The Jubilee Sailing Trust Tall Ships

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 14th August was one of our own members, Ken Thwaites, who gave a presentation about his involvement with the Jubilee Sailing Trust tall ships’ Lord Nelson’ and ‘Tenacious’. 

Ken, a qualified Boson’s Mate, has for many years undertaken voyages all around the world and he explained about the intricacies of manning and sailing these three-masted, square rigged ships.

Both ships are adapted to take all types of disabled people and is crewed primarily by volunteers.

Visitors from Zimbabwe

The speaker at Kendal Rotary on 7th August was Philippa Maphosa and her husband Bazibi. 

Philippa is a Rotary member of the Gwera Club in Zimbabwe and she explained about life in her town and of the many projects she and her club are involved with; clean water, education and poverty to name but a few.

She is currently in the UK to try and create a link with the Rotary Club of Dundee with the aim of working together on a specific international project.

St Mary's Hospice in Ulverston

The speaker at Kendal Rotary on 31st July was one of its own members, Past President Richard Bird, who is a Trustee of St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston.

He gave a detailed and informative presentation highlighting the ethos and work of the charity, which is to provide care, hope and support to patients in the South Lakes and Furness area.

Established nearly 30 years ago, the hospice needs £2.8 million every to continue running of which only 22% comes from the NHS, the rest has to be raised by themselves through its own officers and the many invaluable volunteers.