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Rotary-Congleton's Father Christmas was out on Christmas Eve, delivering hampers to Congleton's care homes. Unable to enter, due to Covid-19 tier restrictions, he was nevertheless able to wave to residents at Bradwell Court. He was accompanied on this 'Santa Stop' by Rotary president Stewart Price. Later, Father Christmas, Stewart Price... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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At this time of the year Hyde Rotary support many good causes in the local area, and this year is no exception. When a local nursing home put out a plea on Facebook the club stepped forward. Hatton Grange in Hyde asked the local community in Hyde to donate seasonal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Rainhill Rotary, through their Christmas Cracker initiative, provided funding to local schools to book, watch & enjoy an on-line pantomime. This is what some said:- Longton Lane Primary School Council and all of the children - ‘Enormous thanks for paying for us to watch our pantomime this year. We were... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Despite being unable to go into care homes this year, Rotary-Congleton's own Father Christmas is preparing hampers to deliver with a gift for each and every resident. A feature of Christmas in Congleton, for many years, has been the personal delivery of presents to people in care on Christmas Eve.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Wigan Rotary Club are well known throughout the town for accompanying Santa around the streets and to supermarkets during December, but due to current restrictions it has, regrettably, had to put its usual activities on ice. However, the Club came up with a contact free way for the children still... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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A group of Congleton Rotarians and partners take time out from doing good deeds to have a bit of Christmas fun on their own with their Zoom Christmas party. John Redfern appeared on the slopes and Sandra Conway in front of a crackling winter fire, both winning prizes, whilst Kevin... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Because of the ‘Covid’ restrictions Rotary’s normal Santa arrival in the town has not been possible, but to avoid disappointing the children alternative arrangements have been made. On weekday evenings Santa in his sleigh have been able to tour the town slowly, but with no stops to allow the children... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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This is the second year that Rainhill has used its “Green” Christmas float, not the colour of the float but the fact it is powered by batteries which provides the power for all the lights and also the music system. Last year we realised that the amount of power consumed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Wilmslow Dean Rotary sent Santa in his Sleigh to Lidl’s Car Park in Handforth on Saturday to begin the Christmas celebrations. Social Distancing was observed at all times with collection buckets placed on tables away from the Sleigh. Parents were delighted to be able to take photos of their children... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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The awful Beirut Port explosion of August 4th 2020, killed over 200 people, injured thousands and devastated much of the city. The Operation Florian UK team and the Rotary Club of Baabda (Beirut) ensured a team from UK Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID) arrived within 3 days. Working... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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‘Despite the complexities of running our Santa Campaign this year; Rotary Prescot are delighted to have been able to tick all the boxes, of course this year we have need to ‘think differently’. We’re not collecting any cash monies this year and diverting our collections on line via text and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Saturday, December 5th. Congleton's Tree of Light was officially switched on by Mayor, Cllr Sally Ann Holland and Rotary-Congleton President, Rtn. Stewart Price. It was a deliberately low-key event in the interests of Covid-19 safety and social-distancing. The tree is dedicated to the memory of Rtn. Alan Parton, who brought... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Since the onset of the pandemic some of our members have been donating their lunch dues to the club in support of our project on food poverty in the local community. During the year we have supported a number of local food banks , but now at Christmas time we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Stockport Lamplighters have remained extremely active during the pandemic with weekly business meetings being held on Zoom along with some very interesting speakers. The newly formed Fund Raising committee now has an on line Christmas shop selling craft items hand made by members themselves, which has proved very popular with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Rather than doing more fund raising, club members were asked if they could personally donate a brand new pair of children’s pyjamas to a charity new to Manchester called “Children’s Pjs for Hospitals”. The response was tremendous and the NW organiser was delighted to receive 41 pairs which will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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As the very popular Christmas Float was unable to take to the streets this year, a local resident asked if she could help finances by adding a Rotary Advent calendar to the side wall of her house. Within hours of her plea for sponsorship she had nine businesses offering to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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It was originally thought that the normal Christmas celebrations of Santa’s arrival and his tour of the town, allowing children to talk to him and tell him what presents they would like, would have to be completely cancelled. But with help from the police and local officials, a substitute has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Bolton Lever and Bolton with Le Moors Rotary Clubs have joined hands to sponsor 2 students from primary school for 3 years at the Ecstasy International School, Ota, Nigeria. The project is being managed in co-operation with Rotary Club of Ota, Nigeria. 6 students have been short listed and two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle wish to thank the people of Macclesfield for their generous response to our request to donate new and nearly new toys to be distributed to local children in need. This is a new project for the local Rotary Club and in this time of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Since the onset of the pandemic some of our members have been donating their lunch dues to the club in support of our project on food poverty in the local community. During the year we have supported a number of local food banks, but now at Christmas time we have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Santa in his “grotto” behind glass in controlled environment . One way only queue and had saniters/gels in use. Rotarians and friends all wore masks ( as well as Santa hats ). Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Just some of the hundreds of toys donated to the Salvation Army appeal Sale. Another 16 bags of toys tins n treats going in tomorrow to be sorted by Waitrose staff before being delivered to underprivileged children in the area. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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During the year Runcorn Rotary has sent donations to Runcorn & District Foodbank to assist with their core funding. We discovered that they were supporting Halton Children's centre with 160 Hampers so we offered them selection boxes which would be part of that package. We bought out the entire stock... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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The Rotary Club of Rochdale held their 94th Charter Night through the wonders of Zoom on 3rd December 2020. President Neil Williams welcomed 52 guests including District Governor Peter, ADG John Shepley, the Editor of this esteemed newsletter and Deputy Mayor of Trafford PDG Chris Boyes, and Rotarians from Glossop,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM
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Despite our 18th Beer Festival being cancelled last month Rainhill Rotary has teamed up with N-GIN to bring these two special gifts - ideal for Christmas. Original gin 70cl £30 N-GIN gift pack (3 x 50ml) £12 Why not drive away with a bargain from N-GIN by Shopping online at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Rotary NW England & IoM