Rotary Music Scholarship

Posted on May 13, 2015at 6:03 am

The 2015 Rotary Club of Eastbourne AM’s Music Scholarship Awards in memory of club stalwart Marianne Williams takes place on Saturday May 16 at the Birley Centre.

Come and support the local talented young musicians from the East Sussex Music Service as they demonstrate their skills for the various bursaries available.

The event is a partnership between the Rotary Club and Marcus Plant from the Music Service and was organised by Marianne before her death. It was decided to keep the bursaries going as a suitable memory for her.

Rotary President Fred Cox said, ‘This a wonderful evening where the public will be able to see the very best of our local musicians.

‘It is amazing to see them pitch against each other before a panel of judges, and it is our pleasure to be able to award bursaries of around £2,000.

‘Marianne was very passionate about this event, and together with her family, we are proud to stage this once again in 2015.’

Everyone is welcome to the evening which starts at 6.30pm. Entrance at door £5 and £3 (under 16s).

Music Scholarship

Garden Party

Posted on April 28, 2015at 9:52 am

Community Garden Party2014 was the first year we staged Lyn’s Garden Party – but there is no doubt we will stage it for many more years to come.

It was held at the East Dean home of members Lynda Dean and Dave Cooper.

More than £1000 was raised for rotary causes and around 90 people attended.

Macmillan Cancer Relief’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Posted on April 28, 2015at 9:05 am

macmillancoffeeeeWe like to support annually Macmillan Cancer Relief’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which normally takes place on the last Friday in September.
This picture is from 2013 when we were kindly hosted at the Mansion Hotel by chairman of Lion Hotels Sheikh Abid-Gulzar. He is pictured with the town’s MP Stephen Lloyd, who is an AM member and was also the guest speaker.
Macmillan is a charity close to our heart!

Marianne Williams Music Scholarships

Posted on April 28, 2015at 9:05 am

Youth 1ONE of our proudest events we stage annually is the annual Marianne Williams Music Scholarships at the Birley Centre, part of Eastbourne College.
Marianne was a leading light in our club until her death two years ago, and amongst the many things she did for AM was to set up and organise the annual bursaries, in association with the East Sussex Music Service.
Each May we host an evening where the very best young musicians locally take part in a competition to win bursaries, normally around £2000.

2015 is the fifth year this has happened and obviously we have to fundraise during the year to make sure that we can cover the total cost of around £2500.

We are very proud to stage this event – and thank Marianne’s family for their continued support in making this happen.

The picture is from 2013 and shows the competition winners, judges and The President of the Rotary Club in that year Fiona Tritton.

Every Christmas we Support the Local REFUGE

Posted on April 28, 2015at 9:05 am

Community refuge hamperEvery Christmas we support the local REFUGE, which helps women and their children who have had to flee their homes due to domestic violence.

Jo Egan-Smith from the charity attended a meeting of Eastbourne AM Rotary Club at Chalk Farm in Willingdon in December 2014 to receive nine bumper hampers for the Refuge over the festive period.

President Fred Cox explained, ‘This is a cause very close to Eastbourne AM and one we have now been supporting for a number of years. There is a very active Refuge locally and it is a privilege to be able to support what it does.

‘We provided hampers packed with festive food, crackers and even a present for the mothers, and we hope it gave them a lift – however small that may have been – over the Christmas period.’

Pictured left to right: Rotarian Di Hammond who co-ordinated the hampers, Jo from Refuge, and AM President Fred Cox.