Citizen of the Year
We were recently pleased to award our annual Citizen of the Year for 2023. The award went to Mark and Beverly Gilmartin of BJ Bakery, Blidworth. BJ Bakery provide a wide range of hot and cold food for takeaway or eat in service. We made our award not for the quality of their food but the service and commitment they give to the local communities around their premises in Blidworth which they have occupied for the last 16 years.
27th November 2023
On Saturday 7th October, with temperatures heading above 20 deg C, those who took part in the Walk in the Woods enjoyed themselves following largely the long route into Harlow Woods from Ravens Lodge, taking in a tea or coffee at Portland College café, before returning to Ravens Lodge for a soup and dessert lunch.
29th October 2023
On Saturday 16th September, Rotary members organised a collection for both disasters at the Ravenshead Precinct shopping area. Then, on the 14th of October we made a similar collection at the Ravenshead Farm Shop on Main Road. In total, the Ravenshead community donated over £400.
22nd October 2023
Yes its happening on the Saturday 7th October, the return of this event which used to be a regular item for families and local residents. Starting from Ravens Lodge on Main Road, with an opportunity for a tea or coffee break at the café at Portland College before returning to Ravens Lodge for Hot Soup and bread with a apple pie dessert after your walk.
21st September 2023
Citizen of the Year
Earlier in 2023, we were pleased to recognise local community hero Gillian 'Gilly' Hagen as our Citizen of the Year for her work with Blidworth On The Move and work with Patient Participation for the Abbey Medical Group. Now our recognition has been put in the pale since Gilly has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) Everyone at the club congratulates Gilly a this is a well deserved award
25th June 2023
This year the Presidents chosen principal charities are Maggies and The Nottinghamshire Hospice. Both provide support and care for those within our community who are diagnosed with cancer, regardless of type and age. Their support extends also through palliative care and beyond through support to partners and relatives.
1st June 2023
Blidworth – On The Move is a specialised transport service, specifically for the residents of Blidworth and the surrounding area. This voluntary service has an appropriately equipped vehicle that ensures the safety of the passenger, chaperone and driver at all times. To ensure they can keep up with the growing demand for their services to the isolated, needy and those needing healthcare support they need at least 5 more drivers.
11th February 2023
The Beacon Project began in St. John’s Church, Mansfield, when five homeless people came into our church for tea and toast. We now have a dedicated building and serve and care for up to forty people on a regular basis. Richard chose the Beacon Project as one of his supported charities for the year and we were pleased to be able to make a donation of £300.
12th August 2022
At our July 12th meeting, out-going President Richard Lord passed on his chain of office to Mike Kings. Mike, who also does our publicity, says "I am proud to have been appointed President and look forward to keeping you all updated with the work of Rotary within our Community over the next two years."
29th July 2022
Three years have passed since we last ran a story writing competition for each of our linked primary schools; Blidworth Oaks in Blidworth, Lakeview and Heathlands, new this year, in Rainworth and Church of England and Abbey Gates in Ravenshead. This month we are publishing a lovely, well thought-out story about the adventures of a toy pirate ship. Written by Lacie-Mae Dear who is a Year 6 pupil at Ravenshead Church of England Primary School.
28th July 2022
On the 18th June, members of Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary were present at the 30th Birthday Celebrations and Open Day at new Headquarters depot in Cromford. Aquabox illustrates its success by stating that it believes their boxes have produced the equivalent of over 10 Billion Bottles of Water by filtering whatever water is available to create pure, bacterial free drinkable water.
1st July 2022
Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary always appreciated the support it gets from you all during this time of year. It’s been really good to see so many of you supporting us and our fund-raising appearances around the Villages, including at Ravenshead light switch on, at the Shops and in Oak Tree Lane Tesco.
17th January 2022