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Presentation to Blood Bikes

On Friday 16th March the Club heard about the work of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes, an urgent volunteer service providing transportation of blood products, for free, to NHS hospitals across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.  SSBB transport a variety of other urgent medical items in addition to blood products, including donated breast milk used to feed premature babies. This is achieved using temperature controlled boxes attached to the bikes.

Quiz at the Duck

A successful Club  Quiz Night took place at the Duck at Allscott on Thursday 22nd February.  Quizmaster Paul Rhodes put 100 questions to teams of 2 in five general knowledge sections.  Questions ranged from giving the name of TinTin's dog [Snowy] to naming the shortest book in the Old Testament [Obadiah].


The gym at the Princess Royal Hospital Telford provides rehabilitation exercise for patients recovering from operations, accidents, and cardiac incidents, and has two Life Fitness 9500hr treadmills which are an essential part of the exercise program.

Christmas Day at Farcroft

Father Christmas, otherwise known as President John Wardle, visited Farcrodt on North Road, Wellington to distribute gifts and good cheer on Christmas morning.  Father Christmas was accompanied by his elves who arrived from the distant lands of Much Wenlock, Ellerdine, Norwich and Greece.

Christmas Lunch 2017

The Rotary Club of Wellington Christmas Lunch on 15th December welcomed the bringer of the Christmas Message, Vicky Longbone, the Church Related Community Work Minister from Derby.  


At the Christmas Lunch of the Rotary Club of Wellington on 15th December 2017 Rotarian John Wardle was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow by President Brain Richards.  

Carols at Farcroft

Rotarians were joined by members of Wellington Inner Wheel, friends and partners to sing Christmas Carols to residents of Farcroft in Wellington.   Farcroft Assistant Manager Louisa Flanaghan thanked everyone for coming to Farcroft.  She said,"The residents always look forward to Wellington Rotary coming to sing Carols at Christmas.

At Work in an Eye Hospital

Previous speaker Satinder Sidhu has sent the club a photograph of him at work in an Eye Hospital in Sierra Leone.  

Satinder had informed the Club about the work of Vision Aid, particularly with reference to his visit to Sierra Leone as a volunteer helping to allieviate eye problems of the inhabitants. The Club subsequently donated £250 to Satinder's project.