Chester Rotary Raft Race 2017

The Chester Raft Race is an annual charity event taking place every July in the Groves on the River Dee and organised by the Rotary Club of Chester. The rafts race against the clock over an approximate 400 metre course starting just upriver of the Royal Chester Rowing Club, passing under the pedestrian Suspension Bridge to a finish on the north bank of the river by Recorder’s Steps to the Walls and just above the weir. Although the race is over at this point, the rafts then have to retrace their route back to the launch area on the Meadows.

The UK Fly-board Champion Jay St John came with a spectacular display of fly-boarding right out of 007.

Flint and Holywell Rotary were delighted this year to loan their rafts to the Bagillt Royal Stars (Dance troop), raising in excess of £2,500 from sponsorship.

Well done and a great effort.

Snowdon Rocks 2017

By your side appeal culminated in a performance on the top of Snowdon by Mike Peters with his guitar.

They were joined by two trains full of people from The Strength Train, Cancer patients/ carers, Dementia patients/ helpers and The Rainbow Train.

What a great feat after walking 150 miles throughout the week.

Running Challenge

Running challenge over two days – guess total mileage covered to win a hamper. Supported by 7 local Primary schools and with the exceptional support of Tesco staff the event raises money for the purchasing of dictionaries presented to primary school leavers when moving forward to secondary education.

Rotary Technology Tournament sponsored by Airbus UK 20th Oct 2016

Truly inspirational talent was on show at Coleg Cambria for the 6th annual Rotary Technology Tournament sponsored by Airbus UK. This end of half term display of talent saw  8 teams from Flint High school, St Brigid’s Denbigh and Ysgol Glan Clwyd of St Asaph engage in a battle of wits to design and construct a bridge using nothing more than card, string and drinking straws.  Easy? Not when it had to support a kilogram lead weight in the middle and have a lifting mechanism.

Coleg Cambria apprentices from Airbus, Promethean and Thomas Cook Airlines acted as judges and mentors for the students.   Overseeing all their efforts were retired engineers from another generation from the Rotary clubs of Mold and Flint & Holywell.  Event organiser, Steve Blakesley from Flint and Holywell Rotary said, ”This was a superb team effort. We look forward to more schools entering next year to give their students a chance to start a career in a STEM subject.”  Next year it’s on  Thursday 19th October 2017. Phone 01352 780311 to book your school’s place.