2023 Peace in the Park

Rotary Club of Chesham's Peace in the Park 2023: A Resounding Success and Celebration of Unity


Rotary Club of Chesham's Peace in the Park 2023: A Resounding Success and Celebration of Unity

Chesham, Buckinghamshire - 16th September - The Rotary Club of Chesham is thrilled to announce that this year's Peace in the Park event, held at the picturesque Lowndes Park in Chesham, has been hailed as the best event in the park to date. Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace, this annual gathering brought together over 2000 people from across the county to promote harmony, diversity, and artistic expression.

From the moment the event kicked off at noon until the sun set at 6 pm, attendees were treated to a spectacular line-up of performances by a diverse range of artists. The musical talents of Streetlights, The Theatre Shed, Hilltops Ukraine Group, Temoor Alam, Ruby Leigh, Chesham All Girls Band, Alankara School of Dance of Amersham, Hartbeats African Drumming, Emily Yarrow, and Rob Lehane captivated the audience and left everyone in awe. Their outstanding performances added an enchanting atmosphere to the day's festivities together with words of peace from the faith spokespersons, poetry by Karen Luke, Sheila Webb, Clare Pasquale, words of wisdom by the Chesham Youth Council and the Peace Ambassadors from Chiltern Hills Academy. 

Beyond the mesmerizing music, Peace in the Park 2023 featured over 60 stalls representing various organisations, food vendors, community groups, and charities. These stalls injected an explosion of colour and culture into Lowndes Park, creating a vibrant and lively atmosphere that truly embraced the spirit of unity and peace.

Mr. Parveiz Aslam MBE, the overall organiser of the event, shared his thoughts on this remarkable day, saying, "Peace in the Park brings communities together, allowing everyone to express themselves, especially in these times of hardship around the world. It's an opportunity for us all to stand united in promoting peace and understanding." He also paid tribute to Jeremy Gilley, the founder of Peace One Day, whose vision has inspired countless individuals and organisations to work towards a more peaceful world and his neighbour Adrian Begon who instigated the idea of bringing a Peace event to Chesham. 

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Rotary Club of Chesham, Silverson, Mad Squirrel, Trekkers, Kalpesh Patel, and Chiltern Hills Academy. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the day and to the local community for their unwavering support.

Rotary Club of Chesham's Peace in the Park 2023 proved to be a remarkable celebration of peace, diversity, and unity. It not only showcased the incredible talent within our community but also reinforced the importance of coming together to make a positive impact in the world. We look forward to continuing this tradition and hope to see even more people join us in spreading the message of peace in the years to come.


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Inner Wheel Putting Evening

On Tuesday 17th July 2018 the annual titanic struggle took place between opposing teams for the 'Texas Scramble’ golfing match. This was followed by the putting competition and supper organised and hosted by Inner Wheel.

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Putting Evening

Over 50 members of the two clubs took part in this event held at Little Hay Golf Complex

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Letters of thanks received by Chesham Rotary

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The young chef competition was held on the 19th November at Pipers Corner School.

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Young Photographer

Chesham Rotary Club held the local round of the National Young Photographer competition, where local youngsters took photos based on a ‘Wild Nature‘ theme.

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Chiltern Hills Academy launches its first Interact Club

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The Rotary Club of Chesham promises to respect the confidentiality of any personal data members or supporters share with us.

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Morgan Car Factory

Chesham Rotarians and partners visited the Morgan car factory on the 28th March 2019

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Rotary recognises the service given by one member of the Chiltern Chamber of commerce who has given unselfish support to the community for many years.

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Silversons Presentation

Silverson Machines Limited recognised for Excellence in Manufacturing and services to the Chesham Community.

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Theatre Shed

Cheques have been presented to those organisations that collected with the Rotary Santa Sleigh

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Rotarians Mervyn Edwards and Chris Marsh give their report to members concerning the Christmas 2021 activities

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Chesham Rotary Logo

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Anne Coney spoke to the Rotary Club of Chesham in April

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Santa Tracker

In Christmas 2017 Chesham Club pushed the technology barrier and used an Online Tracker System to pin point the actual location of Santa directly onto the club website as it was happening.

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Stroke Awareness Day

The Rotary Club of Chesham once again organised the annual Stroke Awareness Day on Saturday 12th May 2018

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Kids Out 2019

Chesham Rotary took children and carers to Whipsnade Zoo on 12th June.
See the letters of thanks from the children on this page

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CRACC

This was an incredible show of local talent by children and adults from Chesham and surrounding area. The versatility, inspiration and professionalism shown by the artistes was absolutely amazing.

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Crocus Planting

Crocus planting for World Polio Day Wednesday 24th October 2018

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Technology Tournament 2019

A Technology Tournament was hosted by the Chiltern Hills Academy on Friday 1st March organised by the Rotary Clubs of Amersham, Chesham, and Great Missenden.

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Santa's Sleigh schedule is now finished for Christmas 2023. He has visited streets in and around Chesham.

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Santa

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A great time was had by all at Chesham Rotary's black tie dinner on Saturday 22nd April

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Young Citizen

Chesham Rotary awards this years 'Young Citizen' to Jenson Thomas

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Rotary Youth Competitions

Thousands of youngsters take part every year in our youth competitions which in most cases take the form of regional heats followed by a national final. The majority are categorised into junior, intermediate and advanced age groups.

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On the 19th August members of Chesham Club and guests attended President Kalpesh Patel's Barbecue.

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BBQ

A great BBQ with good music and lovely weather. September 2019

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Entries are now closed. We will keep you updated with the results.

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Zoom Tea

On Wednesday 17th June, President Jeremy Wyman arranged for a special event to mark the end of his Presidency. A VIRTUAL CREAM TEA !!!

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Young Chef Winner 2019

The Rotary Young Chef competition was held on Saturday 12th January 2019 at Piper's Corner School

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Chiltern Hills Academy Interact Club supporting Wrap Up and Stroke Awareness

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Chesham Rotary were delighted to be able to help the volunteers of the Toy Bank

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The Water Slide

In May this year Chesham Rotary Club supported Mayor Emily Culverhouse in the Mayor’s Charity Water Slide Event held in Lowndes Park.

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The Rotary Clubs of Amersham, Chesham and Great Missenden extend their congratulations to all the winners.

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What's been happening in Chesham in preperation for the Christmas festivities

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Arts Festival 2019

Chesham Rotary helped with stewarding and presented 2 bursaries.

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Please use this link if you wish to donate to Chesham Rotary

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The Youth Council of Chesham organised the inaugural Chesham and Villages Young People Community Awards

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Peace in the Park

A huge 'thank you' to every single person who came along.

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CVMVC

Celebration of 25 years of the Chess Valley Male Voice Choir. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Chesham 23rd March 2019

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Presentation to Heritage House

Chesham Rotary club has donated a commercial microwave and a blender for use in the cafe

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Presentation of cheques

Chesham Rotary have made several donations recently.

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PHF Awards

At the end of June, The Rotary Club of Chesham presented two local people with the most prestigious award from Rotary Foundation and International – THE PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP.

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Whiskey Tasting Evening

A successful whiskey tasting evening on 22nd November with John and Maggie Cook

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Next Route

Old Town Route

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Rotary Club of Chesham's Peace in the Park 2023: A Resounding Success and Celebration of Unity

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Rotary at Chesham Carnival

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Paul Harris Award

Presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Paul Brooks on Sunday 19th May 2019

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Chesham Grammar

The Mayor of Chesham, Rotary Club of Chesham and Chiltern Chamber of Commerce were delighted to present a Special Recognition Award to the students of Chesham Grammar School

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Chesham Rotary has one or two speakers or visitors each month during our meetings. Have a look at what has been happening recently.

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Looking for something fun and entertaining to add the “WOW” factor to your event whilst also allowing you to raise additional funds for your cause!! Look no further than using the Rotary Club of Chesham Games.

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Ivingswood Planting

Report on the work at Ivingswood during August and September 2020, by Chesham Rotary.

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A Technology Tournament was hosted by the Chiltern Hills Academy on Friday 24th February. This was organised by the Rotary Clubs of Chesham, Amersham, and Great Missenden.

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Young Musician District Final

Chesham Rotary Candidate, Greg Bealing, Wins the District Final

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Chesham Rotary Club would like to thank residents and visitors to Chesham who supported our Christmas Float over the Christmas period and made our collections for local charities such a success. You can donate here

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Santa

Santa's Visit Programme for 2023 has been finalised. He will be visiting streets in and around Chesham.You can get to the Santa Tracker from this page.

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Some of the photos that were taken during the christmas in Chesham celebrations held on the 24th November 2017

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Chesham Rotary 70th Charter Night

A great time was had by all at Chesham Rotary's black tie dinner on Saturday 23rd September

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Winners

The Technology Tournament for teams of Secondary Schoolchildren.
The 2018 Technology Tournament took place on 23rd February at the Chiltern Hills Academy, Chesham.

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