Summer 2023

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


July was off to a great start with our annual President’s Changeover Jacobs Join at Brathay where members, guests and friends of the club enjoyed an excellent evening of laughter, chat and delicious food.  The following week we were delighted to welcome 4 members of Ythan Valley Rotary Club near to Aberdeen and AG Linda to the AGM and Club Assembly. The formalities were swiftly completed with excellent reports of our very successful year, despite reduced member numbers.

Our International causes in 22-23 raised a total sum of £9648.07 with the main contributions from our static bucket collections for disasters and the Big Easy Quiz held in April raising over £700. Once again, our grateful thanks to Lakeland Ltd and Hayes Garden Centre for allowing our collection buckets at their payment tills.

Our Community work during the Rotary year included a successful Silver Sunday afternoon tea held in February, the date deliberately chosen to offer entertainment in a quieter time of year for events, the Pink 5K walk was well supported raising valuable funds for Bowel Cancer UK and a street collection was held for RBL Poppy Appeal. Individual members continue to give their time and support to the Parish Centre and community interest groups.

An open evening at APC was very well attended by members and local residents excited to hear a talk and excellent presentation by Dame Grand Cross Sue Ion, covering her very distinguished career in the Nuclear Industry and her attendance at King Charles 111 Coronation at Westminster Abbey. Dame Grand Sue speaker’s donation was generously added to donations from those attending which resulted in £150.00 being sent to the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue.

We now look forward to our President’s presentation on The Titanic  - the Unthinkable on Friday 18thAugust and our annual Pink5K which will be held in aid of St Mary’s Hospice on Sunday 24th September.

 

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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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Wet weather never deters AK and its supporters!

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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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This years Silver Sunday get together and Afternoon Tea

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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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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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From Titanic to Orrest Head

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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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