WEST KIRBY VOICES

An oral history of West Kirby

There are so many stories surrounding West Kirby, and we’d like to capture some of them for future generations to read and hear.

West Kirby Rotary Club is preparing an application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a grant to run this project so that we can produce books and audio stories for the community.

Our first thanks must be to our member, Tim Sinnott, who has created the project picture above and will donate his art work for free. Many thanks.

If you would be interested in getting involved, either as a contributor or as a volunteer, please contact us via email at westkirbyrotaryclub@outlook.com

World Polio Day 24th October 2022

ONE DAY. ONE FOCUS. ENDING POLIO.

West Kirby Rotary Club marks World Polio Day, 24th October 2022

West Kirby Rotary Club will be one of thousands of Rotary clubs across the world taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio. This vaccine preventable disease still threatens children in parts of the world today.

One of our members, Angela Macaulay, has written an article for Rotary that we would like to share with you.

David Kendall, President of West Kirby Rotary Club commented, “We’re proud to be marking World Polio Day locally and recognising the work of Rotary and our partners and the millions of people involved in so many ways in the fight for a polio free world. Only together can we end polio, a virus that is still potentially just a plane ride away.”

Please visit our “Press Releases and Articles” page to read the full article.

2022 Rotary Ride – UPDATE

Wow – we’re riding TODAY and we’d like you to join us at 9.00am at West Kirby Concourse if you can or use your own static bikes or go for a real ride

As in previous years, the local sports centre in West Kirby is supplying us with outdoor static biking facilities so you can come along today to the West Kirby Concourse Sports Centre  where West Kirby Rotary Club will kick off the week of cycling on two static bikes, outside but under cover, pedalling away in relay, with the distance ridden indicated on our “laser display board”. Please come along to support if you can.

We’re also urging people to get on their dynamic bikes and under their own steam (and responsibility), to pedal away on a real unsupervised ride wherever they choose in the fresh air, weather and muscles permitting. If you’d rather use your own exercise bike and get sweaty in front of the telly or in the garden, that’s good too. Please post on Facebook with the distance travelled to be added to the total (photos also welcomed!).

A suggested donation for riders of £5 per adult and £2 per child would be great, but any support /sponsorship / donations would be welcome – maybe get your family and friends to sponsor you as well. We did think about a suggested donation per kilometre cycled but concluded that this would probably be counter-productive.

You can follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/westkirbyrotaryclub/

ALL sponsorship will go to Prostate Cancer UK and you can donate to our JustGiving page by clicking here:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/west-kirby-rotary-club1

2022 Rotary Ride

Once again we’d like you to join us for our West Kirby Rotary Ride beginning at West Kirby concourse on Saturday 17th September at 9.00 am

You can use your/our static bikes or go for a real ride

How’s your cycling? We need you and your bike (exercise or otherwise) as once again, West Kirby Rotary Club is fundraising for PROSTATE CANCER UK, and we would really appreciate your support. We (and others we hope) will be using our road and exercise bikes to cycle ‘virtually’ between 7 key hospitals in the area on Saturday 17th September 2022. The route is  – Countess of Chester, Clatterbridge, Arrow Park, Royal Liverpool, Christies (Manchester) & back to Broadgreen. This will be a minimum of 170.6km between us, although with support of family, friends and fellow Rotarians we hope to clock up many, many more. If you’re able to take part remotely on the day or in the week following, just record your mileage (or should that be kilometrage?), tag West Kirby Rotary on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the distance travelled and we’ll add it all together for a final total. It’s part of a national event in late September so we’d really like to finish on the podium. Persuade your family and friends to join in too and donate or sponsor you.

As in previous years, the local sports centre in West Kirby is supplying us with outdoor static biking facilities so you can come along to the West Kirby Concourse Sports Centre form 9.00am on Saturday 17th of September where West Kirby Rotary Club will kick off the week of cycling on two static bikes, outside but under cover, pedalling away in relay, with the distance ridden indicated on our “laser display board”. we will try to grab passing victims of all ages, shapes and sizes to join us in relay riding on the day. Unfortunately, Cycle Team GB won’t be there but you don’t have to be an Olympic cyclist to take part and we’ve had all ages and abilities pedalling in previous years as part of the overall effort. Please come along on the day to support if you can.

We’re also urging people to get on their dynamic bikes and under their own steam (and responsibility), to pedal away on a real unsupervised ride wherever they choose in the fresh air, weather and muscles permitting. If you’d rather use your own exercise bike and get sweaty in front of the telly or in the garden, that’s good too. Please post on Facebook with the distance travelled to be added to the total (photos also welcomed!).

A suggested donation for riders of £5 per adult and £2 per child would be great, but any support /sponsorship / donations would be welcome – maybe get your family and friends to sponsor you as well. We did think about a suggested donation per kilometre cycled but concluded that this would probably be counter-productive.

You can follow us on Facebook from 9.00 am on Saturday 17th September 2022 as we start the week of riding with live videos and updates:
https://www.facebook.com/westkirbyrotaryclub/

ALL sponsorship will go to Prostate Cancer UK and you can donate to our JustGiving page by clicking here:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/west-kirby-rotary-club1

Book now for our 2022 Annual Quiz

West Kirby Rotary Club presents

WE WILL, WE WILL QUIZ YOU

on Saturday 18th June at 7:30 pm

We’re back with our annual quiz night. This time it’s in aid of cancer charities & British Heart Foundation

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE

Date:          Saturday 18th June

Time:          7:30 pm

Place:         St Bridget’s Church Hall, Church Rd, West Kirby CH48 0RL

Tickets: only £5 per person:

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2021 Rotary Ride

Join us for our West Kirby Rotary Ride

Use your / our static bikes or go for a real ride

How’s your cycling? We need you and your bike (exercise or otherwise) as once again, West Kirby Rotary Club is fundraising for PROSTATE CANCER UK, and we would really appreciate your support. We hope that you’ll be able to join in and persuade other members of your family and friends to join in too or sponsor you.

As in previous years, the local sports centre in West Kirby is supplying us with outdoor static biking facilities and we’ll try to grab passing victims of all ages, shapes and sizes to join us in relay riding. We’re also urging people to get on their dynamic bikes and pedal away on a real unsupervised ride in the fresh air, weather and muscles permitting. If you’d rather use your own exercise bike and get sweaty in front of the telly or in the garden, that’s good too.

Our aim is to cycle ‘virtually’ between 7 key cancer centres in the NW area on 4th September 2021.  The route is – Countess of Chester, Clatterbridge, Arrow Park, Royal Liverpool, Christies & back to Broadgreen – a minimum of 171 kms between us, although, with the support of family and friends, we’d hope to clock up many, many more. If you’re able to take part remotely, just record your mileage (or should that be kilometrage?), tag West Kirby Rotary on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the distance travelled and we’ll add it all together for a final total. It’s part of a national event so we’d really like to finish on the podium.

A suggested donation for riders of £5 per adult and £2 per child would be great, but any support /sponsorship would be welcome – maybe get your family and friends to sponsor you as well, assuming that Covid-induced charity fatigue hasn’t set in! We did think about a suggested donation per kilometre cycled but concluded that this would probably be counter-productive.

You can follow us on Facebook on Saturday 4th September for live videos and updates:
https://www.facebook.com/westkirbyrotaryclub/

All sponsorship will go to Prostate Cancer UK and you can donate to our JustGiving page by clicking here:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/west-kirby-rotary-club

2022 Calendar

Today is also a good day in West Kirby!

Today is a good day in West Kirby but let’s all start looking ahead, “Tomorrow is a good day in West Kirby”.

Our 2022 calendar is out now!! £6 with all profits to local Wirral good causes.

Currently for sale is The Waverley (West Kirby) Ltd., Essentials (West Kirby) and Le Bizz West Kirby but we’re also able to ship to others further afield in the UK.

A massive thanks to our sponsors, who have ensured the initial print run was paid for therefore that good causes benefit even more. 😍

*April McGoldrick who ran this whole project plus sponsored a month on behalf of our club.

*Peter Lear Consulting.

*Innovipharm.

*Peter Edwards Law (sponsored 2 months!)

*RK Health and Fitness

*Marrigolds.

*Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral

*Lakeside Orthodontics

*The Way Fitness

*The Wro Bar Loft

*One West Kirby

Also our member Andrew Macaulay for the layout/design.

The BIGGEST thanks though must be to Tim Sinnott who painted every picture shown and donated his art work for free. We can’t thank you enough.

Price for collection £6.00

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Price including UK postage & packing £9.00

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We’re back!

Never fear – during lockdown we’ve kept busy quietly fundraising for causes close to our heart.

As lockdown gradually lifts we’re making plans for new activities – our Rotary Ride in September (we hope) and expanding our new Natterjacks project to name a couple.

Please continue to watch this space as we bring you updates and further news on these and other ideas.