A busy month for Bexhill Rotary

A bumper turnout for Bexhill Rotary Club's Grand Tea Party
A bumper turnout for Bexhill Rotary Club's Grand Tea Party

Around 70 local senior guests attended a Grand Tea Party at St Augustine’s Church Hall organised by The Rotary Club of Bexhill.

After a welcome sherry, guests were greeted by Mayor Cllr Brian Kentfield and Rotary Club President John Coles.

The guests were entertained by the talented musicians and singers from St. Richards School and then by J.A.C.S. (Julie’s Adult Community Singers). Delicious refreshments were provided by Rotarians and their partners, consisting of a variety of sandwiches, pastries and homemade cakes.

Flowers were presented to the oldest guest at the event and a box of chocolates was given to the longest married couple.

To end the afternoon’s entertainment, guests joined in with a variety of familiar songs from the Sixties.

The rotary club also hosted a quiz night which took place at the Cooden Beach Golf Club. in which 85 Rotarians and friends gathered for a fun evening of questions and a curry supper that raised £400.

The evening was organised by Rotarian Hugh Allen and the questions set by Neil Coxhead. Following their success in Bexhill, the winning team, “The Interlopers” are off to pit their wits against the TV Eggheads in Glasgow.

Last year The International Committee raised funds for an African village, a Gambian school and a Shelter Box (a box containing the essentials for living and distributed at times of emergencies to refugees in need). So far this year it has made a £500 donation towards Ebola virus control and supplied another Shelter Box. The next event will be in February 2015 when we will be selling crocuses. This activity raises funds for End Polio Now, a Rotary project started in 1979 with the aim of eliminating polio throughout the world. It has been extremely successful but one final push is needed to wipe out the scourge in the last few pockets left in the world. The Club’s annual Spring Lunch takes place on 12th April at St Mary’s School. For more information about these two events call 01424 733969.