44 Rotary Clubs across the district came together to pack 55 thousand meals in Rise Against Hunger Mealpacks, with 35k packed at Bolton on the 14th April and 20k at the satellite event in Wilmslow on the 15th April.
The events also involved local schoolchildren, and members of local groups, plus members from Roundtable and Rotaract.
Over one thousand items were also collected for local foodbanks as well.
Over 100 members of the Rotary Clubs of the High Peak area and friends came together on Sunday 15th April to pack 20,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.
The event, which provided fun and fellowship with a purpose was led by Eric and Irene Russell and the local organisers were members of Wilmslow Dean Rotary Club.
The picture shows members of the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter who really enjoyed the event and the chance to work with colleagues from across the area.
The five Salford Rotary Clubs have joined together for the first time and have committed to a new Community project ' Let's Hear Salford ' trying to help the estimated 100,000 people with Hearing Loss in Salford.
The project is engaging with shops, offices, public buildings,chemists,supermarkets, banks and many others to see if installed Induction Loops are working properly.
Surveys in many parts of the U.K. indicate only 90% are operational and staff knowledge is minimal. Rotary are looking for volunteers to assess and discuss with both premises and those with Hearing Loss how to improve this situation.
In association with the Manchester International Society, the Foundation and International Committee of the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter implemented the second “RocketWorld” project in St John’s C of E Primary School in Heaton Mersey, Stockport on Tuesday 17 April 2018.
The “RocketWorld” project is an intercultural learning adventure for 7-11 year olds. It aims to enrich the curriculum of primary school children, broaden their horizons and encourage language learning.
Volunteers from six countries (Chile, India, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, and Venezuela) led the workshop activities. They used their laptops, artefacts and their nations’ flags to explain to the children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 the geography, the customs and the culture of their countries. A giant inflatable Earth with NASA satellite imagery was exhibited in the school hall. Children participated in several activities.
Joan Ebbrell (Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter) worked with the volunteers and helped with children’s “RocketWorld” activities. Najib Yousif and John Palmer (Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter) made a brief visit to the school and spoke with the headteacher (Mr Patrick Rayner), the children, the volunteers and teachers.
Mr Rayner spoke highly of the experience and knowledge the children acquired from the international volunteers and was very appreciative of the contribution made by the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter in financing the project.
Photo: Jose Antonio from Venezuela pointing out the location of his country on the inflatable Earth with NASA satellite imagery
Last October, Leigh Rotarians planted purple crocuses in support of Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign to rid the world of the terrible Polio disease. The crocuses, planted at the side of a Shopping Centre in Leigh have bloomed to spell out our message, as the photo shows.
In April we obtained 105 tree saplings for Rotary’s project to plant one for every Rotarian in the UK. The saplings were obtained free of charge from the Woodland Trust and were planted in Lilford Park, in co-operation with the Leigh Ornithological Society. The local “Green Team” joined in to plant some trees and “Friends of Lilford Park” surprised us by barbecuing sausages and treating the volunteer planters to hot dogs and drinks.
The photo shows the volunteers ready for action.
Bramhall And Woodford Rotary Club is, once again, holding the Duck Race and Family Fun Day and this year it will be held at Bramhall Park on Sunday May 20th. The Club is very pleased to announce that Redrow Homes currently creating the Woodford Garden Village have agreed to sponsor this event along with Barclays Bank plc. Home Instead Senior Care based in Stockport and Stockport MBC are also giving us their support.
Last year we had hundreds of families turn up on the day many of whom used our DUCK BUS Park & Ride
service. So this year the Club will, once again, have not only one but TWO free buses running throughout the day between Bramhall Village (Pizza Express) and the Park plus Hazel Grove High School and Stockport Rugby Club. Track them with the app on our website (www.bwrotary.org) and then look out for the yellow DUCK BUS.
Extra parking will also be available at Linney Road Scout Hut. Please use them if you can but, if you have to come in a vehicle, please park carefully and respectfully.
Starting at 11.00am, there will be a variety of duck races to watch and there will be speciality races with local celebrities and businesses getting involved by decorating large rubber ducks, who will go beak to beak in the river. There will also be a special challenge race this year. As well as Duck Racing with some fabulous prizes for the winners there will be many sideshows a bouncy castle, games, singers, dancing groups and craft stalls along with ImagineFM and much more including a few special surprises.
We have decided that money raised will be shared between children's charities and Pure Insight who deliver projects providing practical and emotional support to young people age 16-28 who have left or are about to leave statutory care and other charities supported by the Rotary Club Pure Insight projects address a range of serious issues including homelessness, loneliness and isolation, poor mental/physical health and lack of opportunities.
They support young care leavers in developing skills, confidence, talents and resilience.
This year will be bigger and better than ever and entry is still free but please enter a duck in a race for just a
Bramhall and Woodford Rotary Club
Members of neighbouring clubs joined together for a joint bowl-off prior to the Easter holiday period.
Rainhill, Frodsham & Helsby, and Runcorn did battle recently at the Widnes SuperBowl, in what turned out to be a closely contested, and very enjoyable social evening of 10 pin bowling.
This is the second time that this event has taken part, and it is hoped to expand the numbers even more by including the other local clubs.
Well done to King Pins Rainhill, but don't rest on your skittles for long as the others are out to beat you next time.
Rotary club of Rainhill
Members of the Rainhill club have been delighted with the success of the crocus blooms at St.Ann's and St.Bartholomews's churches in the village. Planted in late October, the blooms, coupled with an information campaign, tell the community about the "End Polio" project, and brighten the church yards over the Easter period.
A fund raising event for the Foundation campaign is also planned for the end of April.