2558 pints of Beer supped,
560 pints of Cider swigged,
39 bottles of Wine sipped,
113 Prosecco bottles popped.
Almost £10,000 has been raised to date but, with donations promised from Barclays and Santander, Rotary Charities will benefit further. We thank all the Festival Goers and our Sponsors for their generosity. Hunter Healy Accountants have been especially supportive, providing the souvenir glasses, sponsoring a cask and entertaining us with their own brass band. All sponsors advertised on a “Cask” or in the programme where their business details were listed. The Banks, Scissor Sisters and Hunter Healy also helped staff the bar, contributing greatly to this event. Our SPONSORS supported us, so please support them as and when you can. A photograph of the “ready to go” bar is attached.
On 3rd September, Warrington Integrated Sports Club (WISC) again represented our Club and the Warrington area at the annual
Rotary District 1285 Disabled Sports Day
held at the St Helens Sutton Leisure Center. They were part of 240 competitors drawn from all over the North West, all of whom lacked for nothing on the day. Regardless of achievement, each received a commemorative medal in addition to those awarded to the winners of an event. Competitors can choose to take part in any of the following sports :- Table Tennis, Bowls, Archery, Pistol Shooting, Weight Lifting, Boccia, New Age Curling, Pool, and Darts. This eagerly awaited event, presently the only one of its kind in this part of the Country, gives huge pleasure to all participants as the accompanying photograph of the WISC team, wearing their “Rotary” souvenir polo shirts, proves. WISC meets 7-30pm every Wednesday evening at Great Sankey Leisure Centre. New members are always welcome and sponsors are invited to advertise on their mini bus.
Local Rotary Clubs, ours amongst them, recently assisted the Warrington Club in a new UK initiative to feed disadvantaged children in Kenya. Soya, Lentils, Rice and a sachet of Liquid Vitamins when sealed in a small plastic bag are sufficient to provide six nourishing meals. The two day target to produce 100,000 such portions was achieved and they are now with these children many of whom are seriously malnourished. Other Rotary Clubs are taking up this challenge which originated in America.
In these and many other ways, 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide are improving people’s lives. This Club alone has donated over £34,000 to local and international charities in the last two years. Why not join us, make new friends and help with our work. Call Bernard Groom on 01925 733893, or visit the Rotary District 1285 website. Our Club is also on Facebook and Twitter