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Bourton-on-the-Water Greystones 10k Trail Run raises £1,000

A lovely sunny day greeted the 83 runners who entered the Greystones 10K trail run on Sunday July 3rd. The overall race winner was Dan Capper in a time of 43 minutes and 52 seconds, closely followed by Alex Pye of Bourton Roadrunners.  Patricia Dandy of Almost Athletics won the women’s race in a time of 45 minutes and 32 seconds and was 3rd overall.  Katie Coleman, also of Almost Athletics came in 4th with Kevin Field 5th.  Hannah Kallenberg was third in the women’s race with a time of 46 minutes and 49 seconds.

The run also raised £1,000 to support Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s work at Greystones Farm Nature Reserve, which is designed to protect the environment and provide local education programmes on conservation and wildlife.

Many thanks to LuSH race timing for providing the chip timing, Brio Retirement Living for their sponsorship, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for allowing us to hold the trail run around their beautiful reserve and of course the 83 runners who turned up on the day and helped make it such a success.

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Lorraine and Greg Staniek receive our Community Award 

Since the war in Ukraine started Greg and Lorraine Staniek from Little Rissington have been working tirelessly to help refugees in need who have fled to Poland. Using their knowledge of the area the couple have been in direct contact with local authorities in Poland to assess and meet the needs of refugees in several small towns in the south of the country.  Donations and medical supplies have also been transported into Ukraine for hospitals in Lviv and Kiev, some of which are then forwarded to soldiers on the front line.

In recognition of the amazing work that Lorraine and Greg have done we awarded the couple their Annual Community Award and a cheque for £250 towards their Lifeline Appeal.

At the presentation (see picture below) Greg and Lorraine thanked the many people across the North Cotswolds who have donated money, food and essential items and the numerous volunteers who sort through the donations and help load the lorries. 

If you wish to donate to support the Lifeline Appeal please go to www.northcotswoldsrotary.org and click on the donate button.  We will ensure that every penny donated plus gift aid will go to support Greg and Lorraine’s initiative.  They are clearly making a huge difference to the lives of mainly women and children fleeing the conflict.

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Handover to new President - Kevan Taylor

On the 1st July Kevan Taylor took on the role of President of the club from Steve Whincup.  Steve Smith became Senior Vice-President. 

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Charles Appleyard Award - 2022

The Charles Appleyard Award is awarded to the individual or individuals who have contributed excellent service to the North Cotswolds Rotary Club in the past year. This year it was awarded to the District 1100 Rotary Conference Team who put together a very high quality  eConference and District Governor Handover Event.  The photos below shows District Governor Graham Ogden (far right) presenting the award to John Barber who led the team. 

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