Pictures from our Rotary 10km Sponsored Walk around The Waterways of Shepperton

Walkers enjoying the Shepperton footpaths on their 10km sponsored walk. Charities aim to raise at least £8000 from their sponsors.

The Mayor and Mayoress Opens the Sunbury Manor School Garden. April 2017.

The Mayor of Spelthorne Alfred Friday and his Mayoress Kay Friday opened the Rotary Garden at Sunbury Manor School.

This garden has been created by the joint Rotary Clubs of Shepperton and Sunbury.  Shepperton and Sunbury meet in the evening at the Holiday Inn, Felix lane whilst  Aurora, meet as a breakfast Club at the Boathouse, Chertsey Bridge. This was a joint venture by both Clubs to create a wheel chair access garden for the pupils - transforming a patch of waste patch ground into a quiet space for children to enjoy.

There were many hours of hard work and friendly banter between the two Clubs.  I am told that there are frogs habitating the refurbished pond and I am sure that the gazebo and benches will get a proper amount of use.

The Head Teacher gave a short speech, followed by the presidents of both Clubs.  The Mayor, Cllr Alfred Friday added a few words which emphasised his personal connections with the school.

Pat Hodgson receives his Paul Harris Award (Pat - second from left)

Pat Hodgson received his Paul Harris Award for long-term service the the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury. He received the presentation on 8th March 2017 with many members attending to congratulate him.

Andrew's sponsored cycle ride to raise money for Kids For Kids

On Sunday 4 December 2016 Andrew Welch, having been so inspired by the talk at the Rotary District Conference, decided to cycle for the charity Kids For Kids. He raised £1000 from his sponsors which was donated to Kids for Kids.

Quoting from the Kids For Kids homepage:

'KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship.  Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village.   Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically but their IQ is reduced, often irreperably.  Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health. 

Goat loans are just one way we help.  By providing an integrated package of sustainable  projects which parents tell us will help them the most –  projects suitable to the region which have both an immediate, and a long term impact – we are lifting families out of abject poverty and transforming whole villages.  To date we have adopted 82 villages across North Darfur, with five more this year. Over 364,000 people whose lives have been improved long term in one of the most remote and inaccessible regions of the world ...'

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In the next 30 days...

The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury will be running Hogwartz Express, other games and sponsoring other charities to run stalls at Shepperton Fair. read more »
Cliff Allum talks about Combat Stress read more »
Patricia Parker will tell us about "Kids for Kids".
Geoff Williams is celebrating his year as President, 2016-2017 before handing over to our new President, Richard Black

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We meet on Mondays at 7.10 pm (except bank holidays) Holiday Inn
Felix Lane
Shepperton
TW17 8NP tel: 01932 899933

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