Cranleigh Rotary Roundup 2020

Gill Leadbetter-Sims of Cranleigh C of E school with her cheque

Each year, Cranleigh Rotary donates funds to local schools for the purchase of library books. Rotarian Andrew Kolmar recently completed the remaining donations of £500 to three schools, having already presented a cheque to Park Mead School prior to the lockdown. The £2,000 donated to the schools was raised during last year’s Santa Dash, in which several of the school pupils participated.

The photographs show the various head teachers receiving their cheques: Lisa Walmsley of Ewhurst Primary, Natalie McCarthy of Cuthbert Mayne and Gill Leadbetter-Sims of Cranleigh C of E school.

A socially distanced group of Rotarians gathered to celebrate the achievement of 90 year-old John Menlove in raising £6,050 for The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice as a result of his sponsored walk around the cricket green on Cranleigh Common during July. On 29 September, John was delighted to be able to present a cheque to Charli Quay-Barnham, the Community Fund Raising Manager for the hospice.

The Cranleigh Club has sent £320 to Kew Rotary Club, who have organised a collection to send to the Lesbos Island Emergency Appeal in order to help feed refugees who were made homeless when their camp was destroyed by fire.

Lisa Walmsley of Ewhurst Primary with her cheque

Club President James Phiri has confirmed that the Rotary Club of Maluba will be working in partnership with Cranleigh Rotary and the Jaipur Limb Project on the Prosthetic Limbs Project. This partnership aims to bring much needed services to people in Zambia who can never afford to pay for artificial limbs.

Cranleigh’s annual Santa Dash will be run virtually as well as physically this year. Rather than cancelling the event entirely, Cranleigh Sunflowers, Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce and Cranleigh Rotary have decided to hold the ‘dash’ in a slightly different format. For further details go to:

Do you know anyone who might like to purchase brand new Santa outfits – men‘s, ladies’ and children’s sizes available? All proceeds from sales go to the Rotary Christmas Appeal. Contact Rotarian David Barrett if you are interested:

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