Projects we have Completed / Supporting
Spennymoor Town Council February 2018 helping
with the funding for the Cow Plantation Site with £150 towards the Planting of
the Trees for their Site.
Spennymoor Town Council providing our own Tree for Jubilee Park after some trees which have been planted for some number of years have to be removed for Safety and Health Reasons.
Spennymoor Town Band May 2018 helping with the funding for their Brass Band National competition with £200 towards the cost of the event.
Spennymoor Youth Council May 2018 with Picnic in the Park to respect Suffrage 100 Years for the Vote for Women in Parliament providing £200 towards the cost of the Shuggy Boats and in addition our Members Martin and Jazmin provide an extra £200 from their own funds to the Boats and helping on the day.
Swimathon May 2018 Our Main Contribution – with Rotary Club of Bishop Auckland, Sedgefield, Newton Aycliffe and Lions Club of Darlington Provided the Annual Swimathon Event which has been going since 1982 and has raised over £300,000 for local Clubs and national charities and good causes for which teams get sponsored for 55 minutes of swimming relay and the money raised by each team half is for their chosen provider and half is returned to our Swimathon Team for which this year £2,500 was provide to the MRI Scanner Appeal for Darlington and Bishop Auckland Hospital Machines.
John Culine MBE President of the Showmans Guild of Great Britain June 2018 with attendance from Rotary Club of Crook Members came and gave us a talk about the life and events of been a Showman and helping the War Effort.
Sheltbox August 2018 £600 towards disasters of
World Events providing Emergency Relief with the cost and goods to help and
support people after tragic World events.
Spennymoor Poppy Appeal November 2018 Martin and Jazmin Orrick helping and selling Poppys towards Remembering of our fallen heroes. Donating as a Club £300 to the Royal British Legion Club and also attended Remberance Service and our President laying a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of our Club.
Planting Crocuses in Tudhoe Green and arranging
for planting at St Pauls Church near the Town.
Christmas Message Our Main Event Every Year Spennymoor Rotary Club organises a Christmas Hamper Draw in support of local community organisations. First Prize is a luxury hamper worth over £100 with a chocoholics hamper and whisky among the other prizes. But his is a draw with a difference. Club Secretary Martin Orrick explained why "We realised that there are a lot of very small, but very active community organisations in Spennymoor" he said. "Raising the money for the prizes would be a major problem for them. So we take care of that, and invite local organisations to sell the tickets. All the money they raise once it has gone through the club's accounts, is returned to them. It doesn't cost them anything, it raises their profile, and it gives them valuable support. Clubs raised over £724 towards this event in December 2018.