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The Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Phoenix joined forces with the Emley African Education Project to jointly pay for the construction of a toilet block for KAG School.

President Roger Parkinson told fellow Rotarian Jim Donnan that he wanted his overseas project for 2011-12 to be directed at the KAG School in Mzambweni. Jim and his wife Rosemary, who are the founders of the Emley project discussed this with the leaders of the school and it was agreed that a toilet block was desparately needed.

All of the children at school are taught personal hygiene and together with the provision of clean water, the installation of modern toilets is a massive step forward in the continuing struggle to improve personal and family health and well being.

Rosemary and Jim Donnan show us around the new block.

 

In 2012/13, the Rotary club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix, under president Mike Gill, lent further support, and enabled more steps to be taken to improve health and sanitation.

Firstly, piped water was installed to the toilet blocks and to the school for general use, obviating the need for bucketed water from a nearby well, or water collection from the roof. This necessitated the digging of a trench about 300 m long from the main road .Secondly, a large concrete septic tank was built, to which all the toilet facilities have now been connected, a considerable improvement on the

Horbury and Ossett Phoenix initiated the first Navigation Walk in 2011 with RC of Mirfield as their partner and together raised nearly

The 2012 Rotary Navigation Walk was held on Sunday 1st April. It was a beautiful, sunny Spring day and another fabulously successful day. We had over 350 pre-registered walkers and quite a few extra walkers who registered on the day.

As sponsorship money comes in we will update you here on progress and let you know when and where presentations will be made to the four hospices.

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Navigation Walkers pictured enjoying a well deserved reward after their walk to the Leggers Inn, Mill Street East, Dewsbury are: Lynne Stainthorpe, Robert Gosling, Liz Kennedy and Steven Kennedy.

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Here's a link to a slideshow provided by Phoenix Rotary: Link

Here's a link to an article and slideshow provided by The Halifax Courier: Link

Horbury's Carr Lodge Park is the latest location to benefit from a Phoenix Rotary Community Service project.

Work started on 9th March to tidy and enhance the area to the front of mansion house in Carr Lodge Park.

Work is to include: Removal of some old, non-productive, rose bushes the removal of a lot of overgown ivy and plan, mark out and digging of flower bed/s which will, this year, for quick effect, be planted with annuals.

We will keep you up to date via photos posted below - keep coming back to see progress.

Here's a few hardy perennials at work! (click on them for a better view)

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Supper Fund Raiser Thursday 15th November 7.30pm Horbury Working Mens Club

Press Release:

Sport-Poster-thumbOlympic Hockey Medallist and former GB Olympic Captain Norman Hughes, and England and British Lions Full back Tim Stimpson will be the main speakers at a Sporting Supper Evening on Thursday 15 November at Horbury Working Mens Club, Cluntergate, Horbury.  The evening is being organised by the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix to raise funds which will be used to support Junior Sporting Activities in the area. Club President Mike Gill said,

The "Rotary Navigation" is a sponsored walk in aid of local charities run by Horbury and Ossett Phoenix and Mirfield Rotary Clubs.

The date for 2011 will be Sunday the 3rd of April. The route is approximately 8 miles and follows the course of the canals between the Navigation Pub in Mirfield and the the Navigation Pub at Calder Grove near Horbury. The walk is obviously nice and flat along the canals and is bi-directional so you can start at Calder Grove or start at Mirfield. You can park at the end points and a coach will be available to transport you to your chosen start point.

Registration will be £5 and once registered you will be able to download a sponsorship form.

A new website has been launched for the walk which is http://www.rotarynavigation.co.uk

PRESS RELEASE: Monday 19th November 2012

Olympian Norman Hughes and British Lion Tim Stimpson were the inspirational and entertaining speakers at a Rotary Club Sporting Supper at Horbury Working Mens Club last Thursday evening. The event organised by the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix was attended by over 130 people and raised nearly £1500 which is to be distributed among individuals, clubs and organisations involved in providing Junior Sports activities in the area.

MC and comedian Malcolm Lord ensured the evening flowed with laughter and encouraged everyone to participate in the fund raising.

Wakefield Olympic torch bearer Karen Townend put in an appearance to the Chariots of Fire theme music and later posed for photos with guests.

Wildcats Coach Richard Agar was very much in the demand during the Question and Answer session towards the end of the evening.

Following the event Rotary Club President Mike Gill said, "We are delighted with the amount raised at the supper and grateful to everyone who supported us. We want to do our bit to encourage the involvement of young people in sport and to support those volunteers who are already involved in coaching and organising such activities. We have therefore decided to double the amount raised with £1500 from our existing charity funds making a grand total of £3000 available."

Many local sports clubs have been contacted and bids have already been received from Slazengers Junior Hockey, and Wakefield Harriers Junior Section. The Wakefield Express can assist us by publishing details in editions covering Horbury, Ossett and surrounding districts where young people from Horbury and Ossett area are involved in sport.

Application forms can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

President Mike said "We are encouraging all clubs to get their applications in by the 7 December so that we may distribute the money as soon as possible"

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Olympic bronze medallist Norman Hughes (left)

Olympic Torchbearer Karen Townend, and British Lion Tim Stimpson (right) pictured at the Sporting Supper.

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1040 District Governor Keith Davison summed it up in his blog:

“Great night last night, Thursday, with RC Horbury and Ossett Phoenix at the Kirklees Light Railway at Clayton West near Huddersfield. http://www.kirkleeslightrailway.com/

Opportunity to have a guided tour round the Workshops and the Royal Mail Sorting Carriage both very interesting.

However the highlight of the evening was the chance to make a small boys dream come true and drive a steam train. Great fun only half a mile up the track and back again but still felt like taking the Flying Scotsman from London to Edinburgh!!!! Well you can dream can’t you!!! J

Thanks to President Mike and the entire Club but in particular Bob who made the whole evening possible.

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President Mike Gill's turn!