Well - we did it again and a massive thank you to the public for visiting The Horbury Show we hope you enjoyed it - and don't forget the next Horbury Show, as always it is the last Sunday in June and next year that is Sunday 26th June 2016.
Here is the Special Feature article published in the Wakefield Express following the Show. Reproduced here by kind permission of the Wakefield Express, Johnston Press and of course the author, reporter Laura Drysdale.
Every year in June Yorkshire's Rotary District organises a "Kids Out" event where hundreds of deserving children get taken on a coach to Lightwater Valley Theme Park near Ripon for rides and treats. The Rotary Clubs all send volunteers to accompany the kids and assist their teachers and carers.
This year Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club took along 13 lovely kids from Kingsland School, we hope they enjoyed it at will remember their exciting day for a very long time. The Rotarians and their partners who accompanied them this year certainly enjoyed their day - "those kids simply melt your heart"
Many thanks to our organiser of our part of the event Rotarian Chris Taylor, who as always did a wonderful job.
Here is an album the kids created for us to thank us - it's wonderful!
President (July 2014 to June 2015)
and here's some extra snaps:
Horbury and Ossett Phoenix RC have continued to support EAEP, which has built a nursery and primary school on the coast south of Mombasa over the past 14 years. The involvement of the club both with EAEP and with other Kenyan projects is detailed on this website under the heading ‘Kenyan Projects’...
The support of the club for the mosquito net project, which is detailed on this site under the appropriate heading, also has continued over the past few years, both financially in the supply of nets,but also through the ‘hands-on’ efforts of some members who have visited. A member of the club visits annually and is involved with the running of first aid courses and health promotion.
On Wednesday 12 March, at the Horbury Working Men's Club, representatives of local Junior Sports Teams and members of the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix got together to watch Rugby League Legend Neil Fox present cash awards totalling £1550 to six local Junior Teams. The money had been raised through a Sporting Supper at Horbury WMC organised by the Rotary Club at which Mick Morgan was the main speaker and Neil Fox and fellow Trinity star of yester year Ian Brooke made up an Expert Panel to take questions from the audience.
Awards were made to Wakefield Phoenix Netball Club (kit for teams), Ossett Town Juniors FC (Kit training and first aid), Ossett Albion Girls FC (pitch hire, kit and trophies), The Friends of Netherton Village Hall(Sports Equipment), Emley Moor ARLFC (Match day equipment) and Thornes Junior FC (Coaching training).
Rotary Club President David Maynard said, "Supporting youth activities in the area has been a constant priority for the club, and sport has long been recognised as an opportunity for young people to develop citizenship qualities of self discipline and team spirit as well as aiding general health. We are very grateful again to Neil Fox for giving up his time to make the presentations."
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Recipients on behalf of sports teams with Neil Fox and the President David Maynard.
Back Row: L to R Brian Wilcox (Thornes), Chris Harrison (Ossett), David Maynard, Stephanie Prince (Phoenix), Neil Fox.
Front Row: Paul Durrant (Emley), Finbarr Cronin (Netherton), James Whitworth (Ossett Albion).
The evening of Thursday October the 10th 2013 saw the Club celebrate their Good Citizens Awards, recognising the long term work and community service of five local people who have given of their time to help the young people of the area. Recognition of good work in and for the Community is something that is very important to the Phoenix Rotary Club and this year's recipients very much deserve recognition.
The Recipients of the 2013 Phoenix Good Citizen Awards were:
Stephen Spurr, (who had been nominated by the late Jeff Small, member of Phoenix Rotary) received his award for his work with St Ignatious Football Club for over 47 years and counting. He has given the opportunity to local children to hone their footballing skills and in some cases eventually manage and coach junior teams.
Janet Goodhead and Christine Robinson, for notching up nearly 100 years between them for services to the Guiding and Brownie Organisations, based at the 4th Wakefield Brownies, Calder Grove. Guiding for Janet and Christine has become a "way of life" for them, seeing and helping young girls develop friendships, learn new skills and most importantly have fun.
Ted and Joan Fawcett for working with, and for, the very successful and active 8th Wakefield Horbury Bridge Scout Group for over 50 years. They have given their spare time willingly to the development of children aged 6 to 14 years, in the Horbury area, arranging camps, activities and events, as well as their regular scout hut weekly meetings. Ted is still very active in Scouting as he currently holds the position of District Secretary for Wakefield. Joan is a very avid gardner and lends this skill to nurturing verges and hedgerows in Horbury and Horbury Bridge.
A good evening was had by all and the Club owes a debt of gratitude to our Community Service Committee and particularly Michael Robb who has worked very hard in leading the organisation of this event....Thank you Michael