At our last Club meeting, our guest speaker was a quite remarkable gentleman. Robert Knight suffered serious brain injury following a motor bike accident in Thailand in 2002. He ‘read’ his story to us, and we listened in awe and admiration to what he had achieved. 

Following the accident, he could neither talk or walk. Because of the remoteness of the area where the accident happened, he did not receive any specialist treatment for 24 hours, thus increasing the amount of damage to his brain.

After a lengthy stay in hospital in Bangkok, he was transported by air ambulance back to UK. Treatment in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, and a specialist hospital in Chapel Allerton Leeds followed. He was eventually able to live on his own and gradually learnt to talk and walk again.

He was then introduced to a National Charity – Headway the Brain Injury Charity – who have a branch based at The Elms in Milnsbridge. They specialise in supporting patients to improve their life style following brain injury. Two of their volunteers, Ian and Dee Blackwell, along with the Treasurer of Headway Huddersfield, Mrs. Stephanie Jessop, attended with Robert.

Our members were deeply moved by his story, and Rotarian Margaret Fearnley, a nurse by profession, expressed our appreciation in her vote of thanks.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                Above.   Robert and Stephanie Jessop

 

Below  President Chris Wilkinson, Robert, and Rotarian Vivienne Murphy.

Upcoming Events
Oct
23
Mon
5:30 pm Club Meeting @ Odeon cinema
Club Meeting @ Odeon cinema
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Visit to Odeon Cinema to see live performance of Royal Ballet’s Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. Details about pre-performance meal and timings to follow.
Oct
30
Mon
all-day Club Meeting
Club Meeting
Oct 30 all-day
FIFTH MONDAY.  NO MEETING.
Nov
6
Mon
6:30 pm Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker.  Rtn. Narrell Leffman.  Subject.  Travel Update
Nov
13
Mon
6:30 pm Club Meeting @ 56, Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley
Club Meeting @ 56, Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Business meeting. PLEASE NOTE.  As neither Len (our caterer) or his assistant are available on this date, Raymond has kindly agreed to hold this VERY IMPORTANT Business meeting at his house.    
Nov
20
Mon
6:30 pm @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
@ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker.  Stacey Rhodes.   Subject  Macmillan Cancer Support. Stacey will be presented with her cheque as the Club’s principal beneficiary at 2017 Dragon Boat challenge.
Nov
27
Mon
12:00 pm Club Meeting @ Christine Wilkinson
Club Meeting @ Christine Wilkinson
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rtn. Chris At Home.  Proceeds to Mary’s Meals.
Dec
4
Mon
6:30 pm Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker.  Sandra Rout.   Subject. Send a Cow.
Dec
11
Mon
12:00 pm Club Meeting @ Tolson Museum
Club Meeting @ Tolson Museum
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tour of Museum followed by lunch
Dec
18
Mon
6:30 pm Club Meeting @ Meltham Golf Club
Club Meeting @ Meltham Golf Club
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Christmas Meal and Entertainment.
Dec
25
Mon
all-day Club Meeting
Club Meeting
Dec 25 all-day
CHRISTMAS DAY –NO MEETING