August 2021 Update

Reducing our Carbon Footprint and Community Fund Raising excitement


As briefly reported in our ‘Summer get-together at Brathay’ August got off to a great start with our ‘Presidents Change Over Evening’.  Not so much a ‘change over’ but a thank you to Val for leading us through a most unprecedented year and for agreeing to take on the mantel once again for our current year. It was, as usual, a happy evening of chat, banter, delicious food but most importantly meeting up in person again.

Our meetings continued, via zoom, with a presentation from John Miles on Rotary Global Sight Solutions. The charity has established more than 50 Rotary-run eye hospitals in the developing world. More info on this evening to follow.

Our second speaker for the month was Molly Hogg, Project Manager of Cumbria action for Sustainability. (CAfS) https://cafs.org.uk

Molly joined CAfS in 2020, initially to support Ambleside’s sustainability ambitions.

Molly outlined the charity’s vision, including practical help available to bring about a more sustainable way of life in Cumbria. Working closely with Ambleside’s own Ambleside Action for a Future https://aafaf.uk  to empower and enable people, communities and businesses to live and work more sustainably by sharing knowledge, practice, skills, networks and practical experience and for us all to reduce our carbon footprint.

We are delighted that we can once again start our fund-raising events and are full steam ahead for our PINK 5K WALK on Sunday September 26th in aid of St Marys Hospice. Full details www.pink5k.co.uk

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

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An astonishing amount raised in just 4 weeks!

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£2500 for St Mary's Hospice

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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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Reducing our Carbon Footprint and Community Fund Raising excitement

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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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The story of Aunt Maggie's Bloomers!

At last we enjoy a outdoor meeting without Zoom!

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

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

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New Members and Recycling - rubbish not members!

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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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