On Saturday 10th July Rotarians Ann Denham and Ian Fillan were invited by Shaun Weatherhead to attend Westend Junior Football Club at their training ground at Salendine Nook. They had been shortlisted for a National FA Grassroots Football Award in the category ‘Project of the Year’. As supporters of two of their projects, we were invited to represent Huddersfield Rotary Club to take part in a film interview  conducted by the Football Association.

Initial contact with Westend was made before Xmas 2020, when we were looking for an organisation that could distribute toys to needy families. We were impressed with the organisation but in particular with the enthusiasm clearly shown by the children and volunteer helpers. So, we delivered over 1400 toys to The Focal Centre , which we had collected from our family and friends, and Westend distributed them to the local community on our behalf.

When after Xmas, we were approached by Westend to see if we could support their next project, which was to provide pamper bags for front line staff at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, we readily agreed to fund the purchase of 50 bags with a donation from our Charity Account.

Again,we were so impressed with the enthusiasm and willingness of the young footballers to help their community   and we as Rotarians also derived much pleasure from being able to assist in this project.

In the interview on Saturday, Ann & Ian were able to express all these sentiments, and wish Westend Community Group all the success they deserve in any future projects, in which we hope we will also be able to help.

Upcoming Events
6:00 pm Club meeting @ Whisket Green
Club meeting @ Whisket Green
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Business meeting. All welcome.
6:30 pm Club meeting @ To be announced.
Club meeting @ To be announced.
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social event for a pub meal.  Venue to be announced. All members and friends welcome.
11:00 am Santa’s Grotto. @ Cafe in the Park
Santa’s Grotto. @ Cafe in the Park
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Nigel Patrick, will officially open our Santa’s Grotto at 11.00am. All members and friends are invited to attend. Your support will be most welcome.