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Scout Fun Day follow up messages

Message from Young Carers
From all at The Carers Centre - Thank you so much for a wonderful day! The young carers had the best time! We had such lovely feedback from them and their parents about how much they enjoyed it! Rotary Wellington's continuing support for the young carers of Telford is truly appreciated.
Message from Alison Peel
Peter, this is fantastic !  Please feel free to share with your members.  I'm not sure how Rotary managed to dodge the cameras?  I was a bit rubbish and didn't take any at the campsite...

Scout/Young Carers Fun Day

Saturday 13th April we helped with the Scout Fun Day for Telford & Wrekin Young Carers Service at the Wrekin Camp Site.


Street Collection for Polio Plus

Vic reports that we were lucky with the weather and, like all traders in the town, somewhat disadvantaged by the number of empty shops in the town, especially, in The Square, however a total of £251.77 was collected.


Tour & Tea at Weston Park

The 1st April was a serious very day for 30 members and friends as we were treated to a tour of the wonderful treasures of Elizabeth's House at Weston Park.   Our guides Val and Pat took us back in time with views of paintins by Stubbs, Constable and others and spoke of the dubious political dealings involving the Great Seal of James 11.

Sportsman Night 2019


 The club's annual Sportsman Night was held at Whitehouse Hotel, Watling Street, on Thursday 7th March.   Our guest speaker was Alex Stepney, Manchester United's Goalkeeper for their first European Cup Win.   Here he is with President Peter and Past President Mike Dorricott who has organised the event for many years.

He was supported by comedian Ian Irving seen here with President Peter and Gill.

Sports Report

A final black ball win secured victory over last year's champions The Wrekin.
Ten Pin Bowling
Victory over The Wrekin was also secured at the Shrewsbury Bowl was also achieved albeit with the surprise inclusion of some academy players.   Wellington also played on 3 other lanes to combine the competition with a fellowship evening.    Teams and others then adjourned to the Red Lion for a convivial evening.

Wrekin Riders BMX visit

 Wrekin Riders BMX received a grant from the Fairbourne fund which enabled the club to have a team building day at a trampoline park with coaching.   Kirsty Smallman explained how important this was to the children invovled as they were able to play with each other instead of competing covered by their helmets.   

Medic Malawi Newsletter

The following is an extract from the Medic Malawi Newsletter
Medic Malawi Newsletter September 2018
The Power of Sunshine
When I give talks  about Malawi , I have often been known to say that the country’s main resource is sunshine, but that it is very difficult to use it. Now at last that may change , thanks to the work of Wellington Rotary Club here in Shropshire.