November 2021

From Pink 5K celebration to Crocus planting & Poppy Remembrance


Following on from our personation to St Marys Hospice on November 2nd we are delighted that a further £205 has been sent bringing the final total raised from our Pink 5K & Martin’s Swim Challenge to a magnificent £ 2,706. Very many thanks to all concerned!

On Saturday 20th November anyone walking along Vicarage Road to Rothay Park might have been somewhat surprised to see a number of ‘bottoms in the air’ on the verges opposite the school! ‘What are you doing?’ was a frequently asked question! The answer was we were planting 4000 Crocus Bulbs for our End Polio Now Campaign.

We were very grateful to have the help of Luke who kindly strimmed the grass ready for our planting, and it was such a joy to have other than Rotary members coming along to help with the planting. Thank you also to Ambleside Parish Centre who provided much needed hot drinks & cakes, despite being very busy running a Craft Fair.

We look forward to seeing lots of Purple Crocuses in the Spring – a reminder of the Purple4Polio crocus planting to raise awareness for ‘End Polio Now’ Rotary’s global campaign to eradicate polio across the world.

On a very wet Saturday members were out on the streets of Ambleside selling poppies and raising awareness of the RBL Poppy Appeal, raising just over £700.  It is always a privilege to be part of the Street Collections for this appeal. On Remembrance Sunday members attended the annual Remembrance Service at St Marys Church followed by President Val laying one of many wreaths at the War Memorial where the 94 Ambleside men who lost their lives in Service were remembered

Members met via zoom to hear a very interesting talk from David Kozlowski from the MS Society. David, a council member of MS, works with the staff team in England, as well as with local groups, to raise awareness and promote improved treatments and care for those with MS. David lives in Windermere and was originally diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS but transitioned to secondary progressive MS in 2013.  At that point he had to stop working and gave details of the first-hand impact MS can have on employability and the dramatic effect it can have on families. His voluntary work involves pushing for improvements in medicine, diagnostics, treatment and care of those affected by MS. A donation of £100 was made to the Society.

November’s get together was a very enjoyable Fish & Chip Supper at The Lamplighter in Windermere. Many thanks to all at the Lamplighter for making our evening so comfortable and hospitable.

What a great positive month for AK!

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

From Pink 5K celebration to Crocus planting & Poppy Remembrance

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

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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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"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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Auld Grey Town to Willow Lanterns

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A month the UK will never forget

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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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