CHESTERFIELD: Rotarians back David Windle’s swim in aid of Kids ‘N’ Cancer

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President Mike Cudzich-Madry presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday, September 13. He welcomed regular guest Frank Clifford, past president of the Rotary Club of Bolsover.

Members were given the opportunity by organiser, past president Roy Willett, to book tickets for Chesterfield Operatic’s ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Pomegranate Theatre on Wednesday, November 20.

President-nominee Geoff Mitchell reported that past president David Windle was in training for his sponsored ‘marathon length’ swim in October 2013 to raise funds for charity Kids’N’ Cancer UK, which supports young people with cancer. Members in attendance individually pledged a sum of £155. For more details, and to make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/KidsNCancerSwim

Club secretary John Hare reminded Rotary conference delegates attending the District Conference at Scarborough in October that the dress code in the Spa Grand Hall was smart casual for Friday evening when live music would be provided by The Sensations, and formal black tie for the Saturday evening event, which was the legendary ‘That’ll Be The Day’ touring production.

The after-lunch speaker was Andrew Legge, the East Midlands fundraiser for the charity ‘Action for Children’, whose presentation focused on the help needed by Derbyshire Young Carers in providing essential support to the many young carers in families, some as young as only six years old. He also revealed that ‘Action for Children’ was supporting 30 other ‘childrens’ projects in the East Midlands area. For more information about this children’s charity go to www.actionforchildren.org.uk The vote of thanks was proposed by past president John Moss.

Past president David Jenkins proposed the closing toast.

At the next meeting tomorrow (Friday), new member, Rtn Stuart Whitby, will be giving his ‘Job Talk’. Duty Rotarian is Roger Peck.

If you are interested in joining the Chesterfield Rotary Club contact Alan Clarke on 01246 811616.