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Matlock Rotary Club Awards a Community Grant to the Limelight Friendship Group

Matlock Rotary Club recently awarded a Community Grant of £300 to the
Limelight Friendship Group, based at the Limetree Business Park, off
Limetree Road, Matlock.
Limelight Friendship Group is for the over 60s in the Matlock area and it
provides refreshments and activities such as board games, crafts,
indoor bowls and visiting speakers. The group aims to encourage
lonely isolated older people to come out of their homes, to make
friends and enjoy a variety of activities for free. 

The grant application is for the purchase of exercise equipment for the
group, to pay for visiting speakers, who cover subjects such as
health, scam awareness, hobbies and subjects of interest, and to help
pay for the general costs of running the group, including purchase of
board games and possibly gardening tools.

Currently around 20 elderly people attend the group once a fortnight.

The Limelight Friendship Group also works with Age UK.

Further details of the Matlock Rotary Club’s Community Grant scheme can be
found on the club’s web site or by ringing Peter Wigglesworth on
Matlock 56259

 
 

 
 

Louise Crawley, of the Limelight Friendship Group, receives the Community

Grant from Paul Edwards, President of Matlock Rotary Club

 

Great Rotary initiative

Matlock Rotary Club Awards Community Grants

Matlock Rotary Club has recently approved four Community Grants to projects in the Matlock area.

Bryn Apperley, the Vice-Chairman of Matlock Town Football Club, received a grant for his sterling efforts in organising a Christmas Day Dinner, for around 20-25 elderly people in the Matlock area, who would otherwise be spending Christmas alone. The three course meal will be provided on Christmas Day in the club lounge at Matlock Town Social Club.

The Do Something Different Club, represented by Christine Smith, Sadie Packard and David Brown received a grant to cover the costs of funding drivers who provide transport for the club members. The Do Something Different Club is an out and about lunch club for those who are housebound in the Matlock area and has about 20 members. Drivers pick the club members up from home and take them back after their trip out.

Darley Dale Primary School, represented by David Monkhouse and Michelle Waters, received a grant towards a defibrillator to be installed on the school’s outer boundary wall, enabling the community to also have access to it. This vital piece of equipment will save people’s lives who have suffered from a heart attack.

Limelight Friendship Group is for the over 60s in the Matlock area and it provides refreshments and activities such as board games, crafts, indoor bowls and visiting speakers. The group aims to encourage lonely isolated older people to come out of their homes, to make friends and enjoy a variety of activities for free. The grant awarded by Matlock Rotary Club will enable the group to buy some exercise equipment and help with costs of running the club.

A presentation evening was held at Matlock Town Social Club on December 13th, where cheques were handed over and the applicants had the opportunity to meet the President of Matlock Rotary Club and fellow Rotarians.

A total of five Community Grants have been awarded this year and further applications are welcome. Please visit the Matlock Rotary Club web site for further details or contact Peter Wigglesworth on Matlock 56259.

Paul Edwards, the President of Matlock Rotary Club said “I am very pleased to be giving grants to local community projects. This is what the Rotary Club is about. We raise money during the year at various events and collections and we give it back to worthwhile projects.”


Left to right, Bryn Apperley and Paul Edwards


Left to right, David Brown, Christine Smith, Sadie Packard and Paul Edwards

Left to right, David Monkhouse, Michelle Waters and Paul Edwards



Left to right, Bryn Apperley, David Brown, Christine Smith, Sadie Packard, David Monkhouse, Michelle Waters, Paul Edwards and Peter Wigglesworth


Matlock Rotary Club Helps Starkholmes Village Hall

Matlock Rotary Club recently launched a Community Grant Scheme and is pleased to announce that the first Community Grant has been awarded to Starkholmes Village Hall.

The Village Hall needed to replace its folding tables with a brand new set, including a trolley for moving them in and out of storage. A total of 14 tables were purchased and these will be used at events held at the Village Hall.

Matlock Rotary Club was asked if it could provide funding through its Community Grant Scheme (see web site matlockrotary.com) and as the application met the grant criteria it was approved and the tables and trolley were purchased.

Starkholmes Village Hall Committee thanked the Matlock Rotary Club for their grant at a recent visit by a Rotary Club member to see the tables and present a cheque for £725.60(grant and donation).

Photo1  Peter Wigglesworth, of Matlock Rotary Club, presents a cheque to Denise Peck

Photo 2 Left to right Mark Wilson, Annette French, Denise Peck, David Peck, all from Starkholmes Village Hall, assemble the tables.

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Highfields Students Win Bursary Awards From Matlock Rotary Club

Matlock Rotary Club has been giving bursary awards for the last 6 years to students at Highfields School, Matlock

The bursaries are intended to give students a helping hand towards the costs of studying at university, which can amount to a figure of many thousands of pounds over the completion of a course.This year, two bursary awards were made to Rebecca Lowrie, who is studying Mathematics with Spanish, at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and Mark Thornley, who is studying Quantity Surveying at Nottingham Trent University. Mark also has been recruited by Balfour Beatty as an apprentice.The President of Matlock Rotary Club, Paul Edwards, visited Highfields School on “A” level results day, to confirm that the bursary applicants received the results that they needed to attend their courses and to congratulate them with their successPaul Edwards said “It is very rewarding to be helping students at the beginning of their university life.” 

Photo1 President Paul Edwards presents a bursary award to Mark Thornley

Photo 2  President Paul Edwards presents a bursary award to Rebecca Lowrie


16th Annual Dovedale Dipper 

This annual event took place on Sunday 5th August and despite temperatures of 27 degrees a great day was had by all without injury or loss of any competitors.  Good turn out from some running clubs - see below - so thanks for that - they helped make up a total of over 400 entries.  Many thanks to all Rotarians and other helpers who made the day possible.    We should have raised a goodly sum for the British Skin Cancer charity.

Here are the runners at the 15 mile start

LongEaton Running Club

Kenilworth Athletics Club

and Glossopdale Harriers 


ASHOVER CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW SUCCESS

Best car at Ashover: Well done John Gregory of Kilburn, near Derby, awarded 'best car' at the 2018 Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show with his 1962 Austin Healey 3000.  Trophy presented by Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary president Ron Enock.

   


Best bike at Ashover: Congratulations to Jess Bamford of Codnor who won 'best bike' at the 2018 Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show with his very rare 1929 Indian 4 1260cc American motor bike. Trophy presented by Chesterfield Rotary president Barry Thompson.

 

There is a video of the presentations on facebook.

NEW PRESIDENT FOR MATLOCK ROTARY CLUB

Paul Edwards, former Ofsted Inspector, police officer and ex-headteacher of Wirksworth Junior School, is the new President of Matlock Rotary Club for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year.

Paul was installed as President at the Club Meeting on Monday 2nd July held at The Remarkable Hare in Matlock.

Paul said that his main objectives for the Matlock Club during his Presidential year are to:

  • Celebrate our 91st anniversary year with successful fund raising, socials and fun within the community

  • Involve the club in a major local project – details to be released later and to become more involved with local schools

  • Continue our well known and highly successful programme of events

    • Ashover & Cromford Classic Car & Bike Shows

    • Dovedale Dipper 26 & 16 Mile Challenge Runs & Walks

    • Matlock Victorian Market Mulled Wine Stall

  • Enhance links with local schools and other organisations.

The 35strong Matlock Rotary Club meet on Monday evenings at the Remarkable Hare, Dale Road, Matlock and are always looking to meet people who might be interested in helping out occasionally at events or becoming a Club member – just Google Matlock Rotary Club for details.

Other officers for the new Rotary year, are President Elect Phil Pegg and Vice President, Tom Moloney.

Photo: Left to right – Vice President Tom Moloney, President Paul Edwards and President Elect Phil Pegg


40 Not Out

Ian Garritty, of Megdale, Matlock has received an award from Matlock Rotary Club for being a member of the club for an amazing 40 years.

Ian joined Matlock Rotary Club in 1978 when Matlock was a centre for textile manufacturing and limestone quarrying, beer was 43p a pint and petrol cost 76.5p a gallon.

Ian has attended the club regularly over his 40 years of membership and was President of the club in 1992.


Ian Garritty receives his long service award from the Matlock Rotary Club President, Julian Hammond 

Cracking Classic Cars at Cromford

Four years ago, Matlock Rotary Club and Matlock Rugby Club took a punt at organising a classic car and bike show, not knowing whether it would be a success. It has now grown into an established show and attracts visitors and exhibitors from far and wide.

This year’s show, held on June 17th, at Cromford Meadows, drew in over 200 classic cars and around 20 classic motorbikes. Visitor numbers were over two thousand and everyone had a great time.

A lovely carnival atmosphere was provided by Ashover Band playing popular brass band music.

The funds raised by the show go towards developing the facilities at Matlock Rugby Club and funding Rotary projects in the community, such as the Highfields School Bursary Award, or helping charities and good causes.

The best car in the show was awarded to Dave Bull of Chesterfield, the proud owner of an immaculate 1949 Buick Dyna Flow.

The best motorbike in the show was awarded to Jon Lambley, of Matlock, who owns a beautifully restored 1949 Vincent Series B Rapide.

The President of Matlock Rotary Club, Julian Hammond said “I am delighted by the support that we have had for the show and I would like to thank the organisers, our partner, Matlock Rugby Club, all the exhibitors and stallholders, and the children’s ride providers for making this show a success.”

Photos below

1. The winning car, 1949 Buick


2. The winning motorbike, 1949 Vincent B Rapide

3. Cars at the show


4 and 5 The President Julian Hammond awarding the trophies to the winners - 

Dave Bull in the white shirt 

 Jon Lambley in the black shirt



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