Tuesday, 1 October 2013

BGC Supports Rotary Club Wheel Appeal

Rotary Clubs across the UK are raising money through their various fund raising activities for "WheelPower" which is the national charity for wheelchair sport and provides opportunities, facilities and equipment which enable disabled people to play sport and lead healthy active lives.

A number of the Rotary Clubs in the Buckinghamshire area are supporting the charity by specifically raising funds to help purchase sport wheelchairs and are doing it under the name of "Wheel Appeal". As a way of bringing some additional fun into the fund raising the Rotary Clubs in Bucks are passing a pendant between themselves with the proviso that it has to be transported by a different and unique means to the next club.

High Wycombe Rotary Club President Humphrey Creed preparing to fly to Thame
Booker Gliding Club was very pleased to be able to help the High Wycombe Rotary Club deliver the pendant (and their cheque for WheelPower) to the Thame Rotary Club at Haddenham airfield via a glider with High Wycombe Rotary Club President Humphrey Creed at the controls in KLA.

Humphrey on 'final glide' with Thame ahead
On arrival at Haddenham airfield, Humphrey Creed was met by several members and the President of the Thame Rotary Club where the pendant was handed over and finished its journey on a reindeer driven sleigh with Santa at the helm (in spite of it still being September).

Thame and High Wycombe Rotary Club members after the 'handover'
The Thame Rotary Club members were most impressed by the mode of transport utilised and indicated they would plan to come to Booker next season for flights themselves - we look forward to meeting them then.

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