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of running gear see me after the event, but not too soon as it may take me 72 hours to start breathing again, let alone talk.


So if you want to see a grown man cry, in pain and walking like John Wayne, please support our Rotary Fun Run at Buscot Park, and if you feel moved to sponsor me please do and give any monies to Mike Cook.


Mike Barrett President


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Good works, whether local, national, or international, tend to require good funds, which themselves don’t tend to grow on trees. Thus the topping up of funds is essential to the Rotary year, and how well our Fund Raising Committee does in that regard.


Thus did a team of about ten Members, mostly hardened veterans, but with the odd comparative novice also in attendance, line up on parade by 10.00am on Easter Monday, to try to ensure a limit to the potential havoc as the punters streamed in to enjoy a liquid picnic, horse racing, associated country pursuits – terrier racing; parade of hounds; birds of prey; burger vans.


In four hours of duty it might have been interesting to be able to calculate how many millions of pounds-worth of vehicle we directed


into place. Unusually for the occasion it was not raining, nor was it cold; there was no wind, biting or otherwise; admittedly the view was hazy – I checked that wasn’t just me; on the whole the public were pleasant and co-operative.


Silliest question of the day was probably the one, about two and a half to three hours in to the stint, asked of your scribe. “Have you seen a black 4 x 4, with four people in it?” Taking careful thought I replied, “Probably between 35 and 40”.


Our leader Rodney collected our well-earned dues, charity fund thus enhanced, at no expense other than some volunteer time. Around £700 was raised, plus we sold approx. £200 worth of ducks - what a result!


Douglas Dalrymple.


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