David Lovatt's blog

Croquet Success

Rob Evans writes:

Well played to everyone last night. It was an incredible win against the Man Utd of croquet!!!  Just goes to show how every point can be vital.  Everyone contributed in some way or other.  It is very much a team game. At 2-3 down it was 24-25 so a 7-5 win or better was very much achievable. Great to see our President help us over the line.  We have a semi final to play before 26 August, with a possible final after that.

We also have a big squad, with having two teams, which helps us to improve year on year.


Gateway BBQ 2018

On a perfect Summer  evening they came to the Eyton Village Hall, arriving slowly at first then in no time at all filling the Hall, for the Annual Gateway BBQ.

Some of the younger Adults were quite mobile , others in wheelchairs, but all there to enjoy the evening festivities.

New PHF at Wellington

As President Brian ended this thank you speech at the End of year BBQ President Elect Peter stepped forward asking to say a few words.  He began by talking about Paul Harris Fellowships and announced that he would be presenting one in a few minutes.  He outlined the work that the recipient has done in his local community and has done for Rotary.  He then outlined the four years of hard work that had been carried out to secure a $63000 global grant for work in Malawi.

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.