We are now fast approaching the end of this Rotary year on 30th June.

In the year, since 1st July 2020, members have been donating monthly a sum of money equivalent to the cost of meals they would have had if we had been meeting face to face. We are pleased to announce that the total amount donated to our chosen Charity – The Welcome Centre – in that period is £4112.00

Since our last recorded donation to the Welcome Centre in February, we have donated a further £690.00. Members have donated the equivalent of the cost of their meal at our weekly meetings, and the Welcome Centre use our donations, for which they are extremely grateful, to buy goods for their food bank.

As part of it’s ongoing support of Greenfields Family Centre, Huddersfield Rotary have presented the Centre with a children’s climbing frame. The frame is now installed in the play area. Principle Lesley Stephenson says ‘Pieces of equipment like this help to support an active lifestyle and encourage our children to take part in physical activity’.

 

 

 

In addition, Huddersfield Rotary will again be sponsoring the Greenfields Family Centre entry in our Annual Dragon Boat Challenge, which we very much hope will be allowed to take place on SAT 10TH JULY at Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield.

 

Pamper bags sponsored by Huddersfield Rotary were presented to three front line workers at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Huddersfield Rotary greatly appreciate the co-operation of Westend Community Champions in this project.

Last week, as a result of our donation to fund 50 pamper bags, 26 bags were presented to Huddersfield Calderdale NHS Trust to give to ICU Nursing Staff at HRI.

In addition, a further 20 bags have been taken to Community Palliative Care Nurses who work across Calderdale and Huddersfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huddersfield Rotary are delighted to have been associated with this project.

Huddersfield Rotary invited a guest speaker, Rotarian Phil Godfrey from Solihull Rotary, to speak to us on Zoom about APS (Antiphospholipid Syndrome). His talk was emotive, educational (few if any of us had heard of APS), and amusing. We would recommend him as a speaker to any Rotary club who has not already heard Phil speak. He has to date visited, either in person or by Zoom, 266 Clubs in RIBI. He is so grateful for any help in spreading the word about APS.

This is the APS promotional brochure which is self explanatory.

 

 

Huddersfield Rotary have teamed up with Westend Community Champions (aka Westend Junior Football Club) and TRILLZ CIC to support their Pamper Bag project. 

The aim of this project is to provide  bags full of ‘goodies’ to give to front line workers at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

The target is to prepare up to 200 of these bags, and Huddersfield Rotary have donated funding for 50 bags.

Progress with this project will be brought up to date at regular intervals on this site.

Huddersfield Rotary are pleased to be able to donate a further £375.00 to the Welcome Centre to help them provide food parcels to their clients.

Since our last post in October, a further two donations totalling £505.00 have been sent to the Welcome Centre to augment their Food Bank. The total donated since March now comes to £2,605.00.

In early November, Huddersfield Rotary Club decided to launch a ‘Toys for Christmas’ Appeal. The idea was to ask  members to collect unwanted toys from their grandchildren/great grandchildren and then distribute them to local charities who would donate the toys to needy families in the Huddersfield area. Having overcome the problem of finding charities who would accept ‘used’ items, members were then asked to collect toys. A number of members had success in this project, but when Rotarian Barrie mentioned the idea to Kirkburton Probus Club, the appeal went in to orbit. It is estimated that we have now collected in excess of 1000 items, and these have been delivered to the Focal Centre in Oakes, who in turn will be forwarding them to the Jubilee Centre in Paddock, and the Chestnut Centre in Sheepridge. Huddersfield Rotary Club hopes that our project will provide much delight and happiness to children from under privileged families in the Huddersfield area.

Upcoming Events

Nov
1
Mon
6:00 pm Club meeting @ Whisket Green
Club meeting @ Whisket Green
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Business meeting. All welcome.
Nov
15
Mon
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.
Dec
4
Sat
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.