Stars shine for Rotarians

Market Rasen area team at the Rotary Club Disability Games, with Rotarians Ian Shedden and David Herring
Market Rasen area team at the Rotary Club Disability Games, with Rotarians Ian Shedden and David Herring

For the 20th year, Market Rasen Rotarians accompanied local people with disabilities to the Rotary District 1270 Disability Games.

Ian Shedden and David Herring, accompanied Market Rasen’s Phillip Smart, a well known Lions Club member and eight residents of Hill House at Osgodby – Tony Addlesee, Ben Gibbons, Paul Halford, Joanna Hitchings, Claire Payne, Nicola Peart, Christina Temple and Nigel Whitefield – together with five sporting carers to the event which was held at the Metrodome in Barnsley.

They were among some 440 competitors who participated in a wide range of activities, who were encouraged in their endeavours by the presence of Paralympic 2012 silver medallist in cycling, Karen Darke, and also Susan Gilroy MBE, table tennis world no 2 and Gold medal winner from an earlier Paralympic Games.

All participants received a medal, but stars of the Rasen team proved to be Tony Addlesee, who won Gold in the Senior Men’s Kurling, out of 65 competitors, and Claire Payne, who was runner up to the winner in senior ladies swimming, out of 38 competitors.

The competition is open to all Rotary Club sponsored individuals with disabilities, who are within the bounds of Rotary district 1270, which covers, Skegness to Barnsley and Beverley to Lincoln.

For more details of next year’s competition contact any member of Market Rasen Rotary Club.