Heavy rain cannot dampen Rotary
The forecast for Easter Monday warned of heavy rain, snow and wind. Peterborough Rotarians thought their new venture, The Easter Bunny Fun Run, could be a disaster!
In the event, no snow or wind, but it did pour with rain!
Despite the conditions 50 runners turned up variously dressed as bunnies, bees or eggs.
Some sported Easter bonnets. Club members were so pleased to see them.
The course was flooded and so an alternative route was mapped out.
It was too wet for gazebos, most of the marshals were in wellingtons, but they smiled through it all.
Many thanks must go to sponsors, Stevenson Smart and Marlowe Gardner & Cooke, who gave Rotary the security needed to put the event on.
The Mayor and Mayoress attended and presented prizes to the smartest bunny and the best bonnet.
All entrants received Easter Eggs and they were de- voured quickly.
Many runners and helpers replenished themselves with hot chocolate in the cafe.
Charities will benefit from funds raised and Peterborough Rotarians thank everyone for all their efforts.
So much fun was had in the awful conditions, future years must be a doddle whatever the weather does.
Will we see you next year on Easter Monday at our Easter Bunny Fun Run?
Ramsey Rotarians gave a fabulous opportunity to Teddy, Ben & Sam when they sponsored them to go on a Youth Leadership course in Buxton, Derbyshire.
The youngsters were not sure what to expect, least of all the four inches of snow and challenging drive to the venue! Despite the conditions they had an amazing three days, rock climbing, map reading, map making, abseiling and orienteering.
Each task was designed to give experience and skills in motivation, team spirit, negotiating and working individually and as a team.
The biggest lesson was on communication making sure everyone knew what they should be doing so avoiding chaos.
Teddy said: “We had some funny moments, being chased by cows, snowball fights and playing tricks on each other.
Evenings were spent playing pool and making new friendships, people I think I will be friends with for life.”
He thanked Rotary for the opportunity to learn new skills which he hopes to use in the community and throughout his life.