Wheelpower celebrates 70 years of
We joined Wheelpower’s collaboration with Network Rail at Waterloo Station as part of the 70 years of Paralympic Sport celebration to raise those all-important vital funds to support their life changing services.
Others joined in too including (pictured) Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE, DL(11 Olympic Gold Medals, 6 times winner London Marathon), Jack Hunter-Spivey (Britain’s No1 Table tennis player and 6th in the world) and Barbara Middleton from RC Brookmans Park.
Why not support Wheelpower and us whenever you can? See our recent donation to this tremendous organisation
Tring student selected for prestigious international ballet competition
Last year Jessica De Souza Lewis celebrated her first year at one of Europe's leading ballet schools, London's acclaimed Central School of Ballet. She was recently selected to represent the UK in the Genée International Ballet Competition which this year takes place in Hong Kong. The competition, organised by the Royal Academy of Dance, is a forum for the world's most promising young dancers. This was a wonderful opportunity for this talented dancer; although the costs are substantial. Berkhamsted Rotary was pleased to be able to assist Jessica to take part by making a donation of £1,000 towards the ballet costumes and footwear required.
"For the fifth consecutive year, Berkhamsted Rotary Club acted as promotors for a Gilbert and Sullivan open-air concert in the grounds of Berkhamsted Castle
performed by specialist theatre company, Illyria, in aid of local charities
The performance of The Pirates of Penzance on 18 August drew an audience of almost 500 and was hugely enjoyed in perfect, dry, late-summer conditions in the unique Castle surroundings."
Successful Concert in the Castle
young space engineers aim high!
Rotary Technology Tournament for Schools
25 teams of four students from eight Dacorum schools rose to the challenge to design, build and launch a "space capsule" three metres into the air; the intermediate and advanced teams had to deploy a parachute to return it safely to earth!
The winning teams were
Foundation: John F Kennedy 1
Intermediate: Egerton Rothesay 2
Advanced: Tring 3
Andy Cook, CEO of competition sponsors FFEI, presented prizes and certificates to the winners
Support for Stoke Mandeville
We are pleased to assist Wheelpower based at Stoke Mandeville; the birthplace of the Paralympics. Wheelpower gives opportunities for disabled people to play sport and lead healthy active lives. Last year we donated £1000 to refurbish around 20 sports wheelchairs all now in regular use. This year we donated £750 to provide information leaflets on the benefits of sport and physical activity to disabled people.