Rotary Forth Bridge Abseil 2019
Ten years of Rotary Forth Bridge Abseil tops £1,000,000 for charities. Thanks to all our Abseilers and Volunteers and to Balfour Beatty and Network Rail for supporting the event.
This year's Forth Bridge Rotary Abseil, organised by the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, saw 334 intrepid volunteers turn out to drop 165ft from the world-famous landmark in aid of good causes. The event has grown into one of the most significant fundraisers in the district and this year topped the £1million mark in money raised since it started ten years ago. The principal charities to benefit this year were The Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity and Strathcarron Hospice. Each charity is adopted for two years and spaces are also made available for supporters to abseil on behalf of many other local and national charities. There is also a charity village in the grounds of the Hawes Inn where participants and spectators can find out more about the charities they are supporting.
Abseilers of all ages in a range of colourful outfits descended from the bridge to the beach watched by friends and supporters. A team from Amazon in Dunfermline supporting CHAS were first down. They were followed by a strong team from the Rebecca Rocks fundraising group, also abseiling for CHAS. Many abseilers chose colourful outfits. Batman descended complete with cape, a team from Kinloch Anderson, abseiling for Macmillan Cancer Support, all wore kilts and the group from Craigie's Bee Team naturally wore bee-keepers' outfits. Good, clear weather helped the event go with a swing and the last abseilers landed safely on the beach just after 5pm.
Senior Citizens Concert 8 March 2019
On Friday 8th March, the thirty-seventh Rotary Senior Citizens' Concert took place in Queensferry High School. Compere Dr Douglas Stuart introduced a line-up of musical talent of all ages to a capacity audience from Queensferry, Kirkliston and Dalmeny. Singers and instrumentalists from Queensferry High School under the direction of staff from the music department, started the evening's entertainment with a splendid programme that did great credit to the young performers and their teachers. They were followed by the local choir Ferry Blend, whose blend of old favourites and more recent hits set feet tapping and brought hearty applause. Home Grown, a group of ladies from Ferry Blend, then took the stage. Accompanied by guitar and drum, their repertoire brought back many memories and had the audience singing along. Forth Dimension, a talented amateur dramatic and musical society based in Queensferry gave an impressive and polished performance.
Rotary Club of South Queensferry
Trust Fund Charity Number SCO2 5363
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd August 18.45
District Governor visit
District Governor Jo Pawley
Raffle - Morrison Handley Schachler
Reception - Irene Brownless/Derek Clark
Thursday 29th August 18.45
Speaker - Enrico Prentice, title - Haphazard.
Plus 5 minute slot with Susan Williamson regarding the Telephone Box.
Raffle - Stewart Hutchison
Reception - Iain Fairbairn / Alistair Rarity
Thursday 5th September 18.45
Speaker - Phil Godfrey from APS Support UK.
Raffle - Sybille Handley-Schachler
Reception - Grainger Falconer / Colin Riddell
Thursday 12th September 18.45
Speaker - Fiona Corner regarding Dementia Assistance Dogs.
Raffle - Ed Kelly
Reception - Robert Farrelly / Stuart Ridge
Thursday 19th September 18.45
Raffle - Graham Leith
Reception - Kate Gibb / Allan Smith
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