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Redbridge club news: Rotarians celebrate 111th anniversary, Ilford Historical Society’s amazing local women and Redbridge Green Fair Music Club

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 February 2016

Eve Conway, Rotary president of Britain and Ireland climbed to the top of the O2 to celebrate the birthday of the international organisation. Photo: Margaret James-Cooper/Redbridge Rotary Club

Eve Conway, Rotary president of Britain and Ireland climbed to the top of the O2 to celebrate the birthday of the international organisation. Photo: Margaret James-Cooper/Redbridge Rotary Club

Margaret James-Cooper/Redbridge Rotary Club

A round up of news from the borough’s clubs and societies

Redbridge Rotary Club members atop the O2 to celebrate the birthday of the international organisation. Photo: Margaret James-Cooper/Redbridge Rotary ClubRedbridge Rotary Club members atop the O2 to celebrate the birthday of the international organisation. Photo: Margaret James-Cooper/Redbridge Rotary Club

Redbridge Rotary Club

Rotarians celebrated the 111th anniversary of Rotary International by climbing across the top of Greenwich’s O2 Arena.

The climb ended with Rotary members raising their End Polio Now emblem to celebrate the incredible efforts of Rotarians to eradicate the disease in developing countries.

Despite being anxious, Eve Conway, Rotary president for Britain and Ireland bravely rose to the challenge.

Deja Vu, will cover songs of Crosby, Stills and Nash will be playing at a Redbridge Green Fair Music Club event. Photo: Stephen CollinsDeja Vu, will cover songs of Crosby, Stills and Nash will be playing at a Redbridge Green Fair Music Club event. Photo: Stephen Collins

“I’m afraid of heights, so if I can do it –anyone can,” she said.

“The walk was a really fun way to raise awareness of Rotary, and the local, and global charity works it is involved with.”

Founded on February 23 1905, Rotary founder Paul Harris formed the Rotary Club of Chicago in America.

This became one of the world’s first service organisations comprising of professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Singer-songwriter Annie Maguire will be playing at a Redbridge Green Fair Music Club event. Photo: Stephen CollinsSinger-songwriter Annie Maguire will be playing at a Redbridge Green Fair Music Club event. Photo: Stephen Collins

Members exchanged ideas, helped the underprivileged and formed meaningful, lifelong friendships.

The charity grew into a worldwide organisation and features more than one million members.

Redbridge Rotarians hold regular events, socials and volunteer within the community.

The group welcomes new members and meets every Tuesday at 7pm at Luigi’s Restaurant, Beehive Lane, Gants Hill. For more information visit redbridgerotaryclub.org

Ilford Historical Society

In time for International Women’s Day, the Society will be holding a talk on Amazing Local Women.

The talk will feature the stories of Sarah Ingleby, Valentines Mansion resident for 58 years, suffragette and Woodford resident Sylvia Pankhurst who went to prison 15 times.Eva Hart, one of the last survivors of the doomed Titanic, and many more.

The talk will be conducted by the society’s Jef Page and a member of Redbridge Library staff in the Information and Heritage section of Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford on Saturday, March 5 at 2pm and is free.

For more Ilford Historical Society news visit ilfordhistorialsociety.weebly.com

Redbridge Green Fair Music Club

The music group have another sumptuous line-up headed by Deja Vu, paying impressive homage to the lovely songs of Crosby, Stills and Nash.

In support singer-songwriters Micky Brown and Annie Maguire will provide a diverse range of popular country, folk, pop, jazz & blues covers.

The event will take place at the R.A.F.A Club, Cranbrook Road, Ilford on Friday, March 4 at 7.45pm, visit rgf.org.uk for more information.


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