Cary Big Christmas 2019

The slick team which is Brue Valley Rotary was once again making its festive presence felt at the Cary Big Christmas event with bacon baps, burgers and the now famous “The Works” on sale to keep the festive event-goers fed and happy.

Despite new competition from the newly opened butcher just a few yards up the street and a Thai Food stall next door, we saw a steady trade throughout the event and look forward to hearing from Mr Treasurer what the financial outcome was.

The evening ended with a new game:  how much kit can we fit in one car.

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Tour of Sherborne Abbey

This afternoon an appropriate 12 paid a visit to Sherborne Abbey for a most fascinating guided tour of the magnificent building and gained an insight into its history.

Having behaved ourselves during the tour we rewarded ourselves with a restorative cup of tea and slice of cake at The Three Wishes café.

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Children in Need 2019

Once again Brue Valley Rotarians braved the elements on Children in Need night ( Friday 15th November ) in order to collect money for BBC’s Children in Need. We had three teams covering our area. In total we collected over £1173 and the total is still rising.

Many thanks both to the intrepid teams that dressed up and collected.

Team Spiderman, Pudsey and Jack Sparrow. 

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The Mario Brothers and Octopussy         and                        118 118

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Also many thanks to the Pubs and shops that allowed us to collect on their premises:

Alhampton Inn
Bear Hotel
Bell Inn – Evercreech
Brook House
Camelot – South Cadbury
Catash – North Cadbury
Cross Keys – Lyford
Daniela’s, Castle Cary
Dolphin Inn – Wincanton
George Hotel
Mildmay Arms – Queen Camel
Miller’s Inn
Natterjack
Nog Inn
Old Inn, Holton
Orchard Inn – Galhampton
Pecking Mill
Quarry Inn (keinton mandeville)
Red Lion – Babcary
Sparkford Inn – Sparkford
Stags Head – Yarlington
The Bay tree
The Bruton Castle
The Manor ( Ditcheat )
The Montague Inn – Shepton Montague
The Old Red Lion, North Brewham
The Pickled Inn – Evercreech
The Smithy, Charlton Musgrove
The Sun Inn
The Wagtail
The Walnut Tree – West Camel
Travellers Rest (A27)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
White Hart

 

 

 

 

 

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International Greetings

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These two happy Rotarians from the Belrose Rotary Club were on stewarding duty at a French Market held in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We enjoyed much chatter;   including them sending greetings to Brue Valley Rotary Club which have by virtue of this been passed on. A thriving Rotary Club of a similar size and demographics as us.  RW.

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Brue Valley Rotary Collects at Shepton Carnival 2019

Nine Brue Valley Rotarians braved the weather to collect at Shepton Carnival  this year.

After the usual wonderful and essential fish and chip meal at Whitstones.

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We reluctantly left the restaurant  

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to visit the Silver Leader in his cosy control center.

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After a few minutes in the warmth of the control center 

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Then back into  the rain – and ready to go

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And finally at the end – a job well done.

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Helping Local Community Groups

Last Thursday at Sherborne Castle, Dorset, Brue Valley Rotarians joined with their colleagues from Sherborne Castles and Yeo Vale Rotary Clubs to donate the proceeds of their very successful ‘Classic & Supercars Show at Sherborne Castle’ to local community groups.  In addition The British Heart Foundation and the Yeovil & District Hospital Breast Cancer Appeal received donations.

This year saw some 2100 cars on display, with around 15,500 people at the show and as a result we have been able to donate £60,000 to local charities, making the sum raised in recent years £231,000.

A huge thank-you to the Rotary volunteers, all the exhibitors including private individuals and traders, those who support the show as sponsors, or in kind, and of course the visitors who make this possible.

Cheques presented by Brue Valley Rotarians, past and present, and a list of groups receiving donations is here:

 

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