Heavy rain can­not dampen Ro­tary

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - ROTARY CORNER - By Janet Cooke - email: janet.4.cooke@bt­in­ter­net.com

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.

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