Brigantes Rotary Club, at their Tuesday meeting made cheque presentations to representatives of the following charities:
Our speaker tonight was Jenny Travena (Chair) Harrogate District of Sanctuary who provided an in-depth account of the work and support of City of Sanctuary, including many initiatives with an emphasis upon refugees, asylum seekers and for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.
Philip Solity worked within the Magistrates Department at Leeds for many years , during which he gained much humour from case files and research with a focus upon Road Traffic Laws and their complexity.
Last Saturday they arrived! Forty children from Nepal with their teachers, arrived at Manchester airport on their way to take part in Kids Aloud 2019. Over £75.000 has been raised by Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club to make the visit possible.
This being January, the weather is likely to have a say in where we walk. If we have a bright, fine winter day then I’m suggesting an old favourite which never fails to satisfy. Starting at the car park at Buckden, we walk up to Cray, along the limestone escarpment to Yockenthwaite and then return along the river via Hubberhome. It’s just over five miles, with wonderful views. If the weather does not encourage a drive to upper Wharfedale then I’ll have a local walk in my back pocket of around the same length.
Were you not the finely-honed athletes I know you to be, I would suggest this would be the perfect way to shed the last few Christmas ounces. As it is I shall simply look forward, as usual, to your excellent company. Peter Wood
Needless to say - this was an excellent walk not to be missed
Our Speaker tonight was Mark Smith who shared with us his feelings of having had a double transplant (kidney and pancreas) in 2009.