Speaker Meeting 17th September 2018

Dr Cheryle Berry MBE
District Governor

The Rotary Club of Church Wilne welcomed Dr Cheryle Berry MBE, Rotary District Governor, to the speaker evening on 17th September.

DR Cheryle Berry MBE.

Cheryle thanked the club members for their work in the local community, highlighting the recent Annual Charity Horse Ride which attracted 172 participants. The event raised over £9,000 for the nominated 3 charities, Treetops Hospice, Air Ambulance and Derby Mountain Rescue. Wider afield, following the devastating monsoons in the State of Kerala which left thousands homeless and without clean drinking water, the club donated Aquaboxes to the Indian Floods Appeal.
For more information on the Aquabox scheme, please go to www.aquabox.org

Cheryle and President Chris greet a horse and rider
as they finish the recent Annual Charity Horse Ride.

She also encouraged the club to continue, alongside Rotary International, to push forward with the "End Polio" campaign. With only 12 cases worldwide the fight continues to eradicate this disease.

The Rotary theme for this year is "Be the Inspiration" and the club indeed found Cheryle's work to be inspirational. Her annual visit, through Rotary, to India in support of the home for orphaned and destitute children in the Hope Village in Southern India reminded us of the work carried out by 1.2 million Rotarians around the world.

Closer to home, over many years, Cheryle has worked with St John Ambulance. Her vision is to have a first aider on every street throughout the country. One in five of us, at some time in our lives, will witness a heart attack and many of us will not know what to do. To achieve her vision, Cheryle has teamed up with "Virtual College" www.virtual-college.co.uk, an online training provider who will be providing free first aid training courses. "When a work colleague had a heart attack, I was certainly glad that I knew what to do. The launch of the UK wide programme will be on the 30th October in London. After which date we will be promoting the initiative locally".

Church Wilne Rotary Club is attracting new members through various initiatives, associate membership, satellite clubs and Friends of Rotary, where people can assist with running some of our events. Volunteering helps to get a taste of what it would be like to join the club

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by our club please contact our Secretary, Mick White at: rccw1220@gmail.com

Rotarian Dr John A Cook
For Church Wilne Rotary

3rd September 2018


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