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Devizes Area Heats Young Chef Competition 2019-20

Just over a week ago the Devizes Area Heats of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2018-19 took place at the fabulous Farm Cookery School near Bromham. Thanks to everyone that took part, and in particular thanks to all the competitors who made the day so successful.

Below are some ‘photos from both heats, together with a summary of the results.

Heat 1

Contestants

Hannah Blacker, Josephine Read, Isabel Brown, George Maslen, Lara Mountford

Supporters

Judges

Laura Mayes, Colin Lugg (adjudicator), Beth Hemly, Andrew Alexander

Meals

Certificates

Heat 2

Contestants

Jessica Raja, Charlie Dawe, Odin Bishop, Samuel McGibbon

Supporters

Judges

Meals

Certificates

Results

After a wonderful day during which we witnessed some remarkable young talent at work, the following competitors were invited to take part in the Devizes Area Final, which will take place on Sunday 17th November:
Hannah Blacker
George Maslen
Jessica Raja
Samuel McGibbon
Many congratulations to them all, and good luck in the final!

3000 pounds raised for charity by Devizes Rotary at the 2019 Devizes Beer Festival

The 20th Devizes CAMRA Beer Festival took part on Saturday 6th July, and once again Devizes Rotary were invited to provide hot food for the hungry festival goers. Over 20 Rotarians and friends were joined by members of Devizes Lions to serve over 500 burgers, 800 sausages, and four huge pans of chilli. Veggie burgers and a vegan chilli were also on offer, and this year plastic cutlery and polystyrene containers were replaced by recyclable and sustainable alternatives.

A great day was had by all, and we are delighted to say that our efforts raised just under £3,000 local charities.

Devizes Know Your Blood Pressure Day

Devizes Rotary in partnership with Wiltshire Council’s Health Trainers ran another Know Your Blood Pressure (KYBP) day on 6th June. A steady flow of people attended the session which was held between 9:30 and 12 noon in the Brittox, Devizes.

Health & Well Being Day

Much of the following has been taken from an article by Jo Moore which appeared in the online Gazette and Herald on 17th June.

62 organisations offering everything from fitness fun to advice on how to keep your home more secure were out in force in Devizes on Saturday 14th June. The Devizes Community Area Health and Well Being Day, organised by Devizes Rotary with support from the Devizes Area Board, brought together a wide range of activities. Many of them were aimed at older people but there was also plenty on offer for younger people who were drawn to The Green despite severe showers throughout the morning.

Devizes U3A for example had a stand to advertise its many and varied groups that meet in members’ homes, village halls and community centres so people can socialise and do everything from French conversation and painting to playing table tennis and walking.

Also among those taking part was Devizes Men’s Shed which is a group that brings retired people together to make objects and offer friendship and support. Albert Wooldridge from Mens’ Shed said: “A great day at the Devizes Health and Wellbeing Day held on the small green. Devizes Men’s shed would like to say a big thank you to Cliff Evans for making it possible.”

Also taking part was town councillor Damion Godwin from running club Devizes FIT and Townson training, started by Greg Townson, which offers boot camp fitness.

Before the event opened refreshments were made available to the exhibitors and demonstrators by volunteers from WCIL and St James’ Church, then Devizes Rotary took over providing a great mixture of hot food and drinks. All the profits raised have been donated to 3 loical charities, namely the Devizes Monday Club, Market Lavington Tuesday Club and Bromham & Rowde Tuesday Club.

Rotary Young Chef Competition 2018-19

 

Thalia Cooper, Kiah Cooper, Sophie Strong, Leona Adams, Jake Duckett

Last week the Devizes Area Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2018-19 took part at the fabulous Farm Cookery School near Bromham.

Below are some ‘photos from the event.

 

Contestants

There were four contestants from Lavington School – Sophie Strong, Jacob Duckett, Thalia Cooper and Leona Adams, plus one – Kiah Cooper – from Dauntsey’s.

Supporters

Judges

Theresa Connelly, Giovanni Canpanella, Gretchen Winter, Colin Lugg

Meals

Certificates

Winner

Many congratulations to all the contestants who did superbly well to maintain a very high standard throughout the competition. However in the end there could be only one winner, and that  was Sophie Strong, who will now be invited to represent the Devizes Area in the District Competition which will take place early in the New Year.

Golf Day with Lions – May 9th 2018