Rotarians and Lions set for big switch on

Chris Stephenson'President, Rotary Club of Weighton Wolds
Chris Stephenson'President, Rotary Club of Weighton Wolds

It’s been a month or so since I last wrote and we’ve been busy since our Rotarian friendsfrom Stockholm and Lyon left.

Of course we continue to hold our regular meetings on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month at the Bay Horse.

Rotary Club members plant bulbs ready for flowering in the spring

Rotary Club members plant bulbs ready for flowering in the spring

We’ve done much more besides, including hosting regular Sunday afternoon tea parties for the elderly, which have helped many find new friends and given us all something to look forward to.

Since the impressive new roundabout was opened at the Holme Road junction, more people are entering Market Weighton by that route.

We decided to plant some daffodil bulbs in the grass verges to brighten up the approach in spring, so look out for them coming up next year.

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Older men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are more at risk.

Prostate Cancer UK campaigns to raise awareness of the disease.

At our most recent meeting we gave them £2,000, raised at our Classic Car Rally, held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

In the run-up to Christmas we’ve got a charity bookstall at Langlands and we’ll also be in Market Weighton for the Christmas Lights Switch On today (Dec 3), we’re helping the local Lions Club as they bring Santa to the town.