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On Friday 23rd March several willing and able volunteers from Phoenix Rotary Club helped with the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal collection at Asda's Wakefield Store. You couldn't really miss these attractive little flowers! Hard to believe they are all pillars of the community!

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Nick Hunter presents a cheque to Denise ArstallAt our Club Meeting on Thursday 11th March 2010 our speaker was Denise Arstall, Manager of the Alzheimers Society Wakefield and Five Towns Branch.

We heard of the very good work that the Society does in support of people with dementia and their families.

Denise was brilliant, speaking from the heart and without notes, she displayed great knowledge and passion for her subject.

The Alzheimers Society is one of Phoenix President Nick Hunter\'s charities for his year in office and the Club was proud to present her with a

good-citizens-awardCLICK PIC TO ENLARGEOpening remarks of Community Service Chairman Jack Reynolds:

Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club are keen to recognise community service in all its various forms. People like those we are honouring tonight may not have called their service The Big Society but that is just what they have been contributing to for a long time and without any political recognition or connotations. They are Good Citizens and the bedrock of our communities.

Roger Parkinson, President of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club with Rachel Exley of the Alzheimer's SocietyAt the meeting of the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix on Thursday 27th October, members were given a presentation by Rachel Exley, Community Fundraiser for the Alzheimer

Lance Corporal Sophie Maynard with Immediate Past President Mike Bradley and on the left Sophie's Dad David Maynard who is also Vice President this yearRoyal Marines Band Service Lance Corporal Sophie Maynard gave us a fascinating insight into the role of MERT in the rapid and safe evacuation and treatment of wounded soldiers in Afghanistan.

The delivery of medical care to injured soldiers in Afghanistan is considered to be the best ever provided to deployed forces. The number of soldiers that have survived life-threatening injuries is the best in recorded history and testament to the expertise of the medical staff involved.

Before beginning an operation Commanders make plans, including what needs to be done if a soldier becomes unwell or injured. If a soldier is injured, the priority is to make the situation safe. This might mean defeating the enemy or moving the casualty to safety. Once safe, the casualty will receive treatment from a Buddy, Team Medic, CMT or RMO. Initial treatment is to stop bleeding and maintain the airway.

When a helicopter is needed

An assessment of the soldier's condition is made and if additional care is needed a request for assistance is made. The request for assistance is made by giving the casualty's location, nature of injury and priority for treatment. The information is quickly analysed and a response issued. If injuries are life-threatening, a helicopter will be launched. If the casualty is close to the hospital, an ambulance will be sent. If a helicopter is launched it might be necessary to move the casualty so that it can land safely. The helicopter medical team, also called a Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT), will then fly the casualty to the hospital. They use two Chinooks one on call one on standby; these are large enough to allow Advanced Life Support treatment to continue whilst in flight. The MERT will also call the hospital with details of the casualty's injuries so they can prepare.

Carr Lodge Park Rock Garden

 

This Summer has seen the fruition of many months of hard work to transform what once was a very untidy and overgrown area into a sea of flowers within the rock garden adjacent to the Carr Lodge Mansion House.

The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix worked in collaboration with the local Council and the Probation Services Community Payback Team.

This is a perfect example of what can be achieved by team work.

Yes, what a day it was! Hot and sunny, with record crowds

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As of the 1 May 2011, over £6000 has been raised and banked through the combined efforts of walkers, donors, and sponsors of the Rotary Navigation Walk. This is a tremendous total and will grow to a bigger sum once our Gift Aid application has been processed through HM Revenue and Customs.
The first of our Presentation Nights took place at The Navigation Inn, Broad Cut Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, on Thursday 12 May when a cheque for £2000 was handed over to the Wakefield Hospice.
A further presentation evening was held on Friday 20 May at the Navigation Tavern, Mirfield, when cheques for £2000 each were handed over to The Kirkwood Hospice and The West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.

Once all moneys have been received and Gift aid funding has been received from HM Revenue and Customs, further cheques for the balance will be sent to the respective Hospices and our web site will updated.

To all walkers and sponsors of walkers, many thanks for taking part and your contribution.

Bill Sutton

On behalf of the Rotary Navigation Walk Committee.

Boots for AfricaHorbury & Ossett Phoenix supported 'Boots for Africa', the Charity launched at the time of the 2010 World Cup by Sheffield Football Club (the oldest football club in the world)  Photograph of Rotarian Ian Rayner collecting the boots from Ossett Academy, April 2011. This was the largest single collection given to our Club."

On the evening of the Royal Wedding Day, Phoenix Member Ian Rayner appeared with Angela Rippon on the One Show with a very serious message of National importance - quite right Ian!

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Presentaton to Geoff Driver of the Prostate Cancer Charity

On 17 March Phoenix Members were addressed by Geoff Driver from the Prostate Cancer Charity. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new male cancer diagnoses. The Prostate Cancer Charity invests in research into the disease and seeks to raise standards of treatment and of care and support for patients and their families, as well as playing a key role in raising public awareness of the disease and promoting political debate about services and support.

 

Club President Mike Bradley was delighted following Geoff's address to hand him a donation of