BEFORE THE Covid pandemic, the President of Seaford Rotary Club chose a charity to support, and at the end of the Presidential term of office a donation, would be made to the chosen charity. During the pandemic this practice was put on hold as funds were much reduced. This year however with funds available following successful fundraising such through the Sleigh collection, Boot Fairs, Bluebell Walk and other schemes, Immediate Past President Ann Reed was able to select a charity to support.
Ann, who was also diagnosed with the cancer in 2023, chose the charity Macmillan Cancer Support to be the recipient of the donation, and the donation cheque was presented to Nyree Ashby, a RFM (Relationship Fundraising Manger) for Macmillan Cancer Support when she came to talk to the Club on 23rd August 2023.
Ann said “I want to thank the members of Seaford Rotary for generously making a £1,000 available during my time as your President for me to donate to a Charity of my choosing. As a person living with Cancer I was pleased to have the opportunity to nominate Macmillan Cancer Support as my chosen charity. I am also conscious of members and spouses in our Club who have similar experiences with cancer and I want my donation to recognise their experiences as well.”
“My experience of cancer during the second part of my year as President and now as Immediate Past President has given me a very real appreciation of the role and work of Macmillan Cancer Support. Nyree in her presentation showed the range of support available and I have already benefitted from their nursing support, plain language information in their publications and on their website and as well as their counselling support services. It’s important to know that Macmillan also provide ‘care for the carers’ of people living with cancer. I have a high regard for all NHS staff and through Nyree’s presentation I understand why the Macmillan Cancer Specialist Nurses who have looked after me are so very good at what they do. Macmillan are clearly very useful and a comfort to people living with cancer but they are also an important asset in developing cancer care within the NHS. I have met excellent example of Macmillan caring in my visits to Conquest, Brighton and Eastbourne Hospitals and am so grateful to Macmillan for their holistic care."
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.
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.
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.
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.
more Seaford Rotary has completed the installation of signs to indicate the location of the three defibrillators along the seafront.
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.
more PRESIDENT MIKE Ogilvie joined around 100 people at Newhaven harbour on 28th April for the unveiling of Newhaven Fishermen's Memorial.
more 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.
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.
more Visitors flocking to the Seaford seaside are encouraged to follow the ‘Seagulls’ and help support Seaford’s town centre.
more THIRTY-TWO senior citizens were treated to the Rotary Christmas party on 23rd November held at St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Road.
more Frank Thompson and Clive Livingstone have installed a replacement Golden Jubilee bench at the Jubilee Gardens on Steyne Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
more During the Covid pandemic Seaford Rotary has been supporting Seahaven Storehouse foodbank in several ways.
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.
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
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.
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
more Seaford Rotarians made an average of 65 deliveries to needy families totalling an average 1950 kg of food each week in July.
more Annual Senior citizens Christmas party at St James Trust November 2019
more President Keith Ross judging the Seaford Horticultural Show 3 August 2019
more Para Games 2019 was held on Sunday 11th August at Wave Leisure Centre, Seaford
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.
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.
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.
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