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Friday February 15th 2019

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Our second "networking" event was held on February 15th, kindly hosted by Door 84 Youth Centre.  Around 20 members attended,  and the session was led by Kirsty Halliday, Development Manager for Accessible Arts and Media in York

It was a great social occasion for FoYR members to meet up, but also stimulated lots of ideas and thoughts.  Afterwards,  there emerged a clear desire to continue such meetings and FoYR will continue to provide such opportunities

Many thanks to Ashley and Door 84 for providing the facilities and refreshments for the evening,  and to Kirsty for her enthusiasm and brilliant ideas!

Kirsty Halliday (Custom)

Friends of York Rotary 2018 events

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Our 2018 events are now archived and can be viewed here

Friends of York Rotary events are open to all members, and are mostly in three categories...


- Social events


- Networking events on a topic of interest


-Volunteering help at community events organised

by the Rotary Club of York


"Friends" are also encouraged to attend occasional

Rotary Club meetings.


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All charities face their biggest challenge of raising funds,  and at this networking event, "Friends" members exchanged experiences, tips and information about this critical topic.  


The twelve members attending first heard advice from David Fotheringham, a trustee of a local charitable fund-giving trust, and Janet Morley, retired Director of Fundraising at St Leonard's Hospice, drawing on their experience in this field.  


Both David and Janet are current members of the Rotary Club of York.  Their thoughts spurred a lively discussion from those in the charity sector and others who had come along to learn about this subject.

"Charitable Grants and Funding Sources "



Wednesday May 22nd 2019

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Several useful leads and sources were shared and links were forged between many present who then followed these up after the meeting.


Our thanks go to Emma and Tom from "the Hut" who hosted the event and provided excellent refreshments too!


Some of the "Friends" at the Funding network event

Kirsty Halliday leading the discussion on Social Media

"Baggage Handling "

Running the Baggage Store at the York 10k race


Sunday August 4th 2019

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It was an early start as seventeen Rotarians, partners and volunteers from “Friends of York Rotary” all reported for duty at the Knavesmire.  The briefing was at 7.30am!  This is the fourth year running we've been providing the Baggage Store service for the York 10K, where those of the 7000 runners who had bags with them deposited them for safe keeping, in one of the two trailers that we were managing, then collected them after the race.  


With immaculate organisation and discipline the team managed to get all the bags returned with no “waiting time” for the runners as they came exhausted looking for their belongings.  It was a beautiful sunny morning and the atmosphere at the Knavesmire was very upbeat.  It was good to be helping the community in this way and promoting Rotary at the same time! Thank you all who came and helped.  

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Visit to York Cocoa Works  July 2018