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Christmas Float 2016
Thanks to everyone who gave so generously this year. Total collected amounted to just over Â£6,000, which is fantastic. This will enable us to provide help to some very worthy causes over the coming year mainly in the local community but also some projects abroad in very poor countries.
Donation from Sarah England
School of Dancing
Sarah England very generously donated Â£300 to the Club from the proceeds of a dancing show by her School of Dancing in the George Lawton Hall in Mossley on 9th July 2016. The balance of the proceeds is being donated to Willow Wood Hospice. Sarah is shown above presenting the cheque to President Idu Miah. The Club is extremely grateful for this donation which will be used to fund projects and worthy causes in the local community.
Idu Miah - President 2016 - 2017
The Club's new President for 2016/17 is Rotarian Idu Miah shown on the right above with outgoing President Martin Daglish. Idu said that he was honoured to be asked to take over from Martin who would be a hard act to follow but he was very much looking forward to the challenge!
Stalybridge Carnival 26th June 2016
The Club manned a stand at the carnival today and raffled a hamper and paintball tickets. President Martin Daglish drew the winning numbers at the end of the day - the hamper was won by Sue Hodgkiss and the paintball tickets by Melissa Simpson. Many thanks to everyone who braved the weather and bought a ticket. Also thanks to Brendan Lomas who stayed until 6:30pm towing people out of the mud!
Stroke Awareness - blood pressure testing 23rd April 2016
Over 80 members of the public had their blood pressure tested at Tesco by health professionals from the local stroke centre and also one of our own Rotarians, David Carter, who is a First Responder with the ambulance service. Other Rotarians attended to persuade Tesco customers to participate.
New member for Dukinfield and Stalybridge
Club President Martin Daglish was delighted to induct Judi Kelly as a member on 3rd March 2016. Judi is looking forward to assisting with our local community projects.
Christmas Float Collections December 2015
Thanks to the very generous people of Dukinfield, Stalybridge and Mossley a grand total of Â£5899 was raised during the month of December. This will be used to fund good causes throughout the year mainly in the local community but also some projects abroad to help the poorist in the world improve their lives.
Martin Daglish installed as 2015-16 President
Martin Daglish was installed as President of the Club on Thursday 25th June. He was handed his chain of office by Ann Murphy, the widow of 2014-15 President Bernard Murphy who sadly died of Prostate Cancer recently.
Charity Cycle Ride - Sunday 21st June 2015 - in aid of Prostate Cancer
Rotary Clubs all over the UK organised cycle rides in their local communities on 21st June in order to raise funds to help with the fight against the most common cancer amongs men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and over 250,000 men are currently living with the disease.
With great support from Tameside MBC, Active Tameside and British Cycling, Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club organised 3 rides:
- 5km for children around a track at Richmond Park, Ashton
- 20 mile ride for intermediates
- 40 mile ride for seniors
Sponsorship money is starting to flood in and we are hopeful of being able to send several hundred pounds to help continue the fight against this cancer.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF DUKINFIELD AND STALYBRIDGE NEEDS YOU!
Why not make new friends and put something back into the community by joining your local Rotary Club. Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club meets fortnightly on a Thursday evening at Stamford Golf Club on Huddersfield Road. We are well known for escorting Father Christmas around the towns throughout December and for organising fund raising events in the local community. We are also involved with many other local and international projects and enjoy a wide variety of social events including barbeques, theatre trips, meals out etc. Membership is open to males and females of any age so if you are interested in serving the local and world communities ring Roy Pickersgill on 0161 308 3244. Alternatively, you can contact him online by selecting Contact Form at the top of this page, entering your name, address and contact details and selecting Membership Enquiry in the SUBJECT box. Type your message in the NATURE OF ENQUIRY box..
PRESENTATION OF TREATMENT TENT TO
ST JOHN AMBULANCE
Following on from our presentation of an automatic defibrillator to the Dukinfield and Ashton under Lyne Branch of St John Ambulance in 2009, the Club recently obtained a grant to help with the purchase of a treatment tent for the team. Before they received the gazebo, the team found themselves treating members of the public wherever they could find space and this sometimes included out in the open under an umbrella! This tent together with the table and chairs also provided will provide a clean and dry environment in which to treat the public. The picture above shows 2011-12 President Julia Taylor and current President Nigel Taylor with St John Ambulance County Officer, Peter Hartley, and his team
PRESENTATION OF EQUIPMENT TO STALYBRIDGE STREET PASTORS
As part of our work in the community, the Club applied for and was successful in obtaining at grant from Rotary's Foundation charity to provide much needed equipment for an organisation called Street Pastors. We were able to fund the puchase of rucksacks for the equipment that they need to carry during their work in in the community and dictaphones for making verbal notes. We also provided the funds to buy a screen and noticeboard to help with publicising the work that they do and aid recruitment. Pictured above from left to right are President Julia Taylor, Street Pastors Angela and Phil Trewinnard and Foundation Chairman Nigel Taylor.
Street Pastors are volunteers from local churches who have a genuine concern for their communities. After professional training, teams go out at night to engage with people where they are, on their ground and on their terms.
The Street Pastors' main role is to make themselves available to care, listen and offer practical help to whoever they meet, especially young people. In the Stalybridge area, their visible, uniformed presence offers reassurance to the people whom they encounter during the evenings and late at night and their non-confrontational approach has helped them to become a welcome part of community life. Their presence in the area has led to a 70% reduction in public order offences.
For more information visit www.streetpastors.org.uk.
FIRST LADY PRESIDENT TAKES UP OFFICE
Julia Taylor became the first lady President in the Club's history when 2010/11 President Cliff Hall handed over the role to her on 30th June 2011. Julia has been a member since 2007 and was the first lady to join the Club. Julia said "I am very honoured to have been chosen to lead the Club. I know that this will present me with a challenge that can only enhance my experience of Rotary".
Tree planting to improve the environment
Rotarian Ian Watson successfully obtained a grant to plan hundreds of trees at sites in 6 locations - The Mount, Stalybridge, Tameside Hospital, Carrbrook Library, Gorse Hall (in Rotary's Centenary Wood), Millbrook Primary School and Gorse Hall Primary School. Pictured left is the tree planting ceremony at Gorse Hall Primary School March 2011 with the Mayor, District Governor Margaret Hutchinson and President Cliff Hall.
Focus on the Crocus
During Autumn 2010 thousands of purple crocus bulbs were planted around the North West to celebrate Rotary's Thanks for Life / Polio Plus campaign (see later in this page for further details). The colour purple is symbolic of the 'purple pinkie' or the indelible ink daubed on a child's finger after vaccination. With the assistance of school children and led by Rotarian Ian Watson, Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club planted thousands of crocus bulbs in 5 locations - Tameside Hospital. Gorse Hall Primary School, St Paul's Primary School, West Hill School and Stalyhill Junior School. Pictured above are Amish Shah, Safiyah Siemn and Alexandra Jarzab from St James' Primary School in Ashton under Lyne. Also pictured above and below are plantings at Gorse Hall Primary School and St Paul's Primary School and the flowering bulbs at Tameside Hospital.
Sat Navs for Willow Wood Hospice
Earlier this year club member, Nigel Taylor, decided to give two old sofas to Willow Wood Hospice but despite everone's best efforts, the driver struggled to find Nigel's home. This gave him the idea to buy the Hospice sat nav devices for each of their three vehicles - a minibus, an ambulence and the furniture collection van. Nigel set about getting the best deal that he could and Halfords at The Snipe Retail Park offered their support by offering a very generous discount. He secured a grant from Rotary Foundation for half of the money and the rest was met from the funds collected by the club throughout the year. Willow Wood fundraising manager, John Fellows, was delighted with the donation of the sat navs which will enable the Hospice to operate all three vehicles much more efficiently and economically.
Willow Wood Hospice Walk 17th October 2010
On a beautiful sunny Sunday morning 20 walkers set off on 5 and 10 mile walks to raise money for Willow Wood. Both walks followed a route along the tow path of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, through Stalybridge County Park and up to Walkerwood Reservoir. The 10 milers then peeled off to follow paths along the Pennine bridleway and beyond whilst the 5 milers continued up onto the moors above the reservoir. All walkers enjoyed glorious views on this perfect day. Over ï¿½3.000 was raised, all for the benefit of Willow Wood Hospice.
DANCE EXTREME IN AID OF THE POLIOPLUS PROGRAMME
The Club has entered into partnership with Tameside MBC to sponsor an event called 'Dance Extreme' which is a celebration of street dance. All proceeds from the event go towards Rotary's End Polio Now campaign (see later for further details).
The first event was held on 25th February 2010 and 9 dance troups entered each receiving a trophy at the end of the evening. Three troups went through to a dance off - Milton Monkeys, Chickatee and Urban Ethnics - with Milton Monkeys eventually winning the special Rotary prize (pictured above with 2009 President Ian Watson and Rotarian Julia Taylor to his left).
Over ï¿½500 was raised for Polio Plus as a result of this event and in conjunction with a curry night at Lal Quilla and a collection at Tesco Stalybridge, the Club succeeded in raising a total of ï¿½1225 for the programme during 2009/10.
Due to the success of the 2010 event Tameside organised a second event but this time on a much larger scale with over a hundred dancers taking part. Over ï¿½600 was raised for the Polio campaign and a further event is planned in November 2011.
The Rotary charity works with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) towards the eradication of polio. In 1985 Rotary started its Polio Plus programme and since then more than 2 billion children have been given oral polio vaccine. Polio can only be prevented through immunisation, which has been successful in eradicating the disease in all but four countries - Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Nigeria - in the last 25 years. Polio mainly affects children under five years of age, but a vaccine almost always protects a child for life. The cost of immunisation is very little - 50p can immunise a child against polio for life.
PRESENTATIONS TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
The club have made the following presentations during recent years:
1. Stroke aphasia handbook. 30 handbooks were purchasedata cost of ï¿½600 for the Tameside Stroke Unit and formally presented to Sister Seline Walmsley and Alex Hill of the Stroke Unit on 23rd July 2009. The handbook provides valuable information for those patients who suffer speech problems following a stroke.
2. Presentation of an automatic defibrillator to the St John Ambulance to help treat patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. The picture, right, shows President Ian Watson presenting the defib. to Peter Hartley, St John Ambulance County Officer, and Lynn Davenport of Dukinfield and Ashton under Lyne St John Ambulance on 10th September. The defib was purchased solely for use in and around the Dukinfield and Stalybridge area. The difference between automated defibrillators and models used in hospitals is in the ease of use and the features that diagnose the patient before delivering a shock. If the heart is not in fibrillation, no shock is delivered.
The Rotary Club of Dukinfield
Why not make new friends and put something back into the community by joining your local Rotary Club. Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club meets each Thursday evening at the Stamford Golf Club on Huddersfield Road. We are well known for escorting Father Christmas around the towns throughout December and for organising fund raising events in the local community. We are also involved with many other local and international projects and enjoy a wide variety of social events including barbeques, theatre trips, meals out etc. Membership is open to males and females of any age so if you are interested in serving the local and world communities ring Roy Pickersgill on 0161 308 3244. Alternatively, you can contact him online by selecting Contact Form at the top of this page, entering your name, address and contact details and selecting Membership Enquiry in the SUBJECT box. Type your message in the NATURE OF ENQUIRY box.
We meet on Thursdays at 19.15 for 19.30
(Meetings held fortnightly on 1st 3rd & 5th Thursdays (subject to change))
Stamford Golf Club
SK15 3PY tel: 01457 832126