Stroke for Stroke Gala Golf Day Helps Local Charity
A generous donation from the Rotary Club of Galashiels brought a smile to faces at a recent meeting of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s local stroke support group.
The donation of £1200 had been raised through a golf event at Torwoodlee Golf Club in June and the Rotary decided to donate the proceeds to the charity which supports local people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness.
Accepting the cheque, CHSS Regional Fundraising Manager, Alison Bertram, said: ‘On behalf of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland I’d like to thank Galashiels Rotary Club most sincerely for this very generous donation which will have a real impact on our ability to continue supporting others affected by these life-changing conditions throughout Scotland.’
‘As well as Volunteer Stroke Groups like this one in Galashiels CHSS provides other vital local services like stroke nurses, an Advice Line and a very helpful website, www.chss.org.uk
, and needs to raise £6 million a year to fund them so donations such as this one from the Rotary are very much appreciated.’
The best principles in Rotary
In all it does, the Rotary Club of Duns tries to uphold two of the best principles in Rotary - helping others and having a good time!
The Annual Charity Golf Event again produced a good surplus for the Club enabling it to fund its very popular old folk’s lunch and other local charitable ventures. Two of the Club’s golfers had success this year when Jeff Abbott and Frank Millar won The District Pairs Competition — we call them Pancho and Chico!
In the New Year the Club is holding a Silent Auction, organising a massive Charity Concert by the hugely popular band ‘Scocha’ and holding an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ at Duns Castle in association with Bonhams Auctioneers. Full details of these events will be on the Club’s website.
Pictured is STV presenter Stephen Jardine receiving the cheque on air from Selkirk Rotary President David Sceats and PR and Marketing Chair Herbert Chatters. Picture by permission of STV. The programme can still be seen on the STV at http://player.stv.tv/programmes/stv-
appeal-2011/2011-09-16-2100/ and it’s not too late to donate. To see the Selkirk Rotary presentation, go to Part
2 around about 8mins 30 secs in. www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.asp?ClubID=111
President Robert Lamont with Hannah Hay and Emily Campbell Whitton
One thing we noticed: During the address to the Club by our two enthusiastic RYLA participants, Hannah Hay and Emily Campbell, several members said ‘I wish I could go on a RYLA course’. Do any Rotarians know if a ‘super glucosamine’ tablet is available? Their pictorial report of the week is on the Duns website.
CURRIE BALERNO DG WALTER HALLYBURTON 1994 - 95
In the article published in the September issue of Rotary for Tomorrow - page 10.
The article incorrectly noted that Walter Hallyburton was Past President in 1994-95 whilst, of course, it should have been noted that he was District Governor for that period. Walter was Currie Balerno Club President in 1990-91. www.cbrotary.org
Rotary for Tomorrow
Selkirk sets the standard for Rotary in Scotland
After announcing their backing for the STV Children in Scotland Appeal 2011, Rotary clubs throughout Scotland have set about raising funds.
And the Rotary Club of Selkirk has become the first of over 200 clubs to present a cheque to STV.
On-air during the finale of the week long campaign presented by Lorraine Kelly, Club President David Sceats and Club PR and Marketing Chair Herbert Chatters, handed over a cheque for £1,000 to STV presenter Stephen Jardine.
These funds will be utilised to assist disadvantaged children in Scotland — that’s one in four of the young population.
By becoming involved in this way, Rotary will be able to influence how the Trustees of the Appeal spend the fund.
All areas of Scotland are eligible to receive funds for individual or collective use and already some are earmarked for this area.
Selkirk Rotary Club has held more fund-raising events through local primary schools with sponsored silences and other activities.
The club has also presented a further £1,000 to the Katie McKerracher Trust - both cheques resulting from the Club’s recent Scocha concert in Selkirk, along with other funds.
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