Hannah Hodgson

http://evalfor.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://evalfor.com/our-process/ The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 30th October was Hannah Hodgson, a young person who has numerous crippling disabilities but still retains a very positive outlook on life.

Only diagnosed a few years ago she now has some chronic conditions including a neurological disease similar to MS and cannot eat or drink normally.  She is amazingly inspirational and is now an acclaimed local poet who has won some very prestigious awards and writes and speaks about her experiences. 

She is currently aiming to purchase an Apple computer which has the necessary software to help her continue with her poetry and video editing.

Hannah's Email address: Hannahwritesablog@gmail.com
Twitter: @HannahHodgson20

Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) in Cumbria

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 16th October was Richard Preston who gave a presentation about the Great War and Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) in Cumbria.

VADs were set up in 1908 and were dotted around Cumbria (Kendal, Windermere, Penrith and Carlisle as well as many more). There was a VAD hospital in Stramongate and of course at Westmorland General Hospital which had over 150 beds. In 1917, 2035 were treated in Cumberland and Westmorland alone and they continued until just after the war.

Planting Purple Crocuses 4 Polio Eradication

On Sunday 15th October, Kendal Rotary planted 20,000 crocus bulbs on Castle Green Lane and the top of Parkside Road.

For the past six years with the backing of the Kendal in Bloom committee, the club has planted crocuses on many of the approach roads into Kendal and to date, they have planted 90,000 bulbs. The reason for crocus bulbs is to highlight the Rotary initiative to eradicate polio worldwide which is nearing completion.