Communications Director for Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes, Matthew Beynon-Tullett, gave a presentation about their work urgently transporting Blood and Pathology Samples between Hospitals and their pioneering new project supplying "Blood On Board" for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance."
Personal and Business Development Group had a meeting at Oakdale Golf Club, Harrogate where Jacqui Hall Managing Director of Contract Natural Gas gave a presentation, entitled ‘Fuelled with success: an insight into CNG’s powerful growth.’
This was a local Walk around Fountains Abbey organised by Kelivin Burkinshaw and certainly a walk to remember.
Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes Christmas Appeal 2017
Once again the people of Harrogate and customers of Asda have given wonderful support to Rotary’s Christmas Appeal donating a fantastic £5500 spread over separate collections for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Dementia Forward, Parkinson’s UK and Rotary supported local charities.
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes, I am writing to thank the people of Harrogate, Customers of Asda for their generosity this year and since 1995 when we first started our Christmas Appeals. In that time donations have raised around £105,000 which we have used to support many local charities.
This year £1921 was raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance over, £830 for Parkinson’s UK, £1130 for Dementia Forward and £1622 for ‘Other charities supported by Rotary’ .
Our thanks must also go to ASDA and its staff for their support over the years, especially Angela Smith, and to Promax Access Ltd. for its sponsorship of the cost of the sweets this year.
Above all, I think that the generosity of the people of Harrogate has shown that the true spirit of Christmas is alive and well in “our town”
A Happy and Prosperous New Year to everybody
Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes
Brigantes hosted an extremely festive occasion, with sixty ‘party goers’ attending. The dress code for the evening was simply stunning!
Trevor Wright provided an interesting talk, entitled ‘Some Snippets from the Past’ which focused upon Postal Services and Social History, particularly, Harrogate in the past.
Santa's Grotto 2017 takes place at Asda Supermarket, Harrogate commencing on 9th December. This is a single day, after which the Grotto continues daily from 13 – 23 December.
Alan Hansford provided an excellent assessment of the Darien Dream, the circumstances of which took place between 1698 and 1700, which proved to be a Scottish Disaster at the hands of a scot, William Patterson who was a financial adventurer.
This evening Helen Callear gave a talk about ‘Exciting Developments at Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which highlight the acquisition of two new H145 Helicopters that are now in full service.