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 For several years some of our club members have helped this charity on a regular basis by delivering hot meals in the Stockport area.
more We are proud to announce that we are now designated as a Stockport Community Champion.
more We have placed Buddy Bench signs on 10 benches throughout the Borough and are looking for 10 more locations.
more We again collected warm coats for the needy this year .
more On Sunday 19th June we held another successful Open Gardens event. The event raised over £9500 for a variety of charities.
more These are realistic looking robotic cats that respond when being handled by people . We provided some for local care homes.
more The club planted up and delivered pots of seasonal plants to 63 local care homes.
more This was our 9th Open Gardens Event and was a welcome opportunity for people to attend an outdoor event in aid of charity.
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 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 Date for your diary , details will follow closer to the event.