Coastal Path Charity Walk 2013
Anstruther Rotary’s popular East Neuk Sponsored Walk returns on SUNDAY 26th MAY - once again offering walkers a way to raise money for their charities - and at the same time enjoy a terrific day out.
Walkers have raised a total of £32,600 over the three years the event has been run and last year saw a marvellous £14,461 donated to 22 separate registered charities ……. will 2013 top that?
Welcome and finishing points are in picturesque Crail, with free transport provided to Elie or Anstruther, for either a 13 or 6-mile walk along the signposted Fife Coastal Path. There are also manned checkpoints along the way.
There is an entry fee of £5 (or £10 for those who prefer to just turn up on the day) - but there is no minimum sponsorship amount – that is down to personal choice. Those taking part decide which causes they wish to support and eighty percent of money raised is then gifted to their choices, with the remaining twenty percent going to charities chosen by Rotary – which this year are CHAS, Macmillan, Cancer Research and Mary’s Meals.
As organiser Colin Campbell (third from left in picture) says ‘Charities constantly tell us that every single donation is greatly needed and hugely appreciated - and every single donation represents a real personal achievement’.
Rotary members are pictured here checking out the route in company with Elizabeth Birrell, who each year takes part in the walk for her charity Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Our greatest wish is that the walk should be fun – a smile and a welcome are assured – and a medal is included too! We should be delighted if you would like to join Elizabeth and many others on 26th To find out more you can contact Colin directly by email (email@example.com) or visit the Rotary website at (http://www.rotaryanstruther.org) or take a look at ‘EastNeukCoastalWalk’ on facebook.
07 May 2012
The Rotary Club of Anstruther was delighted to welcome two Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars to their meeting of 7th May. Robbie Adams from Hawaii and Diego Carillo Santoscoy from Mexico are pictured here with club president Derek Mathie. Both are studying for Masters degrees at St Andrews University and, whilst here, are hosted by the Rotary Club of St Andrews.
Rotary has a long tradition of fostering peace and international understanding through education. Since 1947, Ambassadorial Scholarships have given more than 41,000 men and women the opportunity to study abroad. Rotarians worldwide show a continued faith that today’s scholars will be tomorrow's community and world leaders.
Robbie’s Masters is in Peace and conflict studies, and for Diego International business strategy and economics. Both spoke of their families and homes and of their experiences working in differing and, often difficult environments around the world. They explained how these experiences had informed and shaped their beliefs, vision and motivation for the future.
Robbie has worked as a volunteer for a number of international charities in India and Tibet, has taught in Thailand and studied and worked with displaced people in Bosnia. Her hope for the future is to be able to work for conflict resolution and for the resettlement of displaced people.
Diego already has experienced work in Japan and in the Mexican Mission to World Trade Foundation in Geneva. He is particularly interested in and concerned with the economics of the multi-billion (illicit) drugs trafficking industries around the world. He has thoughts on using the economics of these huge ventures in the battle against them and hopes to be able to work within the Mexican government on drugs programmes.
It was a pleasure to listen to two enthusiastic and motivated young people and, following many questions, a vote of thanks was proposed by Andy Matthew.