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Charity Barn Dance

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Quiz Night betters the Last One

28 November 2014.
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For the past few months INSIGHT, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton have been planning and preparing for their Charity Christmas Quiz Night. On Friday November 28th the quiz night took place at Downview Primary School, Felpham and was enjoyed by everyone there. With over 90 guests in attendance and £942.48 raised the event was INSIGHT’S most successful yet.

The money raised will be going to two very worthy charities, Parkinson’s UK and End Polio Now. INSIGHT are continuing their efforts to raise funds for these two charities by selling Christmas themed anagram quizzes over the festive period giving participants a chance to win a £20 gift voucher of their choice.

INSIGHT would like to thank Barbara Abbott for doing the catering for the event and all her generous donations to the raffle. The club would also like to thank Downview Primary School for the use of their hall; all the companies that made donations to the raffle; and of course everyone who supported the event on the night.

Quiz Night Proves Big Success for Littlehampton Charity Group

07 June 2014.
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INSIGHT, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton hosted the event on 7th June at the Yapton and Ford Village Hall in aid of Alzheimer′s Societ. With more than 80 people at the event, the group managed to raise £600 for the cause from ticket sales and a raffle. Part of the group acted as quizmasters creating 10 thought provoking rounds including sports, music and a back to school round. Guests also enjoyed a ploughman′s platter and dessert.

Those who attended the event thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the winning team received chocolates and medals. The losing team won a bowl of lemons, taking it all in their stride.

The quiz night was the final event in the 2013-14 year for President Rachael Ferris. Rachael spoke about the year and the final event, saying: "The quiz night was the first on INSIGHT had ever done and was a great success. All our members should be extremely proud of what we achieved and we have already started talking about making this an annual event. I would also like to thank all the companies that supported us by donating raffle prizes; Barbara Abbott for her fantastic catering; and everyone who supported us on the night."

Edward Spencer takes over as President of the club from July 1st and hopes to make the quiz an annual event.

Quiz Night 2014

INSIGHT raise money for hospital

03 November 2013.
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INSIGHT, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton travelled to London on Sunday 3rd November to present a cheque for £750 to St Thomas’ Hospital.

The group raised the money at their annual Presidents’ Night in June. INSIGHT hosted a murder mystery night at Field Place in Worthing, with local theatrical company- GROPE performing ‘Murder at the Village Hall’. Guests took part in an auction and raffle whilst guessing ‘who did it’. Barclays Bank supported the event and matched what was raised pound for pound.

The night was held in memory of dear friend and founding member of INSIGHT, Sara Ferris. She sadly passed away in September last year at the age of 27. Sara was looked after by St Thomas’ Hospital during her last few weeks and her family and the group were keen to donate the money towards the Intensive Care Unit Family Room.

Rachael Ferris, Sara’s sister in law and President of INSIGHT said: ‘It meant a lot to many members of INSIGHT to be able to be part of this event in memory of one of our most enthusiastic members, Sara Ferris. St. Thomas' Hospital did so much for Sara and her family in her final days. It was an honour to be a part of the fundraising efforts of INSIGHT to thank St Thomas' for all that they did’.

The group wanted to celebrate her life and work within the charity. A total of £1500 was raised at the event with money being split between St Thomas’ Hospital, Diabetes UK and the 7th Littlehampton Air Scouts, where Sara was a Beaver Leader.

Rowena Bentley, Community Fundraising Officer for Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital said:

‘Thanks to the Littlehampton Rotaract’s fundraising in aid of a cause close to their hearts, we will be able to fund improvements within our Intensive Care unit, from vital equipment to refurbishments to make the unit a brighter place for patients and their families”.

Guys & St Thomas

District Governor Visits

17 September 2013.
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The Rotary Club of Littlehampton hosted new District Governor, Michael Goodridge for the evening tonight.

As DG for this Presidential year, Michael has been visiting all of the clubs within District 1250 to discuss his aims for the year and how each club fits in with those plans.

INSIGHT were invited to the meeting and heard what Michael had to say:

‘It is great to visit a club which is so involved in Rotary projects and Rotaract. It is also great to see so many members being a part of the District 1250 team’.

Michael also spoke about the themes and aims of this year for our club, saying that Littlehampton should easily hit their target of raising £60,000 by using the Rotary Charity shop as a key fundraising tool. The theme for this year within Rotary is to ‘Engage Rotary, Change Lives’. This focusses on how the clubs within the District run and boost their number of members by engaging with them from when they become members. 

He also spoke about the End Polio Now Campaign which has now received a pledge from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that for every £1 Rotary raises, they will give £2. The campaign is very close to eradicating Polio within the world and hope to completely eradicate the disease within the next few years. 

Michael encouraged both the Rotarians and Rotaractors to use the District team as a great and flexible resource and that they are ‘here to serve the clubs’.

Rotaract members meeting the DG

Scouts Visit

11 July 2013.
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INSIGHT have raised over £500 for Littlehampton Scout Group throughout the past year.

Through various charity events organised by INSIGHT, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton, £568.11 has been successfully raised for the 7th Littlehampton Air Scout Group based in Southfields Road.

Four members of INSIGHT took part in the annual Arundel Bath Tub race in August 2012 and raised £135. A two-hour Zumbathon was then organised in September, raising £201.11 after dancing and jumping about at St Catherine’s Church Hall. A 2010 England Rugby Shirt was then auctioned at the charity’s annual party in June this year. The theme was a Murder Mystery and the club had a group of players perform for the evening. Barclays Bank kindly matched all the donations at the evening, and the rugby shirt bought in £200 for the Scout Group. Finally INSIGHT helped at the Circle of Health Wellbeing Event in July this year at Rustington’s St Peter and St Paul’s Church Hall, helping with making tea, coffee and cake and doing a raffle which raised £32.

Rotaract President for 2012-13 Tom Silverson presented the 7th Littlehampton Air Scouts with the cheque at their Annual General Meeting in July. The money will be used to help fund the refurbishment of the Scout hall. 

Happy New Year!

01 July 2013.
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Happy New Year from INSIGHT!

July saw a new Presidential year for Rotaract and a new face as President for INSIGHT.

Rachael Ferris became the fourth President of INSIGHT, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton, taking over from Tom Silverson. Ed Spencer also became Vice-president and President Elect taking over from Matthew Moss. Martin Ferris takes over as Treasurer and Tania Taylor stays as the Club Secretary.

Big changes for this year include the introduction of committees within the group, new ideas for fundraisers and the aim to raise just as much or more money than last year. The club is going to work more closely with The Rotary Club of Littlehampton and get more involved in local events such as the Littlehampton Town Show. INSIGHT is going to be bigger and better this year, watch this space…

Getting fit for charity

28 September 2012.
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Insight are hosting a two hour charity Zumbathon this Friday to fundraise for the 7th Littlehampton Air Scouts.

The event is being held at St Catherine's Hall, 44 Beach Road, BN17 5JH from 7.30 until 9.30pm and is £8.

 

We have a fantastic instructor for the evening. There will be a break in the middle for you to get your breath back and have a snack. Spead the word and tell all your friends as it will be a great evening.

Zumba is a fast paced, latin dance inspired exercise which has become very popular over the last couple of years.

Insight Girls raise £410 for charity

16 June 2012.
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Girls from Insight endured the wet and windy conditions of Worthing’s promenade to raise money for St Barnabas.

St Barnabas have organised the Night to Remember Midnight Walk since 2008 and this year more than 1,000 women walked the route on the 16th June and raised £112,000 for the charity.

Louise Moss, Tania Taylor, Laura Griggs, Karyn Cranfield and Jessica Barrott walked the 13.1 mile route in just under five hours and raised £410, double the amount they had targeted to raise.

The girls chose to do the walk in memory of Jessica’s dance teacher Sherry Lorraine who spent her last few days at St Barnabas House and sadly passed away last October. She was a great inspiration to a lot of girls within the dance group and choreographed many performances for Stage Door Theatre Company in which Louise is also involved.

The girls hope to do the walk next year, however with less of the achy legs and more money for the charity.

Midnight Walk

Insight Girls walk the walk for St Barnabas

10 June 2012.
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Louise Moss, Jessica Barrott, Karyn Cranfield, Laura Griggs and Tania Taylor from Insight, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton are doing the 13.1 mile Night to Remember midnight walk around Worthing on the 16th June.

They wanted to do the walk in memory of Sherry Lorraine who was Jessica's dance teacher and choreographer for Stage Door Theatre Company which Louise was also involved with. Sherry spent her last days at St Barnabas and sadly passed away last October.

Three of the girls have done the walk before and also ran Race for Life. The group have also endured a wet and windy 15 mile night hike across the South Downs in aid of Shelter Box. They are looking forward to meeting new people at the event and putting their feet up at the finish line.

They aim to raise at least £200 for St Barnabas and are well on their way to achieving it.

Insight visit The Starfish Project

24 May 2012.
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Members of Insight handed over a cheque for £125 to The Starfish Foundation in May.

The project sets out to provide a three day course to help those dealing with a stutter. The course is run at The Boship Farm Hotel in Hailsham, East Sussex.

They offer the course to people of all ages suffering from a stutter and often have people visiting from all over the world to attend the courses. They also offer lifetime support to anyone who has been on the course, often people attend the course to refresh their techniques and help others who haven't attended the course before. The aim of the course is to boost the stammerers confidence in situations where they normally feel out of control and to do this in their own time. Each person gets one to one care with a recovering stammerer.

Starfish Visit

President for 2011-12 James Millett, Louise Moss and Thomas Silverson visited and helped out with some of the role plays and joined in with some of the exercises the course provides. Louise said: ”It was amazing to meet and interact with all the members on thier second day of the three day course and we were made very welcome“.

At the end of the visit, Insight presented Anne and David Blight– who have run the Project for 14 years– a cheque for £125.

Insight have volunteered in The Rotary Club of Littlehamptons' charity shop since it opened in 2010. The group received £1000 from the shops profits to use for charitable donations. This donation was split equally between eight different charities which have done amazing things within our local community. Other donations have been given to Make a Wish Foundation, Arun youth Aqua Centre and Dizzy- Support Diabetes.

District Snooker Championship

01 May 2012.
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Insight members won the Rotary District 1250 Snooker Championship in Horsham this month.

Tom Silverson and Craig Dummer started playing in the Pairs Championships in October last year, beating the Brighton and Hove Breakfast B team 2–0 in the first round.

They then went on to beat West Worthing and Bognor Regis, winning both games by two frames out of three and also winning 2–1 against Brighton and Hove Breakfast A team .

On the 1st of May they went to the finals at Warnham Comrades Club in Horsham, winning against Guildford District 2–0.

They aim to keep the trophy for a second year playing as doubles and hope to play in the singles Championships also.

Tom Silverson and Craig Dummer

Rotaract International Relations

30 April 2012.
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Insight made a new international friend at their meeting this week.

Fellow Rotaractor, Fabio Çavuşoğlu from Turkey contacted us to meet up and joined our business meeting on Monday.

He is currently studying English in Brighton and is hoping to create friendships with Rotaract clubs in the South of England during his stay.

At the meeting he told us about the various projects and activities his group get up to, also giving us a flag with his clubs′ emblem on as a gift.

There are plans for us to have meetings using Skype with his Rotaract club to build this friendship and for socials with Fabio before he goes back home to Turkey.

Royal Marsden Visit

21 January 2012.
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Insight have raised £1000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity over the last three months.

In October we celebrated our first year as a charity club with a Presidents′ Night party, handing over to new president James Millett. The party was held at The White Swan Hotel in Arundel with a meal and live music. We raised £225.40 from ticket sales and a raffle for the charity.

A representative for the charity, Tony Hazeldine joined us for the evening, giving a short talk about how the money will benefit the new Childrens′ and Young Persons Unit.

The Rotary Club of Littlehampton generously raised over £700 for our cause from their charity shop and we handed over a cheque for £1000 when we visited the Sutton site of the hospital.

Royal Marsden Visit

Presidents Night 2011

15 October 2011.
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We celebrated our first full year a as charity with a party in October.

Our group planned the event at The White Swan Hotel in Arundel to hand over from President Louise Moss to James Millett. Members of The Rotary Club of Littlehampton, close friends and family were invited to celebrate with us.

We decided to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, inviting a representative from the charity to our party. Tony Hazeldine joined us on the evening, giving our guests a short talk about how the money would benefit the Childrens′ and Young Persons Unit at the hospital.

We raised £225.40 from ticket sales and a raffle with one of the top prizes being Afternoon Tea at Bailiffscourt Hotel. New president James Millett also gave a speech about our aims for the future.

A live band provided the entertainment, and guests enjoyed a delicious meal with a number of desserts made by members of the group.

Insight Presidents Night

RAFBF Visit

23 February 2011.
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Insight presented a cheque to Princess Marina House in Rustington at the end of February.

On the Sunday before Christmas, we held a bucket collection fundraiser at Haskins Garden Centre in Angmering in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Christmas shoppers generously donated any spare change and we managed to raise £121.50 in just a few hours.

We presented the cheque to General Manager Shirley Steeples and received a tour of the house where members of the Royal Air Force can have an affordable holiday and enjoy the South Coast with their families. The money will be going towards paying for a Blu-Ray player for the lounge at Princess Marina House.

Louise Moss, President of Insight said ″We are so pleased to be able to help such a worthy cause. Being shown around Princess Marina House really brought home what amazing things the RAFBF do.″

RAFBF Visit

Charter Party

16 July 2010.
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We celebrated becoming a new Rotaract group with a party in July.

The party was held at The Arun Yacht Club with members of The Rotary Club of Littlehampton, close friends and family being invited.

The fantastic George Regis Jazz Band provided the entertainment and guests were treated to a delicious buffet.

Bill Paine, President of The Rotary Club of Littlehampton gave a speech and presented the group with Rotaract pins and t-shirts.

We decided to raise money for the Littlehampton team of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and £203 was raised from ticket sales and a raffle.

A member of the RNLI was invited to the party and Nick White, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Littlehampton gave a speech about how the money raised will benefit his team.

Members of Rotaract presented a cheque to the RNLI team in August and had a tour of their Lifeboat Centre.



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