Meeting 14th November 2016

Charity Horse Ride Presentation Evening

The Trent Lock Golf and Country Club was the special venue for the club's presentation evening following its 11th Charity Horse Ride in September.

President Simon Beal welcomed 29 club guests who consisted of the many event sponsors, the landowners and many others who helped on the day. He also welcomed 43 club members who had given so much in many ways to again ensure a successful club event.

He said that without the landowners support the event would never take place and he also thanked the Locko Park estate owners. On the day there were 85 Rotarians and friends who all ensured the riders had a day to remember.

Colette, Simon and Mary after the presentation

Simon welcomed Mary Rose from Treetops Hospice Care and Colette Richardson from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance who both received a cheque for £4,720.10

Colette gave a huge thank you to the club and said that each Air Ambulance mission costs around £1,700 and they currently get between 3 and 5 missions a day. From last January they have a night service and they are called upon the same as daytime. She spoke about a recent serious car crash when the driver was hit head on at 70mph when an Air Ambulance was just 2 minutes away and 2 months later he had fully recovered from his many broken bones and his wife said "If it had not been for the Air Ambulance her husband would not be alive today".

President Simon presents the cheque to Colette Richardson

Mary Rose, on behalf of Treetops Hospice Care in also thanking the club said that every penny counts. She spoke about the services offered at the day unit at Risley, which is open Monday to Friday. Also their bereavement service for Derbyshire, their information and support service, which gives help, advice and counselling. They also have a silent service with many nurses available 24/7 and 365 days a year.

Mary Rose receives the cheque from President Simon

Rotarian Michael Massie thanked the club on behalf of the sponsors and landowners for its hospitality and said "long may this event continue". Former member of the Rotary Club, Quentin Robbins, who continues to help on the day said "the camaraderie is great, the event works and goes well, it's a great day and thanks to Rotary for doing it so well".

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by our club please contact our Secretary, Mick White at:

Ray Terry
For the Rotary Club of Church Wilne

31st October 2016


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