‘It has been a truly inspirational December. The wonderful Christmas concert; helping Cowes Primary with their Christmas hampers for families; supporting Queensgate PTFA’s Christmas Fair by providing 100 Gingerbread Men and icing, making up little cellophane bags of snuggly bed socks, lip balm and chocolate for Residents at Old Charlton House and no fewer than 60 treat bags for residents at Kelsey House (East Cowes), Bucklers Way (Cowes), Rope Walk (Cowes) and elderly clients of Community Spirited (East Cowes)’. President Michele We have received many thank you notes through the website which is great to receive. All the best for a healthy Christmas
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Members of the Cowes Rotary Club were busy this week packing and wrapping boxes for the Rotary Shoebox Scheme, which has been operating over 25 years and has delivered over one million boxes. Distributing toys for Boys & Girls, as well as gifts and items for Babies, Teenagers and household items, these will be distributed to Ukraine, Moldova and Romania.
The Interact Club, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Cowes, held a bag pack at ASDA in Newport on Saturday 7th September. The public were very generous and the Interactors collected a total of £164.00, which they have rounded up to £200.00. This will be presented to President Jordan’s nominated local Charity, ‘Women on Wight‘ later this week. The Interactors would like to thank Clare, Community Champion at ASDA and all the staff, for their very warm welcome and the public, who were so generous with their donations.
Cowes Rotary are pleased to support the Island entrants to the Island Games 2019. Eden receiving cheque for Island Games
Members of Cowes Rotary were again happy to support the Walk the Wight 2019 with Mountbatten raise £275,000, and received this letter for thanks from Chief Executive, Nigel Hartley
We have supported Cowes Sailability club for several years. Founded in 2002 by Patrick de Peyer to help make sailing and boating accessible to Island residents, boating trips during Cowes Week is a fixture in the clubs events calendar, taking the disabled and their families or careers for exhilarating trips on “Wet Wheels” Geoff Holts 9 meter motor catamaran. Commodore Paul Wilks spoke to Cowes Rotary club about the aims and ambitions of the club, also meeting the demands of increasing safety and caring regulations with the attendant training of the volunteer staff. Commodore Paul was presented with a cheque for £500 to support “Wet Wheels” for one day in […]
John’s Club was formed by John Phillips for people with disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health, and those that struggle to socialise and mix. On Friday evenings up to 120 people meet at the Riverside Centre to socialise and meet their friends. John has recently started a small sports based day centre, and is. in need of basic equipment, exercise mats, gym balls and steppers. This year Disability learning week in June is sports based and this equipment will enable the centre be promoted to the best of their ability. Cowes Rotary club where able to purchase the equipment and present it to John to support this new project.
The Cowes Small Ships Race is organised by ASTO in partnership with the Royal London Yacht Club and supported by Isle of Wight based organisations including the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes Yacht Haven, Herapath Shenton Trust, RLYC Youth Trust, Cowes Rotary, Delphie Lakeman Trust and others.
Every year, Cowes Rotary are just one of the Island Rotary Clubs to support the Mountbatten Walk the Wight. Along side Rotary and event supporter, Hose Rhodes Dickson, the Rotary Club provide Banners, signage and much needed marshals for the event. Taking place this year on Sunday 12th May, you can register by following the following link; Register for Walk the Wight 2019 Make sure you say hello to the Rotary helpers!!