April 2020 Update

An Unforgettable Month


With all Rotary meetings and events cancelled our monthly update is a good way to remind ourselves that AK is alive and kicking ……………  albeit virtually.

We held a very successful zoom council meeting.  The treasurer confirmed that £625.00 has been donated to the Foodbank which covers both Windermere and Ambleside district.

Later in the month we received a request for financial help towards a ‘Soup Delivery Project’ being coordinated by Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust to which £250.00 has now been donated.

Ambleside Parish Centre continues to be the main hub for volunteers to help those self-isolating locally during the Coronavirus lockdown. Members in both Ambleside and Windermere are volunteering through existing self-help groups rather than reinventing the wheel and setting up a specific AK volunteering hub.

A new WhatsApp group has been established with a group of members virtually walking from the New Forest to Coniston – both homes of our regular Rotary friends Richard & Carole. The route and places of interest en route are recorded each day with members individual mileage admirably added by Colin.

It’s very encouraging to see our members keeping in contact via WhatsApp, email  and phone conversations. Our AGM is planned as a virtual meeting via Zoom when we all look forward to seeing everyone on screen.

               

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£2500 for St Mary's Hospice

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An astonishing amount raised in just 4 weeks!

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Latest update & information from this local Charity

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Happy activities as the club meets in person again!

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Good things happen when you have fun £645 raised for P.I.E.S

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Members & friends enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Lunch at the Brown Horse WInster

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Presentation to Becky Brown Area Fundraiser for St Mary's Hospice

From Pink 5K celebration to Crocus planting & Poppy Remembrance

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Martin Clark takes a very early dip to raise more donations for our Pink 5K Appeal for St Mary's Hospice!

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A great afternoon walk followed by delicious scones and a cuppa all in aid of St Mary's Hospice

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A happy afternoon of chatting, singing and a delicious Afternoon Tea

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From Antarctica to Ambleside Action for a Future

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Members and friends enjoying an evening of happy banter, delicious food and most importantly friendship AK style

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A glorious evening for learning more about Galava Roman Fort

Enjoying fun & friendship in glorious weather

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Reducing our Carbon Footprint and Community Fund Raising excitement

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The story of Aunt Maggie's Bloomers!

At last we enjoy a outdoor meeting without Zoom!

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We Marched into March enjoying Coastlines, Castles, Turkey, St Kilda and St Patrick

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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." George Orwell, 1984 Meanwhile, here at AK Rotary members were introduced to Strigiformes even before our Call my Bluff evening!

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A positive vibe in the air!

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                       All in the Pink at the Stepping Stones

At last we meet socially and have fun!

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How lucky we are to live in such a wonderful location

Despite the Covid pandemic having dominated all lives and events during this year, AK has continued with friendship and service locally and internationally - just on a smaller and different scale.

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Bearathons and Tea t'Door

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A socially distanced welcome to President Val and help from Rotary Clubs around the Coast

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'WE STOOD SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AS A FAMILY AND FAILURE WAS NOT AN OPTION.'

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New Members and Recycling - rubbish not members!

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More Zoom, a 1374 Mile Walk & a virtual Pint at Lands End!

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Let's go for a walk someone said!

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An Unforgettable Month

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Poppies to parkruns a busy month with lots of community involvement

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A month the UK will never forget

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Auld Grey Town to Willow Lanterns

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A Month of Storms, Fraud, Bridge and Caring for others

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Over £2400 raised for Alzheimer's Research UK at this years DUCK RACE!

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An amazing afternoon of Pink Fun raising vital funds for Target Ovarian Cancer

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Welcome to Summer!

Water Projects, Pink Bling, Family Heirlooms and Japan

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Community Visits and Events

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From Apple Grafting to Shelter Box

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Where it all started in July 2018

July 2018 - July 2019 A Great Year "Thank You" Everyone!

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69 large poppies, inscribed with the name of a local man who gave his life in WW1 have been erected on lamp -posts around the town.

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