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Yate and District Rotary Club

November 2020

Yate Rotary Club donates £1,500 to improve disabled access!

Chipping Sodbury Rugby Football Club (CSRFC) has been fund-raising since August to construct a wheelchair-friendly pathway from the car park, across the front of the Clubhouse and onward to connect with the existing public footpath along the eastern side of the pitch. This will benefit the general public as well as members of the RFC.

On Wednesday 4th Nov Mr Jon Nutt, Chairman of the Youth Teams, received, on behalf of the CSRFC, a magnificent cheque for £1,500 from Yate and District Rotary Club.

Jon Nutt said, ‘The whole project will cost £6,000 and this generous donation will go a long way towards achieving that total. We are absolutely thrilled with this amazing contribution.’

Richard Gilpin, President of Yate Rotary Club said, ‘We have had a long association with Chipping Sodbury RFC. Every Summer our South Cotswold Beer Festival is held on the RFC practice pitch, the club facilities are made available for campers and the rugby players help by lifting some 80 beer barrels onto the stillages ready for sale. We are delighted to be able to assist with this very worthwhile project.’

Somewhere After The Rainbow

After 6 months without the friendships, challenges and encouragement of the school environment, part of the recovery curriculum at North Road School has been the designing and execution of this beautiful mosaic.

The Arts Society Severn Valley (TASSV) and Yate Rotary Club have had a long association with North Road School and we have been delighted to assist, once again, in funding this splendid mosaic. It was the brainchild of Head Teacher, Sarah Stillie, and with the expert help of TomatoJack Arts it was designed to represent the school’s six vital values, its enthusiasm for learning, its respect for wildlife and its acceptance of and respect for diversity. ’We are all different, but we all fit together brilliantly’

Chair of TASSV and Rotarian Linda Griffith worked with the school to bring together the funding required.

The children all took part in the construction of the mosaic, and together they have produced this wonderful daily reminder of Hope, Thankfulness and Aspiration.

Picture: Rtn Richard Gilpin (President) and TAASV Chair and Rtn Linda Griffith with Head Teacher Sarah Stillie, the artist Angela and pupil representatives.

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