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Market Rasen Round Table

After a busy year at the helm of Market Rasen and District Round Table Andrew Lyle handed over to new Chairman Andrew Palmer last week.

The club held its annual ceremony and dinner at The Hope Tavern in Holton-le-Moor.

Outgoing Chairman Andrew Lyle said he had enjoyed his year in charge and had aimed to get the Round Table name and roundel logo out into the public domain as much as possible while recruiting new members. The charitable organisation has in the past year sponsored local paralympian Jamie Carter and organised Market Rasen’s bonfire night.

Market Rasen Gardening Club

New chairman Geoff Barnard led a minutes silence at the recent meeting in memory of member Arthur Wilson and informed members, the club was donating £25 to the Marie Curie cancer care and St Barnabas Hospice in his memory.

Speaker for the evening was Dr Andrew Ward, from Norwell Nurseries, who gave an informative talk and slide show on Marvellous Mints and Perfect Poppies.

Seats are still available on the coach for the trip to Gunby Hall on June 5 and anyone interested should contact Derek and Janet Anderson on 01673 842495.

Speaker at the next meeting will be Samantha Ford, with a history of our food and agriculture.

Also at that meeting, on Tuesday May 28 in the Methodist Chapel Schoolroom at 7.15pm, volunteers will be asked to come forward to man the club’s stall at the Spring Gardeners Market on June 1.

Non-members welcome at meetings and on outings.

For more information on the club call the chairman on 01673 842290.

Market Rasen 
Rotary Club

The Lincolnshire Coop’s Fairtrade £50 Hamper given in a competition with the Rasen Mail was won by Hugh Nott of Tealby.

He has kindly given it to the Market Rasen Rotary Club for a raffle prize for a future fundraising event.

The Co-op had already generously agreed to donate £20 worth of Fairtrade goods to the Rotary Club. Part of these gifts will be used for the club’s “African Night” at the Racecourse in May to raise money for primary schools in Kenya.

The charity there is called Rafiki wa Maendeleo (

The club has close contact with this group because one of the Rotary Club members visits Kenya and the Rotarian project leader twice a year and knows that they spend the money wisely.

The money will be used to provide seeds, watering equipment, shade netting and tools to teach the children how to be self-sufficient and grow their own vegetables.

The club is also having a ‘Lincolnshire Dinner’ in August to raise money for Shelter Boxes ( and the remaining Fairtrade items will provide one of the raffle prizes.

Shelter Boxes contain survival equipment for ten people and are sent to disasters anywhere in the world.

During the last few years, Market Rasen Rotary Club has sponsored about 20 boxes.

The boxes each cost £590 and have been sent to places such as Haiti for the earthquake, the borders of Syria for refugees, Japan for the tsunami, and many other areas devastated by natural and or human inspired phenomenon .

Anyone interested in the work of Rotary can contact the secretary, Andrew on 01673 838551

Brigg Macmillan Cancer Support

Brigg Macmillan Cancer Support group raised £650 at their Easter Coffee Morning held in Scawby Village Hall.

Secretary Sally Smith thanked members of the public for their support of the event.