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New President takes office
Steve Gilligan takes over from Julia Taylor as 2019-2020 Club President.
Football kits for Rampur High School, Bangladesh
Club member, Roy Pickersgill, coaches at Dukinfield Youth Junior Football Club and when new kit was purchased for the team he suggested that the old kit be donated to Rampur High School in Bangladesh, which we have supported for many years.
The picture shows Rotarian Idu Miah with the High School's team proudly wearing the donated kit. Idu said ' these lads were so happy and grateful to receive a set of football kit each'.
Two new members for Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club
In May we welcomed Ian Cochrane and Graham Fitton to our Rotary family.
Ian Cochrane with President Julia Taylor
Graham Fitton with President Julia Taylor.
Making a difference in our communities
Angela Taylor (in the middle of the photo), who is profoundly deaf, applied to our Dragons Den event for the sum of £80 to enable her to arrange sign language classes from Carrbrook Community Hub. Rotarian Jan Jackson is shown in the picture on the right presenting a cheque for the amount that she needed. Wendy, the treasurer of the Hub is on the left. The money may seem minimal to some, but this will provide resources and refreshments for service users and make the service sustainable. Classes are held every Thursday 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the Hub, 1 Broadbent Close, Carrbrook. It is free but a small donation is welcome.
If you are interested, you can get in touch with the Carrbrook Hub by contacting the Community Projects Team on 0161 226 4211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Mealpack on Palm Sunday
Club members and partners joined other Rotarians from around the District on 14th April 2019 to help pack 60,000 meals, which will be sent to Africa to help those who are malnourished or starving. Rotary International has joined forces with the organisation Rise Against Hunger and meal pack events are arranged annually all over the world. The event in this District was arranged by Glossop Rotary Club. The number of meals packed will enable 90 children to attend school for 12 months.
Presentation to Mossley Foodbank
The club recently made a donation of £250 to Mossley Foodbank to help them with their fantastic work in the community. The picture shows Rotarian Idu Miah (2nd from left) presenting the cheque to the manager of the food bank, Peter, together with volunteer, Mike, on Idu's left and Counciller Homer on the far right.
Neighbouring Rotary Clubs join forces to help fund local and international causes
As well as the many local charities and community projects who gain financially from Rotary fundraising events, all the local Rotary clubs in the area also raise funds throughout the year to support international projects.
This year the clubs in Denton and Audenshaw, Dukinfield and Stalybridge, Tameside and Hyde joined forces and with help from the Rotary District 1285 matching grant fund they were able to support The Oakdale School Sensory Room Appeal in Dukinfield and the Oasis Relief Borehole Project in Lusaka, Zambia with donations of £2000 each.
Oakdale School is a school for children with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Rachel Hindle and Tina Tray from the school attended at special evening on 18th October hosted by Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club at Stamford Golf Club during which the Rotary Clubs jointly presented them with a cheque for £2,000.
Accepting the grant on behalf of the school, Head teacher, Tina Tray, said, “The funding will help the school to purchase an interactive music system for the sensory suite.”
Our picture shows the cheque presentation at Stamford Golf club to the Oakdale School representatives by Rotary Assistant Governor Swati Mukherjee and the club presidents from each of the four clubs.
The other project supported by the four clubs was Oasis Relief, which has been sinking boreholes in Zambia for the last eleven years. The donation from the Rotary Clubs is already helping to provide a much needed borehole machine for use in a small village, giving the inhabitants access to fresh drinking water for the first time.
The evening on 18th October continued with a presentation from a locally based charity, Gift of a Wedding, which Dukinfield and Stalybridge Club had arranged in order to promote the charity and raise awareness of its work amongst members of the Rotary Clubs and local communities. The Gift of a Wedding charity is based in Oakdale Lodge, Stalybridge and was founded by Patricia Harrison.
The charity aims to bring joy, love and happiness to those with a terminal or life-shortening illness by gifting wedding services and vow renewals, supported by the generous UK wedding and hospitality industry and talented volunteers. Since its inception in 2012 the charity has gifted over 180 weddings.
Patricia's moving presentation to the Rotary club members and guests illustrated the significance of the work the charity does. She showed a montage of some 30 to 40 photographs of gifted weddings before sharing with the audience that only 3 of the terminally ill Brides / Bridegrooms were still alive. Everyone had tears in their eyes as they watched a video of a recent wedding where the groom had only a few days to live. For more information on the charity visit their webpage at www.giftofawedding.org.
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Curry Night at Candolim, Stalybridge, 27th September 18
We had a fantastic time at our fundraising curry evening at Candolim in Stalybridge, attended by 40 people. The food was delicious and we managed to raise more than £500 towards Rotary's campaign to eradicate polio in the world.
Stalybridge Carnival & Dukinfield Festival June/July 18
Many thanks to all those who supported us by buying raffle tickets at these two events. We took £80 at the Stalybridge Carnival and £118 at the Dukinfield Festival.
Dragons's Den 5th April 2018
We held our annual Dragon's Den event once again this year and are pleased to say that 8 local charities/community groups in Dukinfield or Stalybridge attended to give a presentation about their work and how our donation would benefit them:
T21 Network (T21Network.org) - providing information, advice and a friendly face to parents, carers, families and friends of a person with Down's Syndrome
Tuesday Hyde Social - providing a warm, safe and accessible meeting place for those with learning disabilities to chat, play games and take part in art and crafts
Infinity Initiatives CIC (www.infinitycic.uk) - alleviating food poverty in local families throughout Tameside and linking in with other organisations to provide much needed support
Forget me not buddies (forgetmenotbuddies.wordpress.com) - run by carers and volunteers for carers, persons living with Dementia and family members whose lives are affected by a diagnosis of Dementia within their family
Mossley Community Association - providing a wide range of support to those in need in the local community
Dukinfield Bowling Club, Carrbrook Bowling Club and Dukinfield Cricket Club - providing an opportunity for people of all ages to meet others and keep active.
All groups received a donation from the Club to help them to continue their work in the local community.
We expect to hold a further event next year and details will be posted on this page later in the year.
Christmas Float collections December 2017
The Club collected more than £6700 during the Christmas float rounds this year, one of the highest amounts for as far back as we can remember. Many thanks to all of those in the local community who contributed. The money will be distributed in the coming year to deserving causes both in Dukinfield and Stalybridge and abroad.
Hack Back CIC
We had a delightful speaker in October 2017 - Anita Morris from an organisation called Hack Back CIC. This is an organisation that works with a wide range of individuals, all of whom come to them with significant barriers which prevent them from reaching their full potential in life. Hack Back helps these individuals to overcome their barriers in a number of ways, including interaction with animals, spefically birds of prey. Anita brought along 3 owls that she uses to help those who seek Hack Back's help, including Murray (shown in the picture) who even has his own social media pages (visit Murray the Owl on Twitter) and story books ! The Club made a donation to the organisation to help with the promotion of their work. For more information visit the Hack Back website.
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Thursday 1st August 19.30
Business Meeting at Stamford Golf Club, Huddersfield Road
Meeting to discuss forthcoming business
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