The Rotary Club of Alford & Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire, UK • Established 1978 • Home club of Rotary International Past President Bill Huntley

The Rotary Club of Alford & Mablethorpe News

Alford Cricket Club Bonfire Night 2017

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Rotary volunteers were out in force last Saturday evening supporting the Alford Cricket Club’s annual bonfire night, an event which we helped re-establish last year. Despite a rainy start to the day the evening was dry and clear and the event was well attended. We did a roaring trade having sold out of burgers and… Read More

Update from The Alford Watch Group

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The Alford Watch Group is one of around 300 such locally run groups organised by the Wildlife Trust. The group’s aim is to get children interested in wildlife and the environment in a very hands on way. We have written a little about the group, and our support for it, on our Youth Work page…. Read More

Talk from The Coastal Community Challenge

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Thanks go this evening to John Gregory, Kim Parrinder and Linda Diggle from the Coastal Community Challenge (CCC) who came to talk to us about some of the projects they have commissioned, or helped to fund, with the £1M of Big Lottery money that was awarded to the Mablethorpe, Sutton and Trusthorpe area. Over the… Read More

Disaster Relief for The Caribbean

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In September the most powerful hurricane to hit the Atlantic in ten years, Hurricane Irma, devastated the islands in the North East Caribbean. Thanks to our clubs ongoing fund-raising efforts we were in a good position to be able to donate money immediately to help those affected. We have a proud history of buying Shelter… Read More

Talk on the RNIB Talking Books Library

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We were joined last night by Jenny Perry from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) who gave a presentation about the charity in general but particularly about their talking books service. The talking books library has been operating for 80 years but has embraced modern technology. As you might expect users are able… Read More

Barn Dance at Saleby

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Last Saturday we hosted a Barn Dance at Galley Hill Farm in Saleby to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event featured live music from The Rake Up Ceilidh Band with plenty of people enjoying the dancing. A licensed bar borrowed from The Dunes and staffed with Rotary volunteers supplied the drink and a… Read More

Alford’s Indian Summer

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An excellent Indian themed event in Alford which saw crowds from all over the county, was supported by our Rotary Club with an information stall and a stall selling donated handbags, scarves and jewellery to raise funds for Lincs with India, a charity we have supported for over 20 years. The event itself was very… Read More

The 2017 Furlongs Festival at Sutton On Sea

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The 2017 Furlongs Festival included a Sheep Show, Sheep Race, Giant Tortoises, Tortoise Race, Fun Dog Show (judged by Rotarian Jean Banfield) and Falconry as well as stalls, games, refreshments and of course our Rotary Barbecue. The event was well attended and a great success – despite flash floods in the neighbouring county of Yorkshire,… Read More

Talk From St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby

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As a club we have supported St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby for many years and we were pleased to welcome Alison Lark as our guest last week to give us an update. St Andrew’s, which also incorporates Andy’s Children’s Hospice, cares for individuals with life limiting illnesses and offers support to their family and carers…. Read More

Mablethorpe Bike Night & Sutton Carnival

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In July we supported the Mablethorpe Bike Night and Sutton on Sea Carnival with our Barbecue. This was a chance to give our new trailer it’s first proper test and it proved a great addition that will become even more useful as we continue to adapt it for our needs. As an added bonus, the… Read More