LBC Rotary were very pleased to support Chigwell Riding Trust’s annual Barn Dance. Great fun with over 170 people supporting this amazing local charity.
We had an inspirational 6th form student, Sana, talk to us last week about her recent World Challenge trip to Nicaragua. This was a 4 week expedition with four main phases: Acclimatisation, Trekking, 2 community projects and rest. The acclimatisation phase involved a self-catered trek whilst the trek phase itself was physically demanding 5 day wild camping expedition with 5 peaks to ascend in 5 days. Sana said “avoiding snakes and other creepy crawlies was the biggest challenge.” The phase which she most enjoyed though was the community engagement one where they were immersed in the life of locals for 2 weeks and got a chance to contribute something meaningful back to the locals. This included the renovation of one school in disrepair and volunteering at another school which supports vulnerable children, many of whom suffer from domestic violence, by keeping them in education and out of trouble.Alongside her studies, part time job and babysitting, she has done odd jobs and been selling sweets and cakes at school daily towards her fundraising target of £3400 which LBC Rotary have supported.
LBC Rotary were proud to be invited and support Loughton Town Mayor Cllr Philip Abraham at the Onam Festival celebration Sunday 3rd Sept.
Rotary round up.
We’re starting to plan the Chigwell Fete for spring 2018 and would like to involve local residents. Please contact us if you would like to be involved in any capacity or would like to sponsor the event.
Ted from Rotary Club of Hoddesdon and Jenni a local A level student came to talk to us about their amazing community project – A trek to Everest Base Camp, Himalayas and supporting a local school in Nepal in March 2017.
Hoddesdon 2 Himalayas project (H2H) was inspired from the BBC documentary The Highest Classroom on Earth.The idea first came about at the beginning of 2015 when the club decided to raise the funds to take 10 local students with 2 mentors from the local area.
Jenni said that Rotary has given her huge confidence and experience which she and the other students would never have had. She has gone on to be head girl at her school and been picked for world raffting championships in Japan later this year, both of which she credits Hoddesdon Rotary.
A huge Thank You to The Rotary Club of Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell for inviting me along to give a short talk about Operation Shoebox & The Smile Club, and for collecting & donating all of these for our soldiers morale boxes. 😍😎
Michele Moore, Community Champion at Tescos Waltham Abbey and organiser of ‘Moral Boxes for our deployed soldiers’ talked about her fantastic project. Something we take for granted – soft toilet paper is in short supply at some of our deployed soldiers locations 😯 as well as toiletries such as shower gel, stick deodorant, shampoo/condition, soap, feminine products and unisex moisturiser ( some locations are very hot and dry).
They send morale boxes to our soldiers packed with treats and home comforts that they cannot get whilst on deployment.
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LBC Rotary presented Michele with lots of goodies for our soldiers, which were gratefully received.
Fantastic joint concert on Sunday with LBC Rotary and Academy of Ballet Chigwell at Chigwell School in aid of MND & Rotary Foundation. Huge thanks to Chigwell School for their continued support of the community.
Guardian Rotary round up. All volunteering/support enquiries welcome.
Fantastic community day at Jessel Green today. Well done to the Jessel Green Community and others for organising a wonderful event. Great to see Mayor Cllr Philip Abrahams and LBC Rotary
past President Pesh Kapasiawala
Huge thanks to Dr Govind Mohan and Gokila for a thoroughly animated and engaging training session on CPR and defibrillator use. We should all be ready and prepared to administer CPR to
anyone in an emergency. Chances of surviving are 4 fold if CPR has been performed.
Fantastic Presidential Handover Dinner supported by Loughton Town Mayor Cllr Philip Abraham and many special guests from the community. Welcome to our new President Fran Maskell and a huge thank you to out going President Kiran Patel.
We took nearly 40 children from Woodcroft Special Needs School in Loughton for a day out to Paradise Wildlife Park on 14th Ju ne. The headmaster, Brain Sainsbury, said “It was the highlight of the year for the children, one boy made a presentation about his time last year and was looking forward to going back because he didn’t get to see the penguins last time.”
It’s all part of a National day out for kids under the Kids Out charity. The first Rotary Kids Out Day Out took place 25 years ago on 13th June 1990 on a much smaller scale compared with today. The first day out in 1990 was organised by Kingston Rotary Club and Littlewoods organisation as a trial day out. The event proved to be very successful and the rollout soon began across the UK. Nowadays, Kids Out in partnership with Rotary takes up to 25,000 disadvantaged children on a Day Out to attractions across the UK http://www.kidsout.org.uk/
Contact us if you want to make a difference!