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Advent food calendar supported by Rotary

Posted onPosted on 17th Nov
Advent food calendar supported by Rotary

Sherwood Forest Rotary Club has continued to meet at various venues over the last month.

At present it meets at Ollerton House, Old Ollerton, on the first Wednesday of each month and aims to arrange a guest speaker on these occasions.

The club said this is an ideal opportunity for anyone to go along and find out what Rotary is about.

In November members heard a talk from John Bradford, of The Furniture Project, which is based in Ollerton.

The countywide project was first put forward as an idea in 1991 and helps those in need, including the Syrian and Afghan Vulnerable Persons Programme.

Since 1992 nearly 34,000 local families and individuals have been successfully helped by the project.

It can also be supported by Gift Aid, so if you have any furniture that you no longer want, give them a ring on 01623 836622.

Last year the club organised a ‘Reverse’ Food Advent Calendar for the Community Action Response foodbank project. This year it is making a donation to the Ollerton project and is asking the community to support them.

On Friday, 10th December the Rotary Club will be supporting the OVRA Carol Concert in the War Memorial Gardens, opposite the Hope Pole Hotel, Old Ollerton, at 7pm.

The club will be back at the Ollerton Tesco store this Christmas, collecting for community projects, on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December. Anyone who would like to help should email the club.

The 2021 club bike ride in aid of Prostate Cancer charities has now completed its collection and has reached £5,000. The club congratulated and thanked all who took part and supported the event.

It has been announced that Rotary Wood, which can be found at the Sherwood Heath site, has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award. Rotary Wood is made up of native trees planted on the restored spoil tip of Thoresby Colliery in 1998 and 1999 to celebrate the Millennium. Harworth Estates is planning to extend the Rotary Walk to Sherwood Forest over the Thoresby pit site.