Home

Clic Sargent 20pc

Morrisons Supermarket on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield, is leading the way with their fundraising efforts for the Clic Sargent cancer charity and the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix have been regularly lending them a hand over the past 9 months by conducting bucket collections in store, including last Friday which was World Cancer Day.

So far Morrisons have raised over £13,100 in the last financial year and the Rotary collections have contributed over £2800 to that total. Mike Robb, Youth Services Chairman of the Rotary Club said, " It is great for us to be able to support the charity fundraising efforts of Bev Kelly and her colleagues at Morrisons. The team at the supermarket have also been very supportive of our efforts to raise funds for our charitable trust by allowing us to take Santa and his helpers to the store over the Christmas period. We will be inviting Bev and her Manager along to our Presentation evening in May when we intend to distribute a significant amount of money amongst many charities and good causes within our communities."

Bids for funds from the Rotary Charitable Trust can be made up to and including 28 February 2019, use this email address to ask for an Application Form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact through Facebook at Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix.

Photo Rotarians Mike Robb and
Ian Rayner collecting at Morrisons  


 

Local bids welcome for Rotary charity money

After a bumper 2018 Christmas period when Santa and his sleigh helped the Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club raise over £5000 for good causes, the money is now in the Club’s Charitable Trust Fund. Along with some of the proceeds from the 2018 Horbury Show, it is available for bids for funding from individuals, community, charitable and youth sporting organisations within Horbury, Ossett and surrounding areas.

Rotary Club President Alan Hudders when launching the appeal said," We raise our funds in the local community and it is right that the vast majority is returned to good causes within the same community. We have set aside a significant sum within our Charitable Trust and invite bids of up to £400. In 2018 a similar invitation led to £7300 being distributed between 21 different individuals, clubs and groups. We look forward to receiving a good number of bids again this year."

In previous years awards have been made to a wide variety of good causes across the district including bordering areas of North Kirklees. They have included kit for youth sports teams, musical instruments for bands, support groups for the elderly, school facilities, equipment for brownie packs, youth clubs and equipment for individuals with very specific needs.


  • Application and information forms can be obtained by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  after the 1st of February 2019.
  • Applications then need to be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions on the form by the 1st of March 2019.
  • All applicants will be notified of their success or otherwise by the 12th of April.
  • All successful bidders will be invited to attend a presentation evening at Horbury Working Members Club on the evening of Friday the 10th of May.

In the year ending 31 December 2018 the Phoenix Charitable Trust Fund has distributed over £30,000 with the vast majority going to local and UK based good causes and charities.

Photo;- Santa with Sleigh and Elf members of The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix at the Dec 2018 Horbury Lights switch-on.

2019Springbids Santa


 

The Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Pheonix are proud to support Wakefield Hospice once again and many of our members will be making some of the Christams tree collections on their behalf.

It is a great cause & very useful service in January! An easy way to maximise your charitable donations.

Christmas tree leaflet FRONT 2018 Collection only


 

The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix are all set for a busy time helping Santa on the run up to Christmas when they will be helping to tow his second best sleigh and ensuring he does not run out of sweets as he visits houses in and around Horbury and Ossett.
Santa's first appearance will be at the switch on of the Christmas lights in Horbury on the evening of Friday 30 November. The fun will begin about 5pm on the car park of Horbury Methodist Chapel with Santa arriving about 5.30 and lighting up the town centre about 6.30. As usual he will not arrive empty handed, and he will be assisted by rather large elves from the Rotary Club who are raising funds for a number of local charitable causes.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the following week he will be visiting areas of Ossett, Horbury Bridge and Horbury. itself as shown on the Rotary Club web site (www.phoenixrotary.co.uk) and Facebook.
On Thursday 6 December he will be found from 5.30pm to 7pm in Gawthorpe where he will help to switch their Christmas lights on and meet children close the park on High Street, near the Boot and Shoe.
The following week will see 3 more nights of visits around the area including a new area the Amberwood Estate just off Owl Lane, Gawthorpe.
On Friday 14th December, Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th he will be at the entrance to Morrisons Supermarket during the afternoons and early evenings.
For full details as to where and when to meet up with Santa see www.phoenixrotary.co.uk and for latest updates checkout the Facebook Page = search Rotary club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Santa’s sleigh


 

On Wednesday 7th November 2018 as we approached the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which marked the end of the Great War of 1914 -1918 the Commemorative Oak tree in Carr Lodge Park, Horbury was blessed by Father Christopher Johnson of St Peter's Church. The tree was planted the day before with the help and guidance of the "Wakefield Tree Wardens" ably assisted by members of the Phoenix Rotary Club.

This is a significant moment for The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix who have worked hard to make the planting of this tree happen. Credit is due in particular to the members of the "Remembrance 2018 Team" made up of several Phoenix Rotary members headed by the Chair of the Club's Community Service Committee, Nick Bardsley. The team also includes this year's Phoenix Rotary President Alan Hudders. Nick Bardsley is seen here beside the tree after the blessing ceremony. A picture including some of the good folks of Horbury, including local Councillor Darren Byford, who braved the pouring rain to attend, will follow.

The plaque that accompanies the Comemorative Oak

Tree Plaque web

The crowd that braved the rain at the Tree Blessing

Tree group shot

Phoenix Rotary's Community Service Chairman Nick Bardsley

2018 11 07 Nick Bardsley


 

As part of a local project marking the Centenary of the End of World War 1 in 1918, the Horbury Coop kindly hosted a display board for the project team.

So what was it all about?

From the end of August 2018 until at least Remembrance Sunday on November 11th we had a display board in Horbury Co-op featuring approximately 16-20 individual "pages" of the local men who died in World War 1. 

Many local people whilst shopping at the Coop stopped to browse and reflect upon these poignant fact sheets and photos of the 192 men of Horbury and Sitlington who gave there lives in this conflict.

PhysioNet, established in 2005, is a North Yorkshire based charity that provides people that have disabilities in developing countries and Eastern and Central Europe with physiotherapy equipment, wheelchairs, mobility items and some hospital hardware.

Throughout the UK, a lot of equipment, is no longer required by a variety of agencies, for example the NHS, Local Authorities, Social Services and the private sector... and it would generally end up in land fill sites! PhysioNet has built up a network of of enthusiastic volunteers to collect such donated equipment and deliver it to a PhysioNet's depot in North Yorkshire...The Equipment is then catagorised, checked, wrapped and listed. Items are then hand packed into 40ft containers for shipment to countries around the world, eg Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Romania, Bhutan, Syria, Belarus, Ukraine, Ghana, South Africa etc.

As a result of a Senior Resident in Croftlands who was frightened to sit out on her patio due to possibility of slipping on the moss and debris, we got a request for help with clearing the patio. I mentioned to Tracey (PCSO) @ Brickhouse YC that we had this resident needing help and she immediately said leave it to us the youths @ (Brickhouse YC). So after arranging to visit the premise on Sunday 8th July along with 1 Youth (Olivia) who is a leader at the YC they set about clearing the patio to make it fit for the resident to sit out. The pictures show how bad the patio was before the work was completed, and the satisfaction of the resident on completion of the work . As a result of this excellent response the Manager (Karen) at Croftlands which is an Independent Living Scheme run by WDH has now had several more requests which Brickhouse YC are happy to take on. It shows how younger people in the community can integrate and help older people and they must feel proud of what they have achieved.

Well done Olivia and thanks for Tracey's help in organising this.

Horbury Show was once again a great success this year with all available club members contributing to the organisation, management, and control of the park on the day. We had more volunteers than ever helping with set up, car parking, bric a brac and soft drinks stalls, litter picking, and general clear up of the site.
Our sponsors enabled us to put on new attractions

Horbury Working Members Club hosted the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Spring Bid Presentation Evening on Friday the 25th of May, which gave donations of financial support to 21 deserving causes.
Many thanks to all our beneficiaries, guest presenters and fellow Rotarians who helped make this such an excellent and enjoyable evening. Thanks also to Roy and his team at Horbury WMC for making us so welcome and maintaining a steady flow of food and beverages!

Photos in READ MORE:

President Neil Kirkham and 16 members of the Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club were the central core of volunteers who spent the Saturday before Easter planting over 500 trees on the former landfill site at off Owl Lane, Shaw Cross, Ossett. They were joined by family members and additional volunteers from the Ossett and Wakefield Rotary Clubs. The event was a joint effort organised by Roger Parkinson of the Woodland Trust and Rotarian Nick Bardsley.

The species planted were all native British and Hawthorn, Oak, Alder, Wild Cherry, Willow and Blackthorn. Although the site is currently somewhat barren at the moment the planting will ensure that the natural environment will be significantly improved as the trees mature and varied wildlife takes up residence and starts breeding.