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Food Bank Donation

Members made contributions to the Telford Crisis Support Food Bank on 30th November. Richard Studd, with his car low on its suspension delivered the goods after our Club meeting. He subsequently received the following e-mail.

Sent: Friday, 30 Nov, 2018 at 16:19
Subject: Wellington Rotary donation

Community Award for Group Scout Leader

It was with great pleasure that the members of the Rotary Club of Wellington made a Community Award to Mrs Alison Peel in recognition of her service to Wellington as Cub Leader and Group Scout Leader of the 2nd Wellington Scout Group.

RYLA 2018

The speakers at our meeting on 30th November were Lydia, Keira & James. They spoke about their RYLA experience and thanked the Club for the life changing opportunity that we had given them.

Sports Teams

We had a very busy week. A win against Wrekin 9-0 at table tennis and this week we had a practice at Jim Udale house ready for snooker on Tuesday only for opposition to concede at last minute. Tenpin bowling followed on Wednesday when we scored just short of 700 against 470 from Blythe Bridge. Ten wins in a row during Sep/ Oct / Nov puts us in two semi finals and means we still have lots to arrange in the next two months. Well done to all the players.

PSA Testing at Oakengates

Rotary Wellington donated £1500 to the Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group PSA testing evening at Oakengates on 22nd October. There were six Wellington Rotarians in attendance, supplementing the few Prostate Support Group volunteers, assisting with the stewarding and booking in of the 303 men and ten women who attended the event. (The ladies had accompanied their husbands to ensure that they actually had a blood test).

Tree of Light Switched On

A crowded Mall at Telford Town Centre filled by the sounds of the Salvation Army Band heralded the arrival of Jo Jesmond of Free Radio who was to switch-on the 2017 Telford Tree of Light. Chairman of the organising committee, Max Clowes, welcomed representatives of the charities supported by this year's Tree, the Tree's sponsors, the Presidents of the four organising Rotary Clubs and many of those whose families' names appear around the Tree.

Remembrance Day 2018

President Peter together with members of the Club, partners and friends joined the Remembrance Parade in Wellington on 11 November arriving at All Saints Church just before 11.00.  Following the Service and Act of  Remembrance President Peter joined with other local organisation to lay a wreath at the Lytch Gate, Wellington's War Memorial.

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