North Cotswolds Rotary
The Cotswold Festival of Motoring raises £8,000 for Mind
The Cotswold Festival of Motoring was a great success. The sun shone, l80 vintage, classic, sports cars and super cars were on display (despite a few late cancellations because of petrol shortages!) and 2,200 people came along to enjoy the day that included live music, bar and food stalls.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped us raise £8,000 to support Mind Swindon and Gloucestershire - a local charity doing an amazing job supporting people who have mental health problems.
The Best in Show was an Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Mk2 and the People’s Concours was won by an NSU Prinz. Motion Picture Motors brought a great selection of film and TV cars including Trotters Independent Trader’s Reliant Robin!
Bourton Street Volunteers Receive Community Service Award
Congratulations to the Bourton Street Volunteers who received our annual Community Award for their amazing voluntary work supporting Bourton residents during the Covid crisis. The award was presented to Lynda Hicks Collett and Amanda Davis by Steve Whincup and Peter Boxall from North Cotswolds Rotary. Bourton Street Volunteers donated their grant of £250 to three local charities - The Sam Pilcher Trust, Headspace and Kates Home Nursing.
Charity Golf Day Raises £4,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton
We held ou Annual Charity Golf Day at Naunton Downs Golf Club on Friday 17th September.
It was particularly poignant for local Bourton resident Wayne Barker. Wayne’s partner Lynn died two years ago. Lynn was cared for during her last days at the Sue Ryder Hospice in Leckhampton. Her dying wish was that Wayne raise money for the hospice as a thank you for the wonderful care she received. Wayne helped us with the Charity Golf Day by recruiting five teams to take part, making a significant contribution to the £4,000 raised on the day.
15 teams took part in the four-ball Stableford tournament. The Brio trophy for the winning team was won by Keith Prout, Ade Basset, Connor O’Driscoll and Andy Hilder. Ian Williams won the Clifford & Webb Cup for the best score by a Rotarian.