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Carols at Oakwood

Rotarians were joined by members of Wellington Inner Wheel, friends and partners to sing Christmas Carols to residents of Oakwood in Wellington.  The event was led by Chris Yates with accompaniment by Robyn Davies and Christine Hollis.

New Members

On Friday 24th November In the presence of District 1210 Governor Carol Reilly and AG Margaret Clewly, Rotary Club of Wellington President Brian Richards welcomed two news members into the Club.  Maureen Ward and Sophie Yates were introduced to the Club by their proposers and then inducted into membership of Rotary International.

Attending the Tree of Light

The Rotary Telford Tree of Light, now in the 4th week of the 2017 campaign, has so far remembered over 3500 loved ones and raised over £27,500 for local charities. Chair of the organising committee Max Clowes said, “I am very pleased with progress so far which is ahead of last year’s record figures.”


Following the Remembrance meeting of the Rotary Club of Wellington with speaker Dick Bailey that took place on 10th November, President Brian took part in Wellington's annual Remembrance Parade and laid a wreath of poppies at the Lytch Gate of All Saints Church.  The photograph shows President Brian with President Sonia Roberts of the Rotary Club of Telford Centre.

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 Dicky Dodds of Signal Radio 107 who was to switch-on the 2017 Telford Tree of Light.

Tree of Light Campaign 2017 is Underway

On Wednesday 25th October nearly 2500 envelopes containing details of this year’s campaign were franked at Lanyon Bowdlers Solicitors and delivered to Wellington Royal Mail for posting to supporters of the Telford Tree of Light.

Film Night Success

President Elect Peter Llewellyn writes:

Our latest Film Night presentation of The Viceroy¹s House was shown on the 24th October at Wrekin College and was well received by the audience.Ticket sales for this event were initially very disappointing however a late surge in the final few days plus ticket sales on the night confirmed it¹s success. 

QAVS Award Ceremony

The Rotary Telford Tree of Light  Receives the Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service 2017

The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy KCVO, presented the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017, to representatives of the Rotary Telford Tree of Light on Thursday 18th October 2017 at The Telford Whitehouse Hotel.

Tree of Light Preparations

Even as the teams from the four Rotary Clubs of Telford, Ironbridge, Telford Centre, Wellington and The Wrekin prepare for the presentation of The Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the work for the 2017 Telford Tree of Light Appeal continues.

Presentation to KIP

President Brian presented a cheque to the KIP project following from a successful Charity Film Night.