our summer BBQ


cookingThis was held in Andy Rigg's garden on Sunday 12th August and was a great success. The aim was to have a fun afternoon and, at the same time raise money for The Rotary Foundation.

BBQThe Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity to which most rotarians contribute each year. It contributes to the world wide drive to eliminate Polio and also supports many other projects providing clean water, sanitation, improvements in health and education and peace worldwide. Last year it spent around £180million on these projects.

groupThe afternoon saw a lull in the torrential rain of the morning and we even had a glimpse of the sun. 45 Rotarians and their partners attended the event. Andy was the head cook, ably assisted by our President and Richard Nelson. The meat had been purchased at an advantageous price from Robson's butchers in Hexham and was excellent. Salads had been provided by many of the ladies as had the large assortment of tasty desserts.

eatingMidway through the afternoon, the rain returned but we were then all safely under the various tents tucking in to the sausages, pork and beefburgers. It was only a brief shower and cleared up in time for the raffle. The prizes had all been donated and people had been so generous that almost everyone received a prize. The raffle, expertly run by George Robinson, raised £133.10p.

groupAfter the raffle it was time for the enthusiasts to play croquet. An interesting game, played under house rules which did not prevent Richard Nelson and his team becoming the eventual winners.

A great afternoon and our thanks go to Andy and Elaine Rigg and everyone else who helped to make it an occasion to remember. As soon as the bean counters have compiled the results - we will let you know the final size of the donation to the Rotary Foundation.