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Tour de France passing through Saffron Walden
A great time had by members and friends of SW Rotary Club watching the Tour de France sweep past on the country roads around the town. An excuse also to enjoy a BBQ by the side of the road.details
SW Christmas collections 2016
Raising money for local charities by collecting at various points throughout Saffron Walden, backed by Christmas music.details
Fellowship weekend 2016
Saffron Walden Club members and their partners enjoyed a varied time sightseeing, relaxing, walking around and sampling the culinary delights of The Isle of Wightdetails
SW carnival 2017 Rotary float
After several working parties building the Rotary Club float, the finished article assembled with about 80 other entries for the 2 hour procession around the town. The Parade theme was TV and our float celebrated the Master Chef programme.details
Trip to St Albans Signal Box
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Our latest trip with physiotherapy equipment.
Members of the Rotary Club of Saffron Walden have just completed three urgent trips to Yorkshire with unwanted wheelchairs, Zimmer frames and crutches collected for the Knaresborough-based charity PhysioNet.
For the past eighteen months, the Rotary Club has been supporting PhysioNet which collects unwanted mobility and physiotherapy equipment for distribution to developing countries.
After collection and delivery to PhysioNet’s Yorkshire depot, the equipment is checked and where necessary refurbished.
The three recent deliveries were to help fill a container of urgently-needed equipment due to leave for Harare in Zimbabwe in the middle of April.
John Tapscott, chairman of the club’s International Committee said, “Over the past eighteen months, members of the local Rotary club have collected almost 40 tons of equipment from hospitals, special schools, residential homes and other charities for delivery to Yorkshire.”
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SAFFRON WALDEN ROTARIANS JOIN WINDMILL RESTORATION PROJECT
Several members of the Rotary Club of Saffron Walden joined volunteers from other local rotary clubs to mark the start of the restoration of Great Chishill Windmill in nearby South Cambridgeshire.
The windmill at Great Chishill is one of only five surviving open-trestle post mills in the country but is no longer safe for visitors. Cambridgeshire County Council closed the building about 10 years ago.
As pressure on local authority budgets grew, the intended maintenance and renovation fell by the wayside and the mill was in danger of collapse.A group of concerned villagers and mill enthusiasts formed Great Chishill Windmill Trust with the aim of preserving the mill and returning it to a stable and weather-proof condition for future generations to enjoy.
Although permission must be gained from Historic England for work on the Grade II listed building, Trust members decided to start work at the site by uncovering the fantail track, the circular track around which the tail assembly wheels travelled as the mill turned into wind around its central post.
The team from Saffron Walden Rotary Club, joined a team from Royston Rotary Club, cutting turves on the fantail track at site.
President of Saffron Walden Rotary Club, David Telford said: “We were happy to help out on such a lovely day with a glorious view and passing interests. Hopefully the exposure of the tail track will add momentum to the restoration project.
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