The Rotary Club of Hawick welcomed Nancy Inglis as guest speaker at their meeting of 31st October. She spoke about taking part in Women v Cancer: Ride the Night, a sponsored over-night cycle ride in London, along with her friend Jane Pow.
Three charities benefited from the money raised: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Nancy and Jane had hoped to raise £500, but actually achieved £3000 to add to the £6 million raised by this event over the past five years.
After Nancy had answered a host of questions from interested Rotarians, Past President Tommy Mulvee gave the vote of thanks.
14 Hawick High School pupils took part recently in our annual Young Chef competition at Hawick High School. They had an hour and a half to cook a main course and dessert and were judged on the whole process as well as the end results. The standard was so high, the meals were delicious, and they all deserved praise but only two could be chosen to go forward to the Borders Area finals. First place went to Ruathy Brogan, second Kaitlin Borthwick, with Elliot Stanger as reserve.
Competitions don’t just happen and thanks go to Morrisons for providing the food – particularly Charlene Bell for filling the boxes and Emily Grabowski for helping judge the competition. Shona Murray and the Home Economics staff organised the competition for us and were there for the pupils during it. Eileen Smith helped with judging. The Border Area finals are being held in the High School in early January.
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Our Vocational & Community Committee concentrates on supporting local community groups and on youth activities, often in collaboration with Hawick High School and with Primary Schools in the town.more