Sunday 2nd July 2017

The Deepings Carnival

Deepings Carnival 2017

RESULTS - 3 k Fun Run and 10 k Road Race

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2017 -10k Prize Winners 

2017 - 3k Provisional Results

2017 - 10k Provisional Results

Fun Run and 10k Road Race Results

Mens Winner Phil Martin receiving Trophy from President Carl Midgley.



A beautiful sunny day with light winds attracted a record entry of over four hundred for the thirty first running of the Annual Charity Fun Run and Road Race organised by the Rotary Club of the Deepings, on Sunday 21st May. One hundred and fifty runners of all ages tackled the Three Kilometre course, while over two hundred and fifty took on the more serious challenge of the accurately measured and AAA licenced Ten Kilometre event. The Deepings is the third of the local spring treble of ten kilometre races following similar events at Eye and Langtoft, in the two previous weeks. All of these races are particularly popular with both local runners and ones from further afield, because they all have fast level courses, giving serious runners the chance to put up personal best times which several competitors did on Sunday.  Both the men’s winner Phil Martin of Peterborough and the ladies winner Claire Steels of Bourne came within two minutes of breaking the course record. Race organiser Joe Piercy said that the Rotary Club was particularly grateful to Piper Physiotherapy of Market Deeping and the Spinroom Studio of Deeping St James for sponsoring the races, to the Deepings Leisure Centre for making their excellent changing facilities available to the runners and to the Deepings Inner Wheel ladies and the Rugby Club for providing refreshments and glasses of something long and cool for both runners and spectators.  “The Rotary Club always enjoys organising events which are as popular as this” he said “especially when they also help us to raise money for Rotary Charities.”

As a Runner, your comments on how we can improve

this event would be appreciated...


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The Rotary Club of the Deepings 2016 - 2017

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Deepings International Committee have purchased a SHELTER BOX

and a TRADE AID BOX in their efforts to support aid where needed

throughout the world.


 Young artists in the Deepings area have been impressing supermarket shoppers with their creative work.  The youngsters have been taking part in the annual Young Art Competition run by the Rotary Club of the Deepings.  The competition, established 16 years ago, was set up to encourage young people to take an interest in art.  This year the competition was opened up to children in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, with entries invited from schools in and around the Deepings area. All the submitted artwork was displayed at the Tesco store in Market Deeping.  A panel of three independent judges had the difficult task of selecting the winners from a total entry of 90 pieces of work.  The results of the competition were:  Key Stage One:    1. Charlie Doud (Market Deeping Primary School);                                2. Liam Adcock (Market Deeping Primary School);                                3. Flo Munton (Kirkstone House School)  Key Stage Two:    1. Megan Smith (Langfoft Primary School);                                 2. Lilley McCann (Northborough Primary School);                                3. MacCauley Wicks (Market Deeping Primary School)  School prize:    Northborough Primary School  A prize of £50 was awarded to each of the individual winners, with £25 going to the runners-up and £15 for the third placed entries. The winning school received £50.  The prizes were presented by Mayor of Market Deeping councillor Wayne Lester and Rotary Club president Carl Midgley, with Tesco providing chocolate goodies for all the prizewinners.  Competition organiser John Lavery said: “The standard of entries this year was as high as it has ever been and all the young artists who took part should be proud of their efforts.  “We are grateful once again for the continued support of the local schools and, of course, to Martin Reece, manager of Market Deeping Tesco, who has been a good friend to the competition over the years.”









Budding Monets and Picassos at schools in the Deepings area have been rising to the challenge of this year’s Rotary Schools Art Competition.  No fewer than 90 entries have been received for the competition, which is organised each year by the Rotary Club of the Deepings.  On Thursday a small team of Rotarians put up the submitted works at Tesco supermarket in Market Deeping and the exhibition can be viewed in the store until mid-May.  This year the competition has been opened up to Key Stage Two pupils, having previously been aimed at Year Six only. And, for the first time, a Key Stage One section has also been introduced.  Competition organiser, Rotarian John Lavery, said: “We have been delighted with the response and the support from local schools.  “It is possibly the best exhibition of school artwork that we have ever staged. The young artists and the schools themselves are to be praised for their efforts.  “We are also very grateful to Tesco once again for allowing us to hold the exhibition in store.”  A panel of three independent judges will decide the prize winners, with a first, second and third prize to be awarded in both the Key Stage One and Key Stage two sections, plus a special prize for the school that most impresses the judges overall.

New Members join Deepings Rotary



Know Your Own Blood Pressure... (Stroke Awareness Day)



Rotary Foundation



The Rotary Club of the Deepings raises £4,000 for the Mustard Seed Project in Mgongeni, Mombassa

When you think of a school probably the last thing you would think about is a cesspit. However good sanitation is vital to protect against preventable diseases and so provide a safe environment in which children can learn. Both sanitation and education are areas of focus for Rotary so this project hits two targets.

With the aid of a matching District Grant from Rotary Foundation (which is our own charity) it meant that the funds raised through our Club could do so much more. In fact as the name suggests the total was double what we could have put in from our Club.

The cesspit has now been successfully installed which means that the teachers and students can concentrate on the development of the young people - the school has 250 students.

It was only with the aid of the Foundation Grant that we could do this, one of the key things about such grants is that it is overseen by Rotarians in the country to which the monies are going so we can be sure that 100% of the funds goes to the cause for which it is intended.

It is brilliant to see what a difference such help can make.

New Rotarian @ The Deepings Club...

Rotary President Carl Midgley welcomes new member,                                                 Rita Fowler, into the Club at this weeks meeting....

Rotary President, Carl Midgley presents a Service Recognition Award to Justin Gray (Graytones Printers), for all the services he has given to Deepings Rotary, over many years.

Without his help and commitment as a Friend of Rotary, the Club would be much poorer.....

GOOD NEWS....Justin is soon to become a new member of the Club.

The Rotary Club of the Deepings Charity Auction..

was an enjoyable and successful evening, raising £2300 for local charity projects.

John Castley entertained us all as Auctioneer for the evening..    Many Thanks..



Deepings Rotary presents The Deepings Health Centre with a Cheque for £600

to purchase needed equipment, including a new SPIROMETER, which will benefit about 3,000 Practice Patients...

President Elect, Alan Kendrick handed the cheque over to Jo Kevan (Business Manager) and Jacki Wright (Operations & Facilities Officer), also in the picture is Rotarian Bill Shaw (The Boundary Fish & Chip Shop) who with his Staff (who worked for nothing) donated the day’s takings from his Charity Day, to this and “Anna’s Hope”    


Spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath.

It is carried out using a device called a Spirometer, which is a small machine attached by a cable to a mouthpiece. Spirometry can be performed by a nurse or doctor at your GP surgery, and the results are fed through the system for   immediate action.                                                                                                                                                Spirometry can be used to help diagnose a lung condition if you have symptoms of a problem, your doctor feels you're at an increased risk of developing a particular lung condition, it may be ecommended if you have a persistent cough or breathlessness, or if you're over 35 and smoke.

Conditions that can be picked up and monitored using spirometry include: 
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – Cystic fibrosis  -     Pulmonary fibrosis.











                The Deepings Rotary Run

                         22nd May 2016.....  start at The Rugby Club

                                    5k FUN RUN     Starts 10am

                                  10k ROAD RACE  Starts 11am

                                   Licence by England Athletics

                          Details/ Entry Forms available, end February

                            Contact: Joe Piercy  Tel: 01778 347580  


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