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Rotary in Altrincham reaches record Christmas toy appeal target

Santa hands out presents during a Rotary grotto event
Santa hands out presents during a Rotary grotto event

Reproduced from the 16 December edition of the Sale & Altrincham Messenger

THE Rotary Club of Altrincham has reached its target of collecting 2,000 new toys for needy families in Trafford this Christmas.

Generous Messenger readers helped provide gifts and non perishable foods which will be distributed through the Salvation Army HQ in Sale.

It’s Altrincham Rotary’s biggest festive collection to date.

The Salvation Army’s Rachel Steward said: “Once again we have had tremendous support from the Altrincham Rotary Club, who have made local families wake up to a better Christmas this year.

“We have over 700 families who will receive not only toys but food boxes which we will deliver in time for Christmas.”

The Rotary Club also held collections for money to buy two new defibrillators for Altrincham town centre.

The target of £1,000 was reached with collections at Art with a Heart, Sainsburys and ASDA Living.

Rotary president Brendan Bates said: “Thanks to all those that gave generously to this appeal and to the hard work of Rotarians in our biggest collection so far.

“We will now be able to have two more defibrillators to match the two we bought from last year’s appeal and which will be placed in Altrincham town centre.”

Further toy appeal and money donations can still be made. Check altrinchamrotary.org.uk for further details.


Around 200 refugees recently arrived in Cheshire.
Need Winter coats,jackets,jumpers     Tel Stephanie 01606 723175     Message dated 13 November, received via President of RC of Altrincham, David Williams

District Governor Alastair Bain was recently AG Rod Stokes' guest on RedShift Radio's Rotary Round-up show. Click here to listen to the podcast

District 1050 Directories are available on-line. Download the District Directory (November 16, 2014 edition), or the Directory of Email Addresses (November 16, 2014 edition) from the Members' Area (logon required).

District Council papers - are available for members by clicking here (logon required)

New Foundation Grants - information relating to this and the relevant forms is available (logon required)

Key District events for Rotary year 2014-15
A listing of Key Events along with DG visits, Charters,
President’s Evenings etc. is now available.

Guidance Notes for club Presidents and Secretaries on Updating Club Data at RI have been revised.

The RIBI member forum is a place where you can discuss any and every aspect of Rotary. Why not give it a try? Click here to log in. (RI/RIBI username and password required.)

Check out Disaster Aid International's latest deployment. DAI also now incorporates Life Box - District 1050's original box scheme.

The Marketing - PR - Communications committee has added examples of a promotional Club leaflet and a PowerPoint presentaion that can be adapted for use by clubs in their recruitment efforts.

The Marketing - PR - Communications committee has added a draft Press Release to its Download section for clubs to adapt.

Read the latest Annual Reports of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Find the recommended designs for your club stationery.

Find out about the Speaker Service now available to help clubs promote Rotary in their communities.

Find out if the District Governor is available to visit your club or event.

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