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Ark Little Ridge Academy2022: President Kim handing over cheque for £400
at Ark Little Ridge Academy in support of their
environmental project, a Forest School

St Michael's Hospice
2022: Club members pictured with President Kim  at
recent meeting where £3,000 was given to the
St Michael’s Hospice out of the funds raised from
the Cycle Ride held  in April

2022: re Rot Governor visit:
Members at recent meeting  where we welcomed
both District Governor and Assistant D G

2022: President  Kim and vice president Bryan attending the Poppy Day memorial service in Alexandra Park, Hastings

Young Writers Competition - 2022

Past President Therese Mahindraker with Isla Sidwell from St Pauls C of E Academy who was the South East Region winner in the Young Writers Competition.  She now goes on to the National round.

Rosie Painter from Ark Little Ridge Academy with last year's president on presentation of her award as local winner and runner up for  District prize taken by Isla Sidwell in the Y W Competition.
Ruben Pokrel from West St Leonards Primary Academy was runner up for the local award in the Competition

The Club are again encouraging local schools to enter the 2023 Competition.

Emmaus Support - 2022

Last year’s Presidential charity was Emmaus and we agreed to provide additional facilities in the recreational area for the  charity’s location for homeless men.  Pictured are the students from East Sussex College who built the facilities with material we had provided.

Wreath laying
2022 - Members recently visited the National Arboretum and Memorial at Alrewas and laid a wreath in memory of the fallen.  Picture shows President Therese at the Memorial with some of the members.

Pictured above is President Therese Mahindrakar with James Beeching at the formal presentation to St Michael’s Hospice of the proceeds
of the Christmas collections at Tescos and Morrisons.
Over the past few years our overall donations to the Hospice have exceeded £86,000.

Members had an enjoyable evening at the Black Horse at Telham playing Skittles. Our picture shows  the devastation from just one roll – many competitors, of course,  secured Strikes!

President Therese with District Governor Chris Brenchly attended a recent meeting

B H at Tescos
 Rotarian Bryan Hunter, ex paratrooper,
collecting for the British Legion at Tesco, Hastings.

Esther Fox
Esther enjoying her new wheel chair in her parents’ garden.
The Club made a small contribution towards the £14k cost.

Leonie Quirk

We are very pleased to report that in the Rotary Young Writers Competition Leonie Quirk, who was one of our winners in the local Schools competition, went forward to the District final and was placed second in the Junior section. Our picture shows Leonie with her certificate plus a very proud Mum.

Cycle Ride: The Club may have had to abandon the proposed rides for April 2021 . However a determined band of cyclists from Blackboys Peddlars decided that a ride could take place for them and organised an event on 6th June for their club enjoying a barbecue on the beach near Cooden .  The Rotary Club’s Samaritan fund received a generous donation as a result and  entrants were awarded medals for their efforts.

Brick Boat at Bexhill Road
after recent mowing and weeding by members