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Photograph: Frank the Polio Mascot on the Bridge of Queen Elizabeth 2Frank the bear our ambassador for “Ending Polio” has recently returned from a three week cruise on “Queen Elizabeth” which started in Singapore travelling to Port Kelang and Penang in Malaysia.  From there he gained his sea legs before going to Colombo in Sri Lanka and travelling on to Victoria in the Seychelles having crossed the line meeting many people who were very interested in his “End Polio” jacket.  While on board he was introduced to the Captain before he went on to Mauritius and Reunion Island leaving the ship in Port Elizabeth where he went on a trip to a game reserve in South Africa. Cape Town was seen for the second time this year where he met yet more people who were interested in his jacket.

We, as a club, are proud of Frank in his ambassadorial role in broadcasting Rotary’s role in ending Polio Worldwide. 

Frank having just returned and still with itchy feet to do more travelling was taken to Cork in Ireland to meet their Rotary President and surprise, surprise met Anne Thompson who he had met earlier this year in South Africa at the Rotary Club of the Hibiscus Coast   ‘Margate and Uvongo’ meeting yet more friends.

What more can we ask of our ambassador to promote the eradication of Polio.

Peter J Osborn, Lutterworth Rotary.

Photograph: Frank visits Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

London – Paris – Charity Cycle Challenge – 19 – 23rd July ‘17


Photograph: Robert Eggleston with two other members of the team which will attempt the London-Paris ride in July, 2017.Robert Eggleston proprietor of the Greyhound Coaching Inn with colleagues are planning to cycle the 300 miles from London to Paris between 19 – 23rd July in raising vital funds to help to provide a good education for the children of two schools in Zambia and where appropriate other projects such as boreholes for water and thus to enable them to look forward to a better future.

Last year was the U Foundation’s 10th Anniversary of the event where 50 riders took part and it is hoped that more will take part this year.

May we, as Rotary, ask that anyone who would like to donate do so either direct to the hotel or through his Virgin Money Giving page.

Peter J Osborn
Lutterworth Rotary

Photograph: The Lutterworth and District Cycle team for the 2017 London-Paris charity cycle ride.

Annual Plant Craft & Food Fair

Lutterworth Rotary held its Plant, Craft and Food Fair at Misterton Hall on Sunday 14th May 2017.

There were 43 stalls on the day enjoying wonderfully warm and dry weather making for a highly successful day with 1,100 adult visitors plus many children who had free entry.

Misterton Hall gardens a delight to see and a wonderful setting for this event, our thanks to the owner Mrs Craven her hospitality. Our thanks must also go to the hard work and organisation put in by our team of Rotarians on our 11th Annual Fair, masterminded by Mark Thompson.

Visitors commented on the wide variety of stalls, displaying a wide range of different plants which were all on sale along with good advice and tips in how to make the most of them in the garden.

Crafts from jewellery to art and garden gifts, plus homemade cakes and preserves were all on sale as were a choice of refreshments including a Hog Roast and Ice Cream making it a good day out in such lovely surroundings.

We had a number of new stall holders this year who were impressed by the event and the friendly atmosphere saying that if we hold it next year may they have the opportunity of coming again.

The Concourse d’ Elegance of cars prompting many appreciative comments on the cars displayed, the winning car was an immaculate 3 litre 1962 Austin Healey owned by Ian Robertson who was presented with a trophy by Albert Costa Conservative MP for South Leicestershire - the runner up was an MGA 56 owned by Michael Ricketts.

Peter J Osborn
Lutterworth Rotary

Photograph: Bric a brac stall at the fayre.

Photograph: Plant seller with collection of Hostas.

Photograph: Stall with selection of antique items.Photograph: MG with open bonnet showing engine.