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Health Awareness Day 2018

Fortunately after a very wet Friday night it was dry in Wellington's Market Square on Saturday 2nd June for Rotary Wellington's Health Awareness Day.

Telford & Wrekin Young Carers

Rotary Wellington were pleased to welcome Telford Young Carers manager, Laura Thorogood, and Young Carers Activities Volunteer, Gary Brewer, to their meeting on Friday 1st June. President Brian Richards presented them with a cheque for £1250 to help fund their work. The money was raised at the annual Rotary Wellington Sportsman Night.

Visit to Dapol Model Railway Company

A small band of members and a couple of guests including Peter Martin and Brian Lewis visited the Dapol model railway factory at Chirk on 30th May. We met and lunched at the local Wyevale Garden Centre before moving on to the Dapol shop and factory where we were made very welcome.

Blood Bike Delivery

“All Blood Bikes have a name - this new machine is called ‘Spirit of Rotary’”. With these words Chair of the Rotary Clubs of Telford Trust Fund, Paul Booth unveiled the new BMW motorbike at Telford Town Centre on Saturday 5th May. Rotarian Paul continued, “ I was privileged to unveil the new Blood Bike, ‘Spirit of Rotary’, on its handover. Of all the many Rotary projects I have been involved in over the last 25 years, none has given me as much satisfaction.

Tree of Light Success

The Rotary Telford Tree of Light held its presentation evening, hosted by Rotary Club of Telford Centre President Sonia Roberts at the Buckatree Hall Hotel on Tuesday 27th March. This year the Rotary Telford Tree of Light, which is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ironbridge, Telford Centre, The Wrekin and Wellington celebrated its 22nd campaign.

Honorary Rotarian Greg

It is announced with much sadness that Honorary Member Guide Dog Greg has passed away.

Greg served Ken  for many years even beyond the recommended age for a working Guide Dog and had a well deserved retirement alongside Sherwood who had taken over his duties.  

Sportsman's Night with Rory Underwood

The Rotary Club of Wellington’s 31st Annual Sportsman’s Night took place at the Telford Whitehouse Hotel on Thursday 22 March. Once again it was organised by Rotarian Mike Dorricott and proved to be a great success.  

C Team Successful

Weliington C have reached the final of the District 1210 Fellowship Quiz.  The team of John Bradley, Peter Murray, Richard Studd and David Lovatt and managed by Rob Evans scored 139 points in their semi-final round finishing 3rd of 30 teams that took part.

As the scores were very close around the threshold to go through to the final it was decided to put the 12 highest scoring teams through to the final.

Congratulations to the 12 teams who will contest the final on Tuesday 15th May 2018. The final will be held at Linden House, Tettenhall.

Tesco Collection for Polio

Members of the Rotary Club of Wellington took part in a collection for the Rotary campaign 'End Polio Now' on Saturday 17th March.  Foundation Chair Geoff Ward writes, "Thank you for your support at the Tesco collection Saturday last in aid of Polio.  The total sum raised was £366.88"

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