Last Saturday Devizes Rotary, with the help of a couple of Devizes Lions, were again invited to cook at the Bath Rugby Walk, which as usual started at Dorothy House in Winsley, and ended at the Bath rugby ground. It was a great day for all concerned, and once again we donated all profits (almost £600) to Dorothy House and the Bath Rugby Foundation.
Here’s a note from Emily Knight, the organiser of the event:
Hi Cliff and the Rotary Club of Devizes dream team
Thank you SO much for all your help and hard work on Saturday providing the delicious food for the walkers and volunteers at the Bath Rugby Walk. As always, it was a complete pleasure to work the with professional, fun, kind, hardworking and totally fabulous Rotarians. You are a shining light for us all and show what camaraderie and delight can be gained by giving up your precious time to help others. Please can I clone you?!
In the end we had 545 people sign up to walk, with 506 actually walking on the day. Last year we raised over £56,000 from the event for the two charities and we’re hoping to match that again this year.
We couldn’t have made the day so successful without the legendary addition of the Rotary Club of Devizes, and on behalf of Dorothy House and the Bath Rugby Foundation we just wanted you to know…we love you!!!!
And finally…..volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.
Emily Knight Events Fundraiser Dorothy House Hospice Care Winsley, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2LE
Our skittles match last Monday against Midsomer Norton and Radstock at The Tuckers Grave inn, Faulkland turned out to be a very close run thing with Midsomer Norton ending up winning in the end by just 2 points.
Good fun seemed to be had by all, and at least we had the consolation that our very own Clive “Barnes Wallis” Harland was the highest scorer!
Last weekend members of Devizes Rotary braved the cold and wet to collect almost £350 to buy hampers for families in need this Christmas.
By adding some extra cash from club funds, we were able to put together 24 hampers which we’ve been distributing throughout the town and surrounding villages over the fast few days.
Thanks very much to everyone for your contributions – it really means a lot to the families concerned, as typified in the following quote:
We have just been given a hamper from a neighbour that you tried to deliver earlier. As a family we are incredibly grateful and deeply moved. It is very much unexpected.
Thank you so much.
Merry Christmas to you all wonderful kind people.