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2014 10K ROAD RACE ANOTHER SUCCESS

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The Rotary Club of Kinver's annual 10k BodyKraft Kinver Challege took place in the village on Sunday 5th October, starting from Brindley Heath School in Potters Cross and winding its way through undulating country lanes to return to a finish within the school grounds.

WHEELCHAIR GIFT TRANSFORMS LIFE OF A 5 YEAR OLD

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The lives of a five year old Kinver boy - and his mother - have been transformed after staff at Foley Infant School in the village approached Kinver Rotary Club for funds to purchase a wheel chair.

Myles Clarke was born with a severe deformity of his right leg which has already required a series of operations that have left him with his leg in plaster for 3½ years of his life. And he will be subjected to further extensive surgery at Birmingham Children's Hospital as he grows up, wearing splints for much of the time.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS MABLETHORPE CHILDREN'S HOLIDAYS

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In February this year, as every year we were circulated with the details of the Mablethorpe Holidays to take place in August.  As in previous years we again donated the amount to cover one youngster for another club to send, however on receipt of the money District offered us the option of sending two children for the price of one if we were able to find them.As we were now in contact with Brierley Hill Primary School we wondered if they would be able to suggest two children who would benefit from the holiday and eventually a girl and boy were recommended.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB'S NEW PRESIDENT

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Roger Stephenson, of Stourton Crescent, Stourton, is the new President of the Rotary Club of Kinver.

Roger joined the Brierley Hill club in 1988, chairing various committees and undertaking the post of president before transferring to Kinver when the Brierley Hill club folded four years ago.

10k RUNNERS ASKED “ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH”

Serious distance runners around the Midlands are being challenged by the Rotary Club of Kinver to prove they are tough enough to tackle the club’s annual  10k run.

Posters for the BodyKraft 10Kinver Challenge are asking “Consider Yourself Tough Enough?” to complete the gruelling course along the country lanes circling the village and suggesting they “try it and support a great cause”

KINVER ROTARY CLUB RAISES OVER £1000 AT KINVER COUNTRY FAIR

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After what seemed like months, but was only weeks, we finally managed to insert over 2,200 raffle tickets into straws. Arthritic fingers feeling the strain, we are all pleased that this annual chore is over for another year.Members responded as they always do with donations of over 180 gifts for the stall, some so good that we are keeping them for the Harvest Auction to be held on 6th October. Cakes made by Marion Rogerson were included in a double raffle at the Club, rather than used on the stall and raised an extra £23.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB RECOGNISES COLIN'S SERVICE TO CLUB AND COMMUNITY

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At Kinver Rotary Club's annual Charter Night, Rotarian Colin Weaver was presented with the Service Recognition Award to acknowledge his support both to the Club and to the local community. Colin quickly became a stalwart member of the Club when he joined seven years ago and has made huge contributions in a wide variety of ways. If something needs doing, Colin is a Rotarian who lives up to 'Service Above Self' - and he is well known in the village of Kinver for his service to the local community.

GAVIN WILLIAMSON MP UNVEILS REFURBISHED KINVER EDGE TOPOSCOPE

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The refurbished Toposcope on Kinver Edge was variously described as “a work of art”, having “massive ‘wow’ factor” and “stunning” within minutes of its unveiling on Saturday by Gavin Williamson, Member of Parliament for South Staffs.

One of the UK’s leading stonemasons, Perfitt of Norfolk, had been commissioned by the Rotary Club of Kinver to make an exact replica of the information plate for the Toposcope after it had been made almost illegible through weathering since its creation in 1990.

GAVIN WILLIAMSON M.P. INDUCTED AS HONORARY MEMBER OF KINVER ROTARY CLUB

President Nick Geoghegan and new honorary member Gavin Williamson M.P.

Gavin Williamson, Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire, has been a staunch supporter of Kinver Rotary Club for several years and was recently elected as an honorary member of the club. At his induction on April 14th Club President Nick Geoghegan reminded members and guests of Gavin's many contributions to the club and presented him with both his Rotary badge and a crystal jug and glass suitably engraved to mark the occasion.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB RAISES AND DISTRIBUTES CHARITY FUNDS

After a comparatively quiet start to the year, members of the club are back in the swing of raising money, handing out money,  working for the community and enjoying themselves at the same time.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB COMMISSIONS TOP UK STONEMASONS FOR TOPOSCOPE REFURBISHMENT

The Rotary Club of Kinver has commissioned one of the country’s leading stone masons to carry out the refurbishment of the Toposcope on the top of Kinver Edge.  The 4ft diameter piece of slate that displays the information  has been attacked by the weather and is to be replaced with a piece of black granite.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB SLEIGH HITS A £6000 RECORD

Past President Roy Sanders, Lindsey Mason (manager) and Laura Stanford of Coop Travel, Kingswinford with Santa (Chris Elcock)

Two additional collections ensured that Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh collection hit yet another record high.

SANTA JOINS THE MARY STEVENS HOSPICE JOGGERS

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The annual Santa Jog in Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge to raise funds for Mary Stevens Hospice was blessed with a lovely, bright and sunny morning. Kinver Rotary Club was delighted to support this event with their sleigh and, of course, Santa himself. There were some 600 people masquerading as Santa but everyone knew where to find the genuine article - on Kinver Rotary Club's sleigh.

To see where the sleigh will be in the days leading up to Christmas click on the 'Santa's Sleigh' link on the left of this page.

 

HIRSUTE OCTET OF KINVER ROTARIANS MAKE £1200 IN MOVEMBER FUNDRAISER

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Eight members of the Rotary Club of Kinver who took part in the nationwide “Movember” moustache growing exercise in aid of Prostate Cancer research raised almost £1,200 in sponsorship from family, friends and fellow Rotarians.

Two members of the hirsute octet, Rtn Ken Graham and Rtn John Gillett, took the challenge to greater lengths by going for a full beard while the remaining six stuck to what in a number of cases were described as “those slugs above your lips”.

SUCCESS FOR KINVER AT DISTRICT QUIZ

Kinver Rotary Club hosted a round of the new format District Quiz, with visiting teams from Bewdley, Hagley, Hasbury & Cradley and Stourbridge Rotary Clubs. It was a close competition and after the final round Kinver and Stourbridge were tied for first place. A supplementary knock-out round was held, with Kinver just edging Stourbridge by two points. It was an enjoyable evening for Rotarians of the five clubs and the new format makes for a good fellowship occasion.

SURPRISE DONATIONS BOOST 'CHILDREN IN NEED' QUIZ TOTAL TO £3153

Two surprise cheque presentations more than doubled the usual total cash made at the annual Children in Need Quiz organised by the Rotary Club of Kinver.

Before BBC’s “Voice of the Balls” Alan Dedicoat began the quiz he has hosted for the club for the past 13 years, Clive Corbett, a Kinver Rotarian who is Head Teacher at Pershore High School, gave him a cheque for £1,500 raised by the students.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB RAISES £6000 FOR CHARITY FROM THREE EVENTS IN THREE WEEKS

A number of charities are to benefit from the efforts of members of the Rotary Club of Kinver who have raised more than £6,000 in three very different events.

The biggest “earner” was the annual 10k run and 2k family fun run in aid of Action Heart, which is expected to produce almost £3,000 when all sponsorship monies are in. The overheads were already completely covered by main sponsor BodyKraft of Pensett, together with Dudley Motor Company and Granlyn Specialist Coatings of West Bromwich.

10K ROAD RACE A RUNAWAY SUCCESS

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The eighth Kinver Rotary Club 10k road race in aid of Action Heart, Dudley, took place on 29th September.182 runners took part. The 2k fun run had 45 entrants.

The winner of the 10k race finished in 36 min 50 seconds (see attached photo). The race raised about £2,000 for Action Heart with some sponsorship still to come in.

Kinver Rotary are grateful for the support of Action Heart, Staffordshire Police, The Red Cross and Doctor Kevin Riley. Brindley Heath and Edgecliff schools once again allowed us to use their premises and fields.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB FLOATS THE BOAT FOR FOLEY INFANTS' SCHOOL

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 Strange as it may seem, the photograph does not show two old tramps who have found a new home and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate, it is actually Past President Alan Millichip and Rotarian Ian Watkins celebrating the relaunch of Foley Infants' School's Goodfriendship. It started life as a 6' by 8' shed on the school field. A prow and stern were added and it became a play area for children. Sadly, over the years the roof leaked and the paint peeled and it was no longer a suitable place for children to play.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB SCORES AGAIN AT ENVILLE SUMMER SHOW

Winning footballer Joe Anslow of Kinver with President Nick Geoghegan

 The weather for this year's Enville Summer Show was a great improvement on last year's. Bright sunshine attracted large numbers to the grounds of Enville Hall, where the attractions included Kinver Rotary Club's football shoot-out and a 'guess the name of the doll' competition. The football shoot out attracted large numbers and at one point there were thirteen sharing first place with a score of 100. The very last entrant, Joe Anslow of Kinver, saved the day with a score of 160, thus avoiding either a lottery draw or a penalty shoot out to find a winner.

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