Latest News Items in 2013

Father Christmas comes to Hornsea Freeport

Hornsea Freeport came to life on Saturday morning when Santa arrived with his reindeer. Assisted by members of the Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding, Father Christmas landed at the shopping complex after a long and tiring night travelling from somewhere near the North Pole. His home is a secret but he did confess that Rudolph was tired and would need a long rest to recover from making sure that his valuable load was safe.

After landing safely, Santa was cheered through the complex by large crowds of excited children and even more excited parents, eventually reaching his grotto to meet his carers for thexmas2013 weekend. The "Elves" who looked after him were delighted he could help them raise money for the various charities the Rotary Club support and worked hard through the weekend keeping the crowds happy and making sure every child went away with a smile on their face, a present in their hand and a photo to remind them of their visit to the "magic that is Father Christmas".





The Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding would like to thank Hornsea Freeport for giving them the chance to raise money for their charities and the general public for coming along in droves.
Thank you.


Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8 leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Their immediate need is for shelter, food and water.

More than two weeks after the massive typhoon wiped out whole coastal towns and villages in the Philippines, the country's National Disaster Agency says that 5,209 people are now known to have lost their lives, with many more still missing and displaced nearly 600,000.

It is no surprise that Rotary Clubs across the world have risen to the call since Haiyan struck the Philippines. Within days of the greatest storm to make landfall ever, ShelterBox experienced a huge surge in fundraising donations, and Rotary Clubs worldwide were lead players in this response.

Each Shelter Box, costing £600, contains 150 items including a tent and water purification equipment, basic utensils and some warm clothing. Hundreds of these boxes have already been distributed into the Philippines but more are required.

Several Rotary Clubs in the District 1270 area have shown strong support.

To donate contact the Rotary Club of Hornsea & East Riding at:


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Five new members have been initiated this year.
Jeremy Hall, Company Director, Proposed by Pat Slaven
Ronald Allan Newey, Retired Headmaster, Proposed by Pat Slaven
Sandra Anne Thompson, Restaurateur, Proposed by Kim Pugh
Raymond Thompson, Chef/Publican, Proposed by Kim Pugh
Ursula Mary Close,Retired School Teacher, Proposed by Margaret Midgley


Hornsea One Third Marathon 2013

Yet again the sun shone. After weeks of suffering an icy cold east wind and intermittent snow showers, Sunday 7th April turned out calm and warm and over 370 runners turned out to support our annual run.

This is the sixth year we have held the event and numbers have increased year on year, proving to be one of the most popular runs in the north of England.
We raised over £4000 from registration and sponsorship and will be able to give Marie Curie Cancer Care an even bigger donation to help fund one of the nurses working in the East Riding.

Well done to everyone concerned; all the Club members who worked so hard as a "well oiled" team and to our sponsors, Neil Hudgell Law, Nuffield Health and Fitness, Seaton Garage and Engineering Company, Ralph Toogood Kitchens and the Westwood Counselling Service.

A special thanks to Neil Hudgell himself who not only supported the donation from his firm but turned up on the day, started the race and then ran the race in a very healthy time of 80 minutes.



Hornsea Rotary celebrates its' 20th Birthday 2013
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On Friday 15th March our Club celebrated its' 20th birthday with a fantastic party at Tickton Grange Hotel. With a membership of over 30 we had something to celebrate and celebrate we did!

The venue was superb, the food fantastic and the after dinner entertainment even better. Colin Vize, magician extraordinaire, entertained us with a presentation of both humour and skill. What he did with his cards only he will know!

The Hornsea and East Riding believe that belonging to Rotary is all about fun and fellowship and the evening was just that. Nearly every member of the Club attended and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

Thanks to our President and his wife for putting on a terrific evening from which we made a small profit to help boost our Club funds.


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Once again the Annual Hornsea and East Riding New Year Hike was a resounding success. Despite dreadful conditions underfoot and a required change of route, 40 people and dogs set of and walked the round trip from Hornsea Mere Side to Hatfield and back. 

At the half way stage, they enjoyed a hearty breakfast of soup and bacon butties, liberally washed down with hot tea and coffee. The local butchers in Hornsea also contributed some beautiful pork pies to assuage the hearty hungers.

Due to their efforts and the help of the catering team the Club raised a massive £300 which will help swell the general Rotary Account to help local charities.

A massive thank you to all concerned. 


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