Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

by | 7 August 2021 | Rotary, Sherwood

The new Rotary year has started and the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest’s new president, Dave Dennis, has officially taken over the reins from Malcolm Bevan. Dave has a lot of exciting events to bring to the club and, with their new format, they hope to be meeting many more of you in and around the community. There will be a good mix of their usual fundraising events and social occasions.
Look out for their duck races, concerts, collections and social meetings and join in with their activities. If you need their assistance please contact any club member or email sherwoodforestrotary@yahoo.com. They are looking to help local groups from schools to sports and interest groups. To find out more please contact them.
Their first date this year will be the club’s annual Charity Golf Day, sponsored by local solicitors Jones and Co. This will take place on Wednesday 15th September, from 10.00am. Ten teams have already entered and they are hoping to achieve more that 20 teams this year. You may want to sponsor a hole for £25.00 and they are also looking for prizes for their raffle table. Please contact the club for further information.
The club’s Proms Concert has been provisionally booked for 13th November and this will be confirmed in September.
Laura and Dave Dennis came up with an idea late in 2019 to ride 1,220 miles (Sherwood Forest to Rome) during this Rotary year to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, a charity close to the heart of the club. People of all ages and abilities have taken part, not just on cycles outside but on exercise bikes in the safety of their own homes. As they come to the end of the challenge, they have over 20 riders, walkers and a rower who are all doing distances they feel comfortable with, but all with a sole purpose of challenging themselves, keeping fit and raising money for a good cause. As we write, they have raised £2,985 on their JustGiving page, but they have had other donations from businesses and individuals; and some of the cyclists raised their own sponsorship so they know they will have raised around £4,000. Thanks to everyone who has taken part or donated money.
Sherwood Forest Rotary have been supporting Maun Infant and Nursery School through a District Grant. This has been used to buy building blocks which help to develop children’s motor skills and muscle tone, as well as their imaginations and problem solving skills, equipment to encourage writing, communication and language and a mud kitchen / café area. This has been an enjoyable project to support and they hope it becomes a successful addition to the school’s curriculum.