£1,500 SANTA BEARD SHAVE FOR CHARITY

A Rotary Santa’s beard which grew to nearly nine inches in length has raised more than £1,500 for charity. With hairdressers closed during the lockdown, Rotarian Peter Love, a member of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club, couldn’t get his Santa beard shaved until restrictions were lifted this month. So whilst the beard grew a lot longer

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ROTARIANS TOUCHED BY GARETH’S COURAGE

Members were so touched by the courage of a 28 year old man with incurable cancer that they had no hesitation in approving a proposal to donate £250 to his underfunded charity. For Gareth Emmerson, 28, of Ford, near Shrewsbury, who has Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone and tissue cancer which primarily affects

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IS PETER’S BEARD A RECORD-BREAKER?

It’s an eight and a half inch long bushy beard…….and it might break a record! For the long white whiskers grown by Rotarian Peter Love for his Rotary Santa sleigh duties was already worth well into four figures when it eventually came under the chop today (Wednesday). Peter, a member of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club

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ROTARY CHOCOLATE SURPRISE FOR COVID FRONTLINE TEAM

Rotary has recognised the dedication and hard work of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s frontline Covid team – with a surprise gift of 1,000 packets of Mars M&Ms. The ‘chocolate feast’ will be distributed by Nicola Brockley, Charity and Engagement Facilitator, following its delivery to the hospital today (Friday) by Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club. The handover

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SUPERVET’S SHREWSBURY PRESENTATION IS CONFIRMED

A previously cancelled presentation by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick, which the former High Sheriff of Shropshire was planning to attend, has been re-arranged. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the visit of the Supervet to Theatre Severn, planned by Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club last September, was forced to be cancelled. At the time it was much to

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WE RECRUIT SPEAKER KIRSTY

A Rotary club was so impressed with the speaker at a recent Zoom meeting – that they have recruited her. Kirsty Walsh, ambassador for the West Mercia Search and Rescue volunteers, gave a Zoom talk to members of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club on her campaigning for water safety measures on the River Severn. Kirsty suffered

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