August 2010
more 2010 Vocational Award
more Twickenham's annual quiz night is always a popular event. On this occasion we were delighted to present a cheque jointly with the Rotary Club of Twickenham for £1000 to The Mulberry Centre which gives information and support to cancer sufferers.
more The Courses are run by GO KIDS GO. Our task is to find a venue for a course and do much of the administration and promotion. We are indebted to Enjoy Work at Chiswick Park who very kindly agreed to host the last course.
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