Buckhurst Hill & Chigwell

Pesh Kapasiawala

Fascinating talk by our member, Kay Morrison, about her life in Fife as a Councillor and Deputy Provost of Fife.
Her career before politics was in Teaching and Education and she is passionate about improving attainment and life chances for all.
She still has passion and energy but now focused in Chigwell, Epping Forest, to make sure that our Local services, like education, after school clubs and local support are well funded and fit for purpose. We are very fortunate to have her supporting our community.

We hosted our free monthly Memory Cafe in Loughton for people with memory issues and their carers. It’s an activity session with singing, a quiz, bingo and games with free refreshments. We hold it every 2nd Friday of the month 10-12pm at The Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX. Everyone welcome. Please contact Pesh for further details 07973166940

Congratulations and a warm welcome to our newest member Geoff Towesy, careers adviser at West Hatch School. Geoff has been supporting Rotary for 6 years and we’re very pleased to have inducted him as an honorary member.

We are proud to support and work with LOUGHTON TOWN COUNCIL We recently donated £600 to assist them to purchase 3 defibrillators for Loughton Town
They are great supporters of the community and even when budgets are tight they have given out grants worth over £23,000 in the last financial year. At their Meeting on 14th March they presented certificates to the grant recipients
Associates of Epping Forest Field Centre, The Breastfeeding Network, Community First Responders – Loughton Group, Cruse Epping Forest, Epping Forest Re-Use, Epping Forest Sportability Club, Grant a Smile, GROW Community Garden, Loughton Festival, Loughton Voluntary Care, Loughton Youth Project, New Vistas, Restore Community Centre, Restore Com Church, Revitalise, Samaritans of Redbridge, South Loughton Cricket Club, Spark, St Marys – Ignite, St Marys Church – Love Loughton Voluntary Action Epping Forest, YES Partnership Youth Employment Strategy.
The meeting finished with a passionate and heart felt presentation by Heather Scholer from Epping Forest Foodbank

The first crocuses are springing up! These bulbs were donated by us to the Grow Community Garden. The Crocus is a flower which symbolises the story of the Rotary Polio eradication programme. The Crocus was chosen as the purple colour matched the dye painted on the little fingers of children to show that they have been immunised.

 

 

We had two heroes Keith & Ron from amazing charity Essex Blood Runners talk to us about their work. They’re a charitable organisation that delivers blood, samples and emergency plasma to hospital departments across Essex. They do this free of charge whenever and wherever it’s urgently needed. They’re on call from 7:00pm to 7:00am 7 nights a week, 24 hours Weekends and Bank Holiday, and all main holidays. They’re all volunteer bikers/car drivers and do not receive any payment for the work we do. Please support them.
http://www.essexbloodrunners.co.uk