Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest
Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest President Malcolm Bevan laid a wreath at the Ollerton War Memorial for Armistice Sunday in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of our country. Wreaths were also laid at the war memorials in Edwinstowe and Laxton by other Rotarians.
Good News: Africa is now Polio free
Rotarians all over the world celebrated World Polio Day on 24th October with the gratifying news that, in August, the World Health Organisation declared the whole of Africa Polio free. Over the last 35 years, Rotarians all over the world have raised £1.5 billion and given tens of thousands of volunteer hours to eradication of Polio. Polio now only occurs in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the fight goes on. If we do not continue to eradicate this crippling and life-threatening disease, it will start returning all over the globe. If Polio is not defeated everywhere, it is not defeated anywhere and many lives in this country and elsewhere will be debilitated for life.
Rotary collecting for their local food bank
Throughout November, members of the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest are taking part in a reverse Advent Calendar idea. Members have a box at home and add a food donation each day to be donated to the local food bank. The Food Bank is now run by Community Action Response (CAR) at the Lifespring Church, New Ollerton, as the one at the Methodist Church has closed. Its opening hours are Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 2.00pm. Rotarians would be delighted if you chose to join them; some people have already done so and are filling their own boxes. The Food Bank provides food donations to families in Ollerton, Edwinstowe and the surrounding areas over the Christmas period.
On your bike challenge
The Sherwood Forest Rotary Cycling Club’s ongoing fundraising event raising money for Prostate Cancer UK is continuing apace and the cyclists’ sponsored miles are clocking up each week. Prostate Cancer is a disease that can strike any man and the risks go up with age. Their bike ride challenge has taken wheels. Sponsorship and donations are rolling in and they invite you to sponsor their cyclists or get on your bike and take part to help beat Prostate Cancer through research and treatment. Please contact Dave or Laura Dennis at email@example.com for more details of how to join the 1200 Challenge or donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraisin/SherwoodForest1220Challenge.
If you are interested in finding out more about our local Rotary Club please contact Don Brown on 07875 276815.