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Rotary members have been using their time and talents to support BBC Children in Need and have exceeded Rotary’s fundraising target for 2017. Children in Need is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year and Rotary clubs across the UK pulled together and accumulated a total of  £112,010.53 , which may rise further as more clubs share their success stories.

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Rotary hits Children in Need fundraising target

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The city of Coventry is preparing to host the second of Rotary’s Presidential Peace Building Conferences in February . The conference, one of six being staged across the world, is the brainchild of Rotary International president Ian Riseley. Other global conferences are taking place in Vancouver and Beirut in February, followed by Sydney, Chicago, and the Italian city of Taranto later this year.

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Rotary President Ian Riseley looks ahead to Coventry Peacebuilding Conference

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Chester Deva Rotary members and friends had a social night out in Mold, North Wales to watch the “Sleeping Beauty” Pantomine  at the Theatre Clwyd.

Most know the tale of “Sleeping Beauty”, Princess Susie cursed at birth by the bad witch Morgana to die, but saved to only sleep for 100 years by the apprentice fairy Fredrica , until her Prince Charming comes to wake Princess Susie up.

Nurse Tabetha Trott in one of her shock frocks.

This cult rock’n’roll Panto has over 16 classic rock and soul songs, sung and played live by the cast of actor musicians.

The Panto was 2 hours of fun, filled with colourful sets, shock frocks on Nurse Trott with mad gags, slapstick galore and even Panto puppets.

Audience participation with the cast prompts and water sprays helped to toward the evenings comedy. Oooh! yes it did!

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Giving students a chance in Bangladesh

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Ten years ago, Birmingham-based Rotary member Azad Choudhury returned to his home village in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. His visit inspired him to build a school, and a decade on, with support from Rotary clubs in the West Midlands, his vision has become a reality. Without a school, the prospect of education for local children was almost nil, with opportunities to enrol in colleges of further and higher education denied to them

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Giving students a chance in Bangladesh

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London’s Air Ambulance is hitting the streets of the capital in an educational ‘Helivan’ thanks to the support of Rotary members in the city. Rotary members in London raised more than £38,000 to purchase the vehicle for London Air Ambulance, which provides an advanced trauma team for the 10 million people who live and work in London.

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London’s Air Ambulance has lift off with Rotary support

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Chester Deva Rotarians and friends offered a bag packing service for customers at Morrison’s Food Store in Bache, Chester to raise funds for  ‘Petty Pool Vocational College’, which provide education and training for young people with learning disabilities  and ‘Petty Pool Outdoor Centre‘, which provides personal development through adventurous activities.

Our thanks go to the staff of Morrison’s  Store and the customers who supported this worthwhile charity at this fund raiser.

Malcolm wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Rotary members in Great Britain and Ireland are getting stuck in to the Rotary Tree Challenge.

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Rotary Tree Challenge Growing Well for Earth Day

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Chester Deva Rotarians and their partners attended the Mercure Hotel, Chester for the annual Xmas Party.

Ian interviews Santa’s Elf – Simon

Marilyn joins the Royal Family at the end of table !”

After an excellent meal, entertainment was provided with pass the parcels game with glove handicaps, which made opening the parcels almost impossible.

The evening ended with all present receiving a secret Santa present.

All agreed it had been a great night of fellowship in pleasant surroundings.

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Rotary is delighted to welcome film producer Jonathan Cavendish on board as a Purple4Polio Ambassador. Jonathan is the producer of Breathe , the remarkable true story of his father Robin, who, with the support of his wife Diana, refused to let contracting polio stop him from living life to the full. After bringing this inspirational film to the big screen, Jonathan has a very personal connection to the disease and a passion for ensuring that we finish the job of ending polio now and forever.

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Rotary welcomes latest Purple4Polio Ambassador

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Chester Deva Rotarians and their guests met at ‘Escapism’ Chester a game challenge for all.

Having split into 3 teams of four persons, each team chose individual rooms either easy or hard. They were then locked into one of the Live Escape Rooms and were told, “there was only one way in & one way out”. Each team was given one hour to escape their chosen individual Rooms by hunting the clues, cracking codes and solving puzzles.

The three Rooms chosen were  1) ‘Area 51’ – Where the team had to escape the laboratory or die of the virus?

2) ‘The Missing’ – Where the team must solve the mystery of missing friends in the forest or themselves be lost forever?

3) ‘Taken’ – Where the team taken hostage must break free of their kidnappers?

Unfortunately only one of the three teams actually beat the clock and escaped their room in the allocated 60 minutes.

This team Ian, Simon, Karine and Malcolm escaped ‘Area 51’, a high difficulty room by working as a team through the clues, codes and puzzles to escape early from this room.

The ‘A’ Team Escaped “Area 51”

The other teams although close, needed to be released after the 60 minutes from their escape rooms as the game time had run out.

However all agreed that the social evening had been challenging and a great success.

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