The National Autistic Society

Club member Keith Conley who is 68 (so a youngster then!) is walking from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay (the coast 2 coast walk). It’s 190 miles across the Lake District & the Yorkshire moors, so is all up & down hills, 17 non stop days of walking, wind, rain & hopefully some sunshine. He will climb a total of  8,880 mtrs (29,135 ft) his maximum up hill climb in one day will be 1,224 mtrs (4,015 ft). 

All his expenses for the journey will be paid by Keith, so every penny you sponsor him for, will go to The National Autistic Society.

Keith’s youngest granddaughter, Sophie, is on the Autistic spectrum, when she was told he was doing a walk for Autism, she wanted to do it with him, it brought tears to his eyes. He said he would dearly love to have Sophie walk with him, she would ignite that extra bit of energy to complete each day, sadly it’s not possible for her to accompany him. 

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Click Mary's Meals Bacon Butty Brunch to see a picture of the International Committee plus husbands enjoying a rest after the event!

Young Chefs at Woodhey 2016

Over seventy pupils took part in the annual “National Rotary Young Chef Cookery Competition”. This year the competition attracted record breaking numbers. There were nine heats with a grand final “cook off” for the winners of each heat. Chris Haddock, the Chef from the Red Hall Hotel kindly agreed to help with the judging.
Mrs Claire Gallie the Head of Food Technology said the interest is growing year on year, pupils are showing a greater interest in food and cooking, the quality and variety is outstanding for year nine pupils. The entrants had to choose a two course healthy meal for two people, provide their own recipes & ingredients, cook and present the food on their “ dressed”  table all in one and half hours.
A winner was chosen with a runner up & one person in reserve who will be mentored by Chef Chris in preparation for the next stage which is the District Competition to be held in October. The winners will go on to London for the national final. The winning prize is a gourmet trip to Italy, with lots of wonderful dining and sightseeing.

Ugandan Charity   

What a splendid sight! 

Our Rotary Ladies Knitwitters group, plus very kind friends and relations, have, during the past three months, knitted 35 beanie hats, 45 fish and chip jumpers, 3 teddies and 1 blanket plus a crocheted blanket. They were given to Carole of TUSK (Transport for Ugandan Sick Children) at a Rotary meeting in June. She was overwhelmed and will take them back to Uganda. Fish and chip jumpers? Nights can be cold in Uganda and It is said that mothers were so poor, their babies would be wrapped in newspaper, like a bag of chips, to keep warm. Still, it's a catchy name for these little jumpers which are much appreciated.

Hilary Himsworth's Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall

Hilary made it, not only did she complete the race but came fourth in her class, a fabulous achievement, congratulations from all her friends in Rotary. Hilary also raised over £300, which has gone to her favourite charity

Mary's Meals. We look foward to her next challenge.

Mary’s  Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects  in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining  an education. The charity now feeds 1,101,000 children every school day  and it costs just £12.20 / €14.50 / $19.50 to feed a child for a year.

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We meet on Tuesdays at 6.00pm for 6.15pm (Stan Tyrer takes the apologies for members & is also the person who will book you in if you would like to join us. You would be made most welcome.) The Red Hall Hotel, Manchester Road, Walmersley, BURY.

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