All posts by Julian Wells

Shrewsbury Severn Tree of Light

DATE ANNOUNCED FOR ROTARY TREE OF LIGHT INSTALLATION The ever-popular fundraising Rotary Tree of Light is to be finally installed in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, at the beginning of next month. Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club announced today that the Tree of Light will be installed in the Bell Tower on December 3 and will remain

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Keeping safe near the Severn

KIRSTY UPDATES ROTARY ON WATER SAFETY A water safety course championed by a Shrewsbury woman whose husband drowned in the River Severn has now been completed by 13,000 individuals online and a further 2,000 offline. The new details were given to Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club during a zoom talk by Kirsty Walsh, ambassador for the

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Eradicating Polio

ROTARY CLUB’S DONATION TO END POLIO NOW CAMPAIGN Our club is continuing to support the fight against polio. Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club is to donate £100 to the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign. Rotarian Chris Allsop, chair of the club’s international committee, told a Zoom meeting of members that the £100 would become £300 through the

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Santa Sleigh

CHRISTMAS CHEER ON NEWLY LAUNCHED ROTARY WEBSITE It is hoped Santa will be able to attend various supermarkets round the town as usual this Christmas albeit with adequate precautions to safeguard the public. “This will allow our little people a glimpse of Christmas spirit,” says a website posting regarding the Christmas sleigh. The club hopes

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Speaker addresses Rotary via Zoom

CORONAVIRUS HAS MEANT NO CHICKEN DINNERS FOR HIGH SHERIFF The High Sheriff of Shropshire has confessed to a local Rotary club that due to the coronavirus outbreak she had not had one chicken dinner engagement! Mrs Dean Harris told a Zoom meeting of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club that she had been very busy and made

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Funding for Shropshire Food Hubs

ROTARY CONTINUES SUPPORTING FOOD HUBS Money which would have bought a weekly meeting meal in times other than coronavirus will continue to be used by Rotarians to support Shrewsbury’s food bank and food hub. Members of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club agreed at their last Zoom meeting to continue donating a total of £1,000 a month

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Help for local primary school

PRIMARY SCHOOL’S ‘BIG THANK YOU’ TO ROTARY CLUB A Rotary club which has been donating £500 a month throughout this year to a local primary school has received a ‘big thank you’ from all children, parents and staff. “We really appreciate all the support you have given us,” said Beverley Williams, club leader at the

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Rotary Tree of Light News

LOCKDOWN DELAYS ROTARY TREE OF LIGHT INSTALLATION The government’s latest coronavirus lockdown which comes into force from this Thursday has delayed the installation of the Rotary Tree of Light in Shrewsbury. With St. Mary’s Church closing from Thursday in line with government restrictions, Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club is unable to install the Tree of Light

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