Latest News Items in 2018

The Colditz Story retoldHornsea Hike2013

Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club welcomed Andy Dunn as its guest speaker who delivered an illustrated talk on the “true” Colditz story, going well beyond the famous film. Filling in the background  material the fortress was brought to life as  actual photographs of would be escapees with details of their attempts were described.  It is hard to believe that men like Airey Neave and Pat Reid were real men and not fictitious characters from a famous film. Andy’s  breadth and depth of knowledge about this subject truly held his audience of club members and guests spellbound.

Showing Andy Dunn (right) with President Kim and guests Martin and Jeanette Lewis with Alan Wilkinson (left)


The Club made to the Quiz Final !

Our Rotary Club of Hornsea & East Riding have succeded the inter-club quiz semi-final round after beating the Hull Kingston Rotary Club at the recent competition on 1st October. The team is now waiting to see the winner of the other semi-finalist within the Humber Maritime group.


Photo :

(Front row) David Smith, John Pugh, Alison Clark, and John Balshaw (Behind are the Hull Kingston Rotarians) Will Jones, Barry Cunningham, Ted Whiting and Stephen Cooper.


Rotary Club's iPad special donation - (extract from Hornsea Gazette)

Knitting for "Fish and Chip babies"

This is a project that volunteers are knitting babie's hats and jumpers to help some of the poorest children in Africa, many are born with AIDS, whose mothers are so poor that the babies were sent home wrapped in newspapers to keep them warm.

The project caught the attention of the Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding, inspired by a local nurse who works with these children and takes the knitted jumpers and hats with her as excess baggage when she travels to Africa. Club members were asked to get family and friends to take up the knitting challenge, so as Rotarian Iain Edmiston and his work colleagues. For those who have knitted and wanting to send the items, please contact : or


Presentation Evening at the Club (from Holderness Gazette)


The Chain Gang (as Community Gazette)

This year Hornsea Town Council has three Rotarians, from the Hornsea and East Riding Club as its “Chain Gang”. Keith Himsworth is the Mayor, his wife Hilary the Mayoress and Andrew Eastwood the deputy mayor!

A fine example of service to the Community

Photo : (left to rright) Nathan Eastwood (Andrew’s Son and consort), Anne Padgett (retiring Mayor) Rotarian Keith (mayor), Rotarian Hilary (Mayoress) and Rotarian Andrew (deputy mayor) 14 May 2018


Outstanding Award from Marie Curie UK

Rtn Denys & Mary Fell

Award winners

certificateRotarian and Farmer of the Year Deny Fell collected another award – this time on behalf of Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club. This award was presented at the ...prestigious Simpsons on the Strand along with other awards to Marie Curie supporters. The Award for “ Outstanding Commitment from a Membership Group or Association” recognises the Club’s annual Hornsea One Third Marathon which has raised over £30000 in the last 10 years for Marie Curie. Photos are courtesy of ‘Philip Hardman Photography’

Denys Fell Honorary Member of Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club, Mary Fell Denys’ wife. Doctor Jane Collins. Chief Executive of Marie Curie and Alex Hyde-Smith Director of Fundraising for M.C


Rotary Club supports 'Tour de Yorkshire'

Club members

Thursday 3rd May: Spectators and Rotarians from the Rotary club cheering on the way through Hatfield village in front of Densholme Farm and Wrygarth Inn.


Hornsea One Third Marathon 2018Hornsea marathon2018

More than £4000 was raised for the charity in this year's marathon at Great Hatfield village.The race was started by 42 year old Motor Neurone disease sufferer, Jason Liversidge.
418 people took part at the Marathon as this was one of the most popular and exciting events in the Holderness of East Riding.
Phill Taylor of Bridlington Road Runners Club (time = 47:52) and Susan Lewis of Roundhay Runners Club (time = 53:46) for first places in male and female, respectively


A visit by the Archbishop of York on 23 March 2018 (from Holderness Gazette)


Club meeting on 29 January 2018


Annual Hornsea and East Riding Hike 2018Hornsea Hike2013

Hornsea & East Riding Rotary club had a successful 19th Annual New Year hike on Sunday, 7th January. There were 50 walkers and around 20 dogs taking part. The participants had a good dry and sunny day as they took the eight mile cicular walk staring from Densholme Farm in Great Hatfield.
Four Newfoundland dogs and two irish Water Spaniels from Welton Water Adventure Centre Canine International (WWACCI), who were trained for rescue work were the new dogs participants this year.
At the end of the walk, refreshments of homemade soup, bacon sandwishes, cakes, tea and coffee were provided and enjoyed by all.
Organiser Rtn Paul Train thanked the team of Rotarians and all friends and relatives who assisted with the event, and most of all, Denys Fell of Densholme Farm for allowing to use his facilities. The event raised a net total of £410 which will go into club funds to assist charities an other good causes in our area.


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