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Old Hall Farm

Written by Administrator. Posted in Meetings

The speaker at the recent meeting of Kendal Rotary was Charlotte Sharphouse from Old Hall Farm, Bouth.  She gave a brief summary of the history of the farm, and how she and her husband bought it in 2007. 

After many years of hard work it is now run as a vintage working farm with a vintage dairy and features many attractions. The Chicken Shed Tea Room, Ice Cream Parlour, Working Shire horses, Milking Parlour, Vintage Tractors, Butter making, Steam and Historic Vehicle display, all weather Horse Arena, Blacksmith workshop to name just some of them.

Reablement

Written by Administrator. Posted in Meetings

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 19th November was Matthew Beaumont from Cumbria County Council, who gave a presentation about his function as ‘Reablement Team Manager’. 

This service is part of Social Services and is based at Bridge Mills in Kendal and caters for anyone over the age of 18. 

Referrals or hospital discharges are assessed by a team of qualified professionals for on average about three weeks and the aim is to make them as independent as possible and if necessary refer them to other bodies.

Mary's Meals and Primary Schools in Malawi

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The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 5th November was Past President Duncan Hamlett from Lunesdale Rotary Club.  For many years he has been involved with the charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’ and has been organising fundraising featuring a request for a Global Grant from Rotary. 

This has been a long drawn out process which has now finally come to fruition.  The project , working with a local Rotary Club in Malawi, was to build a number of pre-schools in the south of the country.  There are now 15 brand new centres catering for 3000 children, many HIV positive, who are provided with two meals a day.

The project is still ongoing and the aim is continue fundraising and to fully equip the centres.

District Governor's Visit

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The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 22nd October was Mary Bradley, the Rotary District Governor for the North West who came to talk to the club about their achievements in the previous year and highlighted the aims and challenges for the year ahead.

The push to complete Polio Eradication will continue now that we are so close to finishing the project.

Mary’s own project is to support the ‘ShelterBox’ charity and a cheque was given to her to purchase one immediately.

Kendal People's Cafe

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The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary Club on 15th October was Gillian Cowburn who gave a presentation on her involvement with the ‘Kendal People’s Café’. She explained the objects and aims of the charity and how it all began about 18 months ago. 

The café, which is based in ‘The Foyer', on Blackhall Road receives waste food from various sources in and around Kendal which is made into meals which are then served to customers .  The customers then ‘Pay as they Can’ which may be nothing or they can give a donation they can afford. 

The charity now receives food from many supermarkets, wholesalers and food outlets to which they are extremely grateful.  The charity only provides meals for the needy but saves good food from being dumped into landfill - a win/win situation.