Welcome to Spring 2024!

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


Spring is on its way and club members have a Spring in their step!

We were delighted to welcome DG Pam to our meeting and to hear about the exciting plans for the District Rotafest24. We’ll be there!  Pam in turn enjoyed our Rotary ethos recognising that fun fosters positive outcomes both financially and socially and wanted to know much more about our annual charitable quiz, particularly the coveted Smarty Pants Trophy!

Additionally, we were proud to introduce her to PIES (Partners in Education Swaziland), a charity we have supported for a number of years through our retired Treasurer and now Honorary Member Alan Katz. www.piescharity.org.uk  The charity provides a Meal a Day and basic education for the most vulnerable children in Eswatini (Swaziland)

President Colin recently attended the inauguration of the new ramp at the Blackwell Sailing for the Disabled club house at Bowness. AK, along with other local Rotary clubs, were involved in raising funds to build and erect better access for those using the facilities.

Looking ahead, we're excited to host our annual Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea on March 3rd, providing a sociable afternoon for those in the community living alone. It’s always a most enjoyable afternoon and greatly appreciated by the participants.

Our upcoming meetings include open sessions welcoming local residents. DC Claire Keys of Cumbria Constabulary will present "Stop! Think Fraud" at the Wesley Room Parish Centre on March 26th. And mark your calendars for the return of the Big Easy Quiz on April 12th, where the Smarty Pants Trophy awaits the ultimate victor!

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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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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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