January 2018 Update

A great start to 2018 with the club busy preparing for events ahead as well as enjoying club speakers and participation in District events. IT'S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE PINK RIBBON WALK ON SUNDAY JUNE 24th GET YOURSELF REGISTERED!!!

Our Christmas & New Year Homeless Appeal Bucket Collections at varous venues raised an amazing £1400. This was increasd to £1500 from club funds with £500 each being donated to Manna House, a homelss hostel in Kendal, The Salvation Army Kendal Branch and Crisis HQ in London.

We were delighted to welcome our Cooperative store's local manager to give us an insight into the work of the Coop local community fund. As a member, every time you shop at the Coop, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and servies goes to the local community fund. The money raised by all members on the local community, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps to fund local projects in the area where we live. Since September 2016 the Coop has raised a total of more than £20 million nationwide.

This year our club has been chosen as one of the three local charities to benefit from the community fund. We will be using our contribution towards our Alzheimers Research Duck Race in September.

Members enjoyed their, now annual, visit to the Lakes Players Panto, at the Lakes School. This year saw the panto classic Cinderella, with the mean Baroness and her two horrible daughters Hernia and Verruca! Oh yes we did!

The month finished with an excellent presentation from Nigel Wilkinson, Managing Director Windermere Lake Cruises. Carrying over 1.6million passengers a year (10,000 people per day in peak season) the company operates iconic steamers, such as Tern, Teal and Swan, launches, a fleet of cruisers and small self-drive hire boats, and is involved with many well-known Lakeland attractions. 'The key to success is to deliver a service that exceeds peoples expectations'. Nigel gave an insight into the company, its fleet, sustainability and community involvement. Employing 150 people and operating 50 regular sailings a day the company has been named as one of the top most popular visitor attractions in Engalnd. As a token of our apprecation for Nigels talk he was presented with a cheque towards St Marys Hospice, where members of staff have been cared for.

On the District front, teams have excelled in the District Ten Pin Bowling competition and Gray Games. The Quiz Team is also through to the third round of the District Quiz!

Plans are well underway for the Pink Ribbon 5km walk on Sunday June 24th. Registration and full details are now available - see web seperate link