Members of The Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter and its E Club recently took part in the annual charity ten pin bowling competition organised by Walthew House, an independent charity in Stockport that provides support for people with hearing and sight loss.
Walthew House has its own blind bowling team who meet weekly at the Parrs Wood Venue. And they’re good !
Sighted contestants were given a choice of different masks and glasses which represented various sight conditions from tunnel vision to total blindness and asked to bowl with these in place, not an easy task as one Lamplighter, John Palmer, found as one of his bowls went completely astray and into the side lane.
This was a morning of great fun whilst raising much need funds for the charity and is just one way that Lamplighters are able to help their local community.
more The club planted up and delivered pots of seasonal plants to 63 local care homes.
more The Club organised the collection of new childrens pyjamas for distribution to local hospitals.
more A video presentation of how the Lamplighters have operated during a full year of lockdown.
more Held at Heaton Mersey Community Centre on St Johns Road. Just a few of the many photos are shown below.
more Photo Gallery of event on 22nd September , great turnout from members to help promote Rotary in the local community .
more Over the four weeks of the campaign late in 2019 we put collection boxes in local stores and collected almost 3000 items of clothing ! #PeopleOfAction
more Carrying on with our decoration of Norwood House.
more 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.
more A display of scarecrows was organised at the station by the Rotary club along with other groups, See details below.
more Club members organise the collection and delivery of food donated by local people to take to food banks .
more In an effort to further boost community spirit and combat loneliness , the Club has sponsored signage for Buddy Benches #PeopleOfAction
more 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.
more This outdoors event will go ahead as planned following government guidelines . We may occasionally have to ask people to wait a few minutes before entering a garden if numbers are too great , particularly for the smaller gardens.