Defibrillator, Heart Start & CPR - Free Training

Whilst defibrillators are easy to use we think that everyone should be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Anyone can be trained, just let us know if you are interested. We think it’s a great way to bring the community ogether and help to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest. The free training sessions will be held at Horbury Working Members Club, Cluntergate, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF45DB.
We will let you know when the training sessions are arranged. Please use this website's "Contact Us" link so we may give you further details via email.



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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!

please view the video clip: [hdplay videoid=5 playlist=one-show-rayner]

 



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

Another very successful Youth Speaks event was held at Heath Cottage on 27th January. Horbury and Ossett Schools fielded teams to present their views on the topic

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

For many years Rotary Clubs across the world have been working with the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, and more recently the Bill Gates Foundation in a campaign to eradicate polio. Rotary Clubs have participated by raising money and by members working in those countries where polio is still endemic to vaccinate children against the ravages that polio can cause. Our Rotary Club is proud that we have contributed to the campaign both with money raised through our local events but also by members of the club, at their own expense, taking part in the vaccination programmes in Africa.

In October 2010 we will be joining other Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland to raise money and heighten awareness of the continuing risk of polio in particular in Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. To that end we have invited 11 Primary and Junior and Infant Schools in our area to take part by involving their children in planting purple crocus in the schools grounds. The purple crocus is representative of the purple dye which is put on a finger of every child after they have been vaccinated. All the invited schools have accepted the challenge 3000 crocus bulbs were delivered to the schools in the past week. In addition each school has been given access to the RIBI educational pack appropriate to the age of the pupils so they may tell the children about the disease and its terrible effects.

Left to Right Senior Youth Leader Mark Robinson and Phoenix President Mike Bradley

As an organisation based in the Horbury & Ossett area, Horbury & Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club has a commitment to support and help to build its local community. "The Breakthru Youth Project was founded by Horbury Council of Churches and has been running since 2000. Its aim is to provide youth groups and activities for young people in and around the Horbury area, and to run weekends away for youngsters. The Club has supported the Project financially in the past and welcomed the opportunity to do so again when the Project's Senior Youth Leader Mark Robinson and one of its Trustees John Gallagher visited and addressed the Club on 30 September. Members heard about the range of activities and support offered by the Project to young people in the area, and a cheque for

Left to Right Chris Freeman of Water Aid and Phoenix President Mike Bradley

Horbury & Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club hosted a visit on 23 September from Chris Freeman representing Water Aid, which is one of President Mike Bradley's selected Charities to receive donations from the Club during his Presidential year. Water Aid is an international non profit organisation dedicated to helping people escape the poverty and disease caused by living without safe water and sanitation. It was established by the UK water industry as a Charitable Trust in 1981, and 2010/11 sees the 25th anniversary of its partnership with Rotary in the British Isles. Since 1985 Rotary in the UK has raised over

J-Siddall-PHF-AwardCongratulations to our webmaster Jonathan Siddall on the award of a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his over 17 years service to his community, Club and Rotary. President Nick Hunter presented the award to Jonathan at the Clubs Ladies Night Dinner and Dance on Friday 14 June 2010, when he said,

Congratulations to our webmaster Jonathan Siddall on the award of a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his over 17 years service to his community, Club and Rotary. President Nick Hunter presented the award to Jonathan at the Clubs Ladies Night Dinner and Dance on Friday 14 June 2010, when he said,

Wednesday 5th May 2010 saw a small team of Phoenix volunteers clearing up remaining bricks and rubbish from the ground prior to the Council grading the soil and re-seeding with grass. We look forward to the results of that.

[hdplay videoid=4 playlist=Walled Garden 2010]

Watch this space for further updates!
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