The first crocuses are springing up! These bulbs were donated by us to the Grow Community Garden. The Crocus is a flower which symbolises the story of the Rotary Polio eradication programme. The Crocus was chosen as the purple colour matched the dye painted on the little fingers of children to show that they have been immunised.
Huge thanks again to the Newsquest Group (Guardian) for their amazing support of Rotary.
We had two heroes Keith & Ron from amazing charity Essex Blood Runners talk to us about their work. They’re a charitable organisation that delivers blood, samples and emergency plasma to hospital departments across Essex. They do this free of charge whenever and wherever it’s urgently needed. They’re on call from 7:00pm to 7:00am 7 nights a week, 24 hours Weekends and Bank Holiday, and all main holidays. They’re all volunteer bikers/car drivers and do not receive any payment for the work we do. Please support them.
Wonderful Christmas celebrations at the Rotary Memory Cafe today. Free monthly activity sessions on the 2nd Friday of the month (10-12pm) at the Loughton Club, IG10 4NX
EF Food Bank update
Through your efforts today we collected and sorted 33 (crammed full) trays of food and a whopping £236.92p in cash, This is truly Rotary – Making a Difference. Today’s food donations go to the Islington Foodbank to help those in real need.
So that’s 70 trays of food and £550 in cash so far over the 3 days. A fantastic result and, remember Tesco will add 20% of the value of the food by weight and give it to the Trussell Trust (85% of that is given back to the foodbanks). Thanks again for doing your bit.
Please get in touch if you want to get involved in anyway with Rotary – we are for communities.
Sad news, Dick White has passed to higher service. He was 97 and he was a past President and Honorary member, he joined Rotary in 1968, and leaves his wife Jane. He was an active member and attended our fellowships up until 4 years ago. He will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral details for Dick are as follows;Thursday 7th December, 2017 at 12.45pm Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault, IG8 3HP followed afterwards at The Woodford Wells Cricket Club, IG8 0NL
Inspirational Awards Ceremony organised by Youth Employment Strategy (YES) to celebrate young adults and businesses making a difference in our community. LBC Rotary were nominated by West Hatch School and were proud to receive an award. Thank you to YES patron Eleanor Laing MP and guest of honour Vicky Ford MP.
If you would like to support LBC Rotary in any way we would love to hear from you.
Assisting King Harold Academy, Waltham Abbey with mock interviews. Well organised and enthusiastic pupils, a great credit to the school.
We were privileged to have Lawrence Troyna, who was infected with polio as a child, talk to us about his colourful career despite his polio condition. Multi million pound deals, casinos, Concorde and the mafia where involved!
Although polio has not been seen in Great Britain and Ireland for many years, it is vital that we continue our efforts to eliminate the disease worldwide in order that it can never return. Rotary clubs in Great Britain and Ireland have so far donated over £20 million (€24 million) to End Polio Now.
Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio have been described as one of the finest humanitarian projects the world has ever known and Rotary has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The eradication of polio when completed will be one of the most significant achievements in public health since the eradication of smallpox.
LBC Rotary have donated 1000 crocuses to Loughton Town Council which will be planted at Murray Hall. The crocuses symbolise our End Polio campaign. Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history. Now, Rotary and its partners are This Close to making that dream a reality.
Why not assist with any future events/fundraising and/or join Rotary, you would be very welcome.
Another inspiring free World of Work Conference supporting all the local secondary schools in Epping Forest at the Marriott Hotel. Great support from Mayor Cllr Philip Abraham.
Welcome to our newest member Salome Ahenkora, owner of Chigwell Tours.
All membership/volunteering enquiries welcome.
Rotary round up, huge thanks again to Newsquest and their EF Guardian publication.
Liz Curtis made an emotional presentation to us about The Lily Foundation. Liz started the charity 10 years ago in memory of her daughter Lily, having lost her battle to Mitochondrial Disease at just eight months old. The charity aims to give hope, answers and support to the many other children and families that face the challenges of this disease today..
The Lily Foundation is LBC Rotary’s charity of the year nominated by our President Fran.
Macmillan Coffee Morning hosted by Marion at The Loughton Club. Great event, well done raising much needed funds. Supported by Loughton Town Council, Epping Forest District Council and LBC Rotary & Roding Rotary.
Great community spirit at Love Loughton, St Mary’s Church. LBC Rotary were supporting Stroke Awareness by offering free blood pressure checks. Big thanks to our two health professionals Dr Nitika Arya and Serene 😀 We were pleasantly surprised with visits from Eleanor Laing MP, Cllr David Stallan EFDC Chairman and Loughton Town Mayor Cllr Philip Abraham, all in wonderful health!