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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Pink5K cheque presentation to Richard Cogger, Area Fundraiser for St Mary’s Hospice. We were delighted that representatives Daryl Hardy & Chris Moore of our main sponsor The Inn Collection were also present.

Over £6000 donated to good causes!

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Wet weather never deters AK and its supporters!

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A sunny day, daffodils in bloom and AK members have a 'Spring' in their step with lots to look forward to!

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2024 Winners Freshers 
The BEST cafe in town!

Another successful quiz raising £640 for Charity!

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Ambleside Kirkstone Super Stars!

Alec & Margaret celebrate volunteering at their 100th Parkrun

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Harry stars in the Finals!

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AK member Alec Burford clocked up his 100th parkrun Marshalling duty today! And he's 90 years young!

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From Titanic to Orrest Head

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This years Silver Sunday get together and Afternoon Tea

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A new President, AG Linda and a Dame Grand and that's just in July!

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Over £285,000 raised to date and more added to the coffers at the Big Easy Quiz!

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Silver Sunday

Another very enjoyable Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea for elder folk in our community who would otherwise be alone on a Sunday Afternoon

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Christmas Get Togethers

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Another happy Pink5k Walk & Afternoon Tea this year in aid of Bowel Cancer UK

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Environmental Awareness

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An astonishing amount raised in just 4 weeks!

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

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A glorious evening for learning more about Galava Roman Fort

Enjoying fun & friendship in glorious weather

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

From Pink 5K celebration to Crocus planting & Poppy Remembrance

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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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Latest update & information from this local Charity

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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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Happy activities as the club meets in person again!

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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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Community Visits and Events

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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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