September 2021 Update

At last we meet socially and have fun!


Our zoom meeting in September gave us an update on the ‘Send a Cow’ Mission – an organisation we helped some 10 years ago. The charities ethos is to give Ugandan refugee communities and families the hope and the means to secure their own futures from the land and to become self-sufficient.

Rotary have played a vital role in supporting Send a Cow since 1988, helping over two million people in rural Africa to gain the skills and confidence to grow their own food and to build thriving businesses.

The challenge now is for Rotary Clubs to help raise £20,000 to support 769 families in three refugee settlements across Uganda.  Volunteer ‘Peer Farmers’ provide training and seeds for neighbouring families meaning they can grow nutritious vegetables, quickly. Once families are growing enough to feed their children, they are able to consider selling the surplus in their new community, and setting up small businesses. The income they earn can buy essentials like soap and clothes, and they can invest in their farms. Families also learn to make home improvements such as building an energy saving stove from local materials, a clean latrine and a tip tap.

We are delighted that we have been able to donate £570 towards this project which will support 5 families to continue this vital work towards self-sufficiency.

For the first time in over 18 months members and friends met for a club meal and social chat, choosing Windermere Golf Club as a venue.  Over a delicious meal it soon became obvious from the general level of noise, laughter & chat that we had all missed such get together!

The highlight of the month was our very successful Pink 5K Walk in aid of St Marys Hospice. Ambleside Parish Centre once again became a hub of activity as walkers and dogs – many 2 legged and 4 legged in fancy dress – registered ready for their walk to Pelter Bridge and returning in time for delicious home-made scones and a welcome cuppa.

To date over £2,100 has been raised with more donations trickling in daily. We are very grateful for the extra publicity and donations which have resulted from Martin Clark taking a dip in Grasmere Lake suitably (or not) attired in a pink wig & tutu!  This resulted in an interview on Radio Cumbria and further donations being pledged. Thank You Team Clark!

September has felt very positive and the social events have made such a difference, not only to the club, but to the community too.  We have received so many lovely messages of thanks and support for arranging the Pink 5K after what has seemed an eternity of meeting via zoom!

 

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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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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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