Bury Rotary Club's Senior Citizen's Xmas Party 2016 - 3 course traditional Xmas Turkey Dinner (with drinks) followed by bingo and community carol singing in presence of Bury Mayor (Cllr Mike Connelly) plus a couple of early Xmas gifts to take home!
Last Friday two Manchester Trailblazer Rotary members; Martin and Ipshita, visited The Booth Centre, a day centre for homeless people in Manchester.
Manchester Trailblazers, having supported them on many occasions this year, went to see for themselves the facilities and support that homeless people in Manchester can access.
The Booth Centre offers advice to help find accommodation, work and education. There are hot meals provided and creative and uplifting spaces for their guests to develop skills. Manchester Trailblazers are pleased to say that the service offered by the Booth Centre is exceptional and one they would be glad to support in the future.
The Let’s Loop group in Poynton, have continued throughout 2016, to encourage shops, service counters, Doctors surgeries, supermarkets, banks to make better provision of Induction Loops in our community.
Teams of volunteers led by the local Poynton Rotary Club have been carrying out Loop Checks using local residents, who have Hearing Loss, to identify location's best and worst practices. Many locations were initially found to be below a reasonable standard either through faulty/badly installed equipment or lack of knowledge by counter staff.
Thanks to the volunteer group and some local financial support, Let’s Loop Poynton, together with the UK’s largest hearing charity ‘Action on Hearing Loss’, were able to provide 2 certificated Training Awareness sessions in Poynton in October for staff from premises with Induction loops already installed.
28 delegates from 14 businesses attended the programme and had a great insight into how loss of hearing can have a marked influence on where customers choose to visit when Induction loops are provided. Locally, a further 6 premises have installed Loops and a major supermarket chain is expected to follow suit shortly.
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The Wigan Rotary Junior Speaks winning team recently visited the Mayor and Mayoress, as a treat for their success.
The worthy winners were from Our Lady's Aspull Primary School. The team were called the Young Politicians, and their topic was The EU Referendum. They were delighted to visit the Town Hall recently as a special treat for their success, to meet the Mayor and Mayoress along with other invited guests, and to present their speech once again for His Worship. It was a very happy occasion and one the children will not forget.
The people in the picture attached from left to right are:
Mrs Doreen Hoddinott (who presented the team with the Hoddinott Trophy),
Alex, (Vote of Thanks),
Jamie, (the Reserve , who chaired the meeting on this occasion),
What a fantastic response Hyde Rotary had last Saturday from the residents of Hyde and surrounding districts. The donations started to arrive before they had set the stall up; the community generosity will help to keep a homeless person living on the streets warm this winter. Next week they will be collating the items before delivery to the homeless at Lifeshare Manchester, Wellspring Stockport, Greystones Ashton. To give you an indication of what was collected, it ranged from blankets, duvets, throw overs, clothing, toiletries, toothpaste, sleeping bags and tents. And as far as volume is concerned they filled a transit van three times. Commenting after the Collection, Hyde Rotary President Kevin Maddox said that it had been a bitterly cold day and they had been on our stall for five hours, but it's a small sacrifice to make when you consider the number of homeless people on our streets who have to brave the winter weather every day. Once again thank you for all your donations from Hyde Rotary.
At a recent meeting of Biddulph Rotary, President Rob Lomas presented a cheque for £300 to Jackie Nevill and Kelly Clack, from the Biddulph Moor First Responders, in recognition of the help that they gave to Rotary in manning the 'Medical Emergency' stand at the 'Astonbury' Music Festival in July. Fortunately, despite the extremely inclement weather, no emergencies occurred, but the presence of trained medics was reassuring. The money was part of the profit made by the Festival.
The Rotary book of the year is still available. 'Billy Bow's Holiday' is a great stocking filler at just £5 and it raises money for Purple4Polio. It tells a tale of adventure and romance, is not location specific and is suitable for young and old alike. Buy your copy through facebook
District Governor Tony Graves invites you to join him at our District Conference in Southport. The Conference team have listened to the feedback from you following last years conference and have made some significant changes this year.