Community Chest Awards 2019

Wed, Sep 18th 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A chance for the groups who have had awards to tell us about their projects and learn a little about Rotary

Fourteen groups were awarded grants from this year's Community Chest and 13 of them came to the evening meeting to answer questions about their projects. David Houghton was the compere for this part of the evening; he explained that since 2016 we had given over £21,000 to over 30  community groups.

Each representative told us about their use of the Community Chest grant and it was a delight to see how much help our grants are.  It was helpful to Rotarians to learn about this , but equally rewarding was seeing how much "community networking" went on between the groups and Rotarians. As we were making arrangements for Madresfield catering and the RFOD half marathon marshalling, the groups got a flavour of how we earn the money for the Community Chest.

We welcomed District Governor Judy Powell and her husband to the meeting and put her to work inducting our newest member Eamonn Mullally.

A really enjoyable evening.

The grants were given to

Bosbury Scouts ; Drill Hall Memorial; Eastnor School; Ledbury Bells; Ledbury Bowls Club; Ledbury Carnival; Ledbury Community Choir ; Ledbury Rugby Club; Ledbury Youth Activities; Madison Shelbie Trust; SWIFTS; Sealed Knot; Visually Impaired Club

Photos by Frank Carrington

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The pop up tent at Ledbury Primary School

Life Education SCARF "tent" came to Ledbury Primary School and Eastnor. School

2019 winners

The 2020 chest has now beem postponed

One of the board games

The School used their Community Chest grant to provide actual board games

President Bernie and Jan

As Jan is moving the Club presented her with a Paul Harris Sapphire award in recognition of all her service to Rotary and the local community

A surprise Unicorn

The local Rainbows went to stables in Bromyard as a special day out using their 2018 Community Chest grant

The latest course in Tobago Training the trainers with attendees from 27 countries

The Diabetic Foot care programme begun in Tobago has grown involving other Rotary Clubs in the Caribbean, UK, Canada and America working with the IDF.

Dr Who Float

Early carnival photos