Volunteer’s Thank You Buffet Evening

ON FRIDAY 12th March, volunteers who helped Seaford Rotary collect a record sum by accompanying Santa’s sleigh through the streets of Seaford in December, were welcomed at the Crossways Church, Blatchington Hall to a thank you buffet meal.

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From the left:  Tony Humphreys (Martello Rotary), Grainne O’Kill and Vice President Clive Livingstone with the specialist air filter and heater

Donation of Specialist Air Filter and Heater

more GRAINNE O’KILL, the Social Prescriber at the Seaford Medical Practice asked if Seaford and Martello Seaford Rotary Clubs could help a gentleman who had complex medical problems including Sjorgren's Syndrome.

Geoff Lowles and Mike Roper cleaning the exterior panelling working their way from the rear to the front of the caravan

Caravan Cleaning for Children with Cancer

more During spring or early summer, Seaford Rotarians armed with buckets, sponges, brushes, cloths, cleaning materials, and step ladders and refreshments travel to Combe Haven Caravan Park, St Leonards to clean a Children with Cancer Fund (CWCF) caravan.

Pam Russell, Development Director, St Wilfred’s Hospice receiving the donation cheque from President Mandy Davis

Christmas Card Donations

more Each Christmas, members of Seaford Rotary send their seasonal wishes to other members in an electronic Christmas Greeting card. Members make a nominal donation which is given to a charity.

Presentation of the donation by Immediate Past President Ann Reed to Nyree Ashby from Macmillan Cencer Support with President Mandy Davis

President's donation to Macmillan Cancer Support

more President of Seaford Rotary Club choses a charity to support, and at the end of the Presidential term of office a donation is made to the chosen charity

Peter Fenwick as Master of Ceremonies singing ‘Willkommen! And bienvenue! Welcome!’ from the musical Cabaret to welcome the guests

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party 2023

more As the guests arrived, they sat down to a drink of sherry or orange juice before being formally welcomed by President Mandy. Peter Fenwick acting as master of ceremonies set out the afternoons programme.

Vice President Clive Livingstone presenting the donation cheque to Dawn Woodgate from Seahaven Storehouse

Donation to Seahaven Storehouse

more THE WATER heater that has been used by those working in the Seahaven Foodbank had come to the end of its life. Seaford Rotary was happy to support the essential work that the foodbank does and agreed to fund a new unit.

Launch of the boat at Piddinghoe Lake by Clive Livingstone

Launch of Hansa 303 Dingy for disabled sailors

more Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club have been enabling people with a disability to sail since 2019. Seaford Rotary was recently approached by the sailing club to help them replace a boat that was beyond repair.

President Ann Reed presenting the donation to Dawn Woodgate, Seahaven Storehouse watched by Santa with two elves

Christmas Fun and a Presentation to Seahaven Storehouse

more ON THURSDAY 22nd December, Santa, his Sleigh and Rotary President Ann Reed swooped down to make a very special day for families attending the last drop-in Storehouse before the two-week shutdown over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Hi-Tyme entertaining the party goers

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party 2022

more WE WERE pleased to welcome 38 guests to this year’s Senior Citizens’ Party at St Luke’s Church Hall. As the guests arrived, they sat down to a drink of sherry or orange juice before being formally welcomed by President Ann Reed.

Rotarian Frank Thompson installing the sign at Bönningstedt beach huts

Defibrillator Signs along the Seafront

more Seaford Rotary has completed the installation of signs to indicate the location of the three defibrillators along the seafront.

Vice President Ann Reed presenting the donation cheque to Mick Etheridge with Onyx and Pam Byrne with Poppy

Donation to Guide Dogs for the Blind

more Last March, whilst the country was in lockdown due to the Covid pandemic, a talk was given remotely via Zoom to Seaford Rotary by Mick Etheridge and Pam Byrne from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Fishermen’s Memorial, Newhaven

more PRESIDENT MIKE Ogilvie joined around 100 people at Newhaven harbour on 28th April for the unveiling of Newhaven Fishermen's Memorial.

President Martin McGill (4th from left) presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dawn Woodgate from Seahaven Storehouse

Award of Rotary Certificate of Appreciation to Seahaven Storehouse

more On Thursday 3rd June, Seaford Rotary President Martin McGill presented Dawn Woodgate and her Seahaven Storehouse team a Rotary Certificate of Appreciation. Rotarians Mike Ogilvie, Arif Essaji and Ken Holt were also present.

Councillor Rodney Reed, Mayor of Seaford officially opening the storm gate leading to the town centre watched by Rotarian Clive Livingstone who installed the gate.

Opening of the Seaford Gateway

more Visitors flocking to the Seaford seaside are encouraged to follow the ‘Seagulls’ and help support Seaford’s town centre.

Mary Hawes serving refreshments to the party guests

Senior Citizen's Party

more THIRTY-TWO senior citizens were treated to the Rotary Christmas party on 23rd November held at St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Road.

Golden Jubilee bench replaced

more Frank Thompson and Clive Livingstone have installed a replacement Golden Jubilee bench at the Jubilee Gardens on Steyne Road.

Day of Support for the Mayor of Seaford’s Charity Initiative

more Seaford Rotary linked with NP&SL, Martello Rotary, National Coastwatch Institution and Seaford Bonfire Society to help local charities to expand their profile, raise funds and recruit volunteers at the Support our Seaford Charities Day.

Promenade Storm Gate

more After many months sorting out the approval for the new storm gate it was installed on June 1st by Ken Holt and Clive Livingstone.

Final delivery in 2020 from Seahaven Storehouse

more The final delivery of the year consisting of Christmas boxes of treats, toys, and a bag of fresh vegetables per family was made today to homes across the Havens and Seaford.

Mary Hawes receives the radios from Rotary President Martin McGill supported by Nick Mallinson MD of Seahaven FM and Rotarian Clive Livingstone

Radios for the Lonely

more WORKING together Seahaven FM and Seaford Rotary thought that there might be several people in the area who might be isolated particularly during the Covid 19 lockdown.

President Martin McGill presenting a cheque for £1000 to Dawn Woodgate from Seahaven Storehouse

Helping the Seahaven Storehouse Foodbank

more During the Covid pandemic Seaford Rotary has been supporting Seahaven Storehouse foodbank in several ways.

Wreath Laying at the War Memorial

more This year due to the social distance restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual remembrance laying of wreaths at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday was not able to take place.

Little Book of Phone Scams

more Following our recent information on scams in the Little Book of Big Scams, we now bring you a follow up with the Little Booklet of Phone Scams

From right to left:  President Martin McGill, Barbara Mine, Chair of Friends of Bishopstone Station and Seaford Mayor Rodney Reed

A Socially Distanced Handover of Bishopstone Station Planters

more THE FORMAL handover of two planters at Bishopstone station to the “Friends of Bishopstone Station” occurred on 30th October when President Martin McGill presented the planters to their Chair Barbara Mine.

‘The Presentation of Young Persons Award for Service to the Seaford Community’

more WORK was brought to a stop for a few minutes at the Seahaven food bank, Vale Road, when Seaford Rotary marked the contribution made by the young people with a certificate to recognise their volunteer work in support of the Seahaven Storehouse Foodbank dur

Food bags and boxes ready for delivery

Seahaven Storehouse Foodbank Diary

more Seaford Rotarians made an average of 65 deliveries to needy families totalling an average 1950 kg of food each week in July.

Senior citizens Xmas party 2019

more Annual Senior citizens Christmas party at St James Trust November 2019

Seaford Horticultural Show

more President Keith Ross judging the Seaford Horticultural Show 3 August 2019

Para Games 2019

more Para Games 2019 was held on Sunday 11th August at Wave Leisure Centre, Seaford

Little Book of BIG Scams

more The Rotary Club of Seaford together and Business Partners support have reproduced a series of monthly extracts from ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ in Seaford Scene to increase awareness of the risks to becoming a victim of a scam.

Three of the cleaning crew outside the caravan

Caravan Cleaning for Children with Cancer

more It was somebody’s very good idea to revive the service we gave to the Children with Cancer (CWC) charity in Polegate for whom we used to clean their caravan at Combe Haven Holiday Park at St Leonards, ready for summer visitors in the soon-to-start season.

Inaugural Seaford Beach Parkrun

more Parkruns have been set up across the UK over the past few years. They are community events for runners of all standards and ages to encourage physical and mental health. They are non-competitive and open to everyone.

Beachy Head Chapliancy Team donation

more 25th February 2019

Rotary centenary clock in Broad Street

more 21st February 2019

Seaford Rotary and the Seaford Community Cinema

more 30th January 2019

Seahaven Storehouse

more 20th December 2018

Senior Ciizens' Christmas Party

more 23rd November 2018

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