Long Eaton win Derby Regatta

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George, Nigel, Dave & Ramsey, with Area Chairman Patrick lurking behind
George, Nigel, Dave & Ramsey, with Area Chairman Patrick lurking behind

The first trophy of of the ’08/’09 Table year is ours! Long Eaton’s crack(ed) team of Chairman Dave, Area Vice George, Nigel, and Ramsey won the covetted Derby Merlin Regatta on July 6th. After winning all their heats, Long Eaton’s A Team were after some extra inspiration to take into the final. Donning their Village People shirts, and to the tune of “In-the-Navy”, Long Eaton’s finest cruised to an easy victory.

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Three Peaks Pictures

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Here are some more pictures from the 3 Peaks. Unfortunately they are very biased towards the beginning and Ben Nevis, just simply through me not taking many photos later. Please send in more images if you want me to add them.

Most of you remember Ian running all three mountains. Below is a short video – pieced together from a sequence of photos – of his triumphant return down the longest and biggest – Ben Nevis.

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Press Release:Long Eaton Round Table Complete 3 Peaks

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20 walking members together with 5 support drivers of Long Eaton Round Table successfully completed their attempt to conquer the 3 Peak Challenge over the weekend of 21st / 22nd June.

The peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon had a combined total ascent of 3400 metres.

This, together with over 1000 miles of travelling just go to prove what an achievement the event was.

Although not all sponsorship money is in yet, it is hoped that the club will raise about £ 5000.

The support vehicles were very kindly donated free of charge by Sunwin of Mansfield, Parkway Volkswagon and Webster Brothers Van Hire of Sandiacre to whom Long Eaton Round Table are most grateful.

Donations will be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Round Table Children’s Wish and there will also be donations made to local good causes.

If you would like to see our full picture history showing the guys in action and the stunning scenery, please go to http://longeatonroundtable.org.uk

If you think that this sort of thing is for you , why not contact Long Eaton Round Table on 07713 147885, or email membership@longeatonroundtable.org.uk.

3 Peaks Challenge completed

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All the team, minus Acker who had the camera

Three mountains; 20 walkers; 5 support drivers; about 24 miles of trail; 3400m total ascent; 1000+ miles on the road – these are just some of the numbers that summed up the the 3 Peaks challenge completed by the club on Friday 20th through to Saturday 21st June. Full details of who managed what, how much money was raised, along with some hopefully libelous stories to follow later. In the meantime here are a few pictures from a brilliant weekend.

You can click on the pictures to see larger versions.

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2007-08 Community Service

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The last year was a successful one for the club’s Community Service activities, giving away a total of nearly £7000 to over a hundred worthy causes. We handed out £4156 at Christmas for the benefit of more than ninety individuals and families, who received case or cash plus a Christmas hamper.

Treetops Hospice received more than £1500 and PASIC (Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children) a further £250.

The club also donated money to volunteers wanting to participate in educational projects in Mexico and South America. We bought a bike for a local lad who helped deliver prescriptions to the elderly of the area, but who had his original bike stolen.

New Chairman Appointed

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New chairman Dave Welch an doutgoing chairman Dave Liddington

Members of Long Eaton Round Table have appointed Dave Welch as their new Chairman for 2008 – 9.

Former Chairman Dave Liddington is seen here on the right presenting the Chain of Office to the incoming Chairman.

On the same evening, Mark Elm was appointed the new Vice Chairman and Mark Shaw becomes the new Club President.

The members, who live or work locally, enjoy a variety of social events and raise money for local good causes.

Long Eaton Round Table celebrate another year

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Members of Long Eaton Round Table held their 53rd Annual Charter Night on Friday 4th April at the Trent Lock Golf Club. Chairman David Liddington thanked everyone for attending including the Area Chairman Kevin Horn, Area Vice Chairman Patrick Maxwell , Rotarian Richard Cliff , all members of visiting Tables and obviously members of Long Eaton Round Table. Special thanks was given to the staff at Trent Lock Golf Club for their excellent service on the evening. The speaker for the evening was comedian Mick Miller who entertained the audience with funny stories and tales of his career .

Long Eaton donate money to hospice

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Treetops donation

Following on from their successful annual charity firework display, members of Long Eaton 461 have presented a cheque for £1500 to Treetops Hospice.

Publicity officer Mark Shaw is pictured here with the Vice Chair and Patron of the Trustees John Griffiths and Treetops guest Sheila Hurst.

Bonfire Night Raises £3000

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Over 1000 people of all ages came along to see Long Eaton 461’s Firework Display on Friday 2nd November.

First started two years ago, this year’s event was even bigger and better than 2006. Two fantastic firework displays had the crowds cheering, clapping, and looking forward to returning next year. Food and drink in the form of burgers, mushy peas, beer and mulled wine was sold from stalls manned by tablers and the ladies of Circle.

A number of local charities will benefit from the money raised.

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