Rotary notes — June/July 2012

Posted on 23rd May 2012 | in Community , Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth

The Rotary Club has agreed to donate the Christmas collection as follows:
£50 each to The Pelican, The Ambler and Amble Ladies Netball Club.

£50 was also earmarked for the James Calvert Spence College for ‘The Most Improved Student Award’ at the school’s next prize-giving.

£100 each to Hadston Lights, Hadston Monday/Thursday Clubs, Royal British Legion (wreaths and donation), Alnwick District Sports Council (prize for the Best Junior Male category), Acklington First School, Warkworth First School, and Felton First School.

£100 was also earmarked as a donation to the charity chosen by the speaker at the club’s Christmas event.

£150 each to Alnbank, Elpha Lodge, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Interact (to help with setting-up costs for the new club).

£200 each to the Coquet Youth Team, the Amble Youth Project, Widdrington Patients’ Forum (for a cycle rack at the health centre), Childrens’ Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital (in memory of David Forsyth), and ‘Kindles’ for Amputees (to help servicemen wounded in Afghanistan).

£240 to Felton in Bloom, via Felton Parish Council

£250 to the Amble branch of the RNLI

£500 for improvements to Rotary Way

£600 to be passed on to the Inner Wheel Club of Amble and Warkworth for their chosen charities and good causes.

£650 was earmarked for the Senior Citizens Outing which will take place in the summer.

Readers may recall that last autumn we were able to sponsor FC Amble Juniors for new football strips. We have now obtained matched funding from Rotary District which means that we can donate a further £450 to the club. In deciding where our donations should go this year we have tried to ensure that those areas where we collect at Christmas should benefit. We are most grateful for the continued support of our local communities for our fund-raising efforts.

To raise funds for our international projects we are holding a Garden Party at the Friary, Alnmouth on Sunday June 3 from 2pm to 5pm. There will be teas, ice cream, stalls and sideshows including the popular ‘Pillory’ where for a mere 20p kids can throw wet sponges at a Rotarian (or perhaps at Dad!).

Fred Calvert
Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth