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The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock

Grays Thurrock

Largest Rotary Club in Thurrock (est 1930)

Thursday Lunchtimes 12.45
Orsett Hall Hotel
Prince Charles Avenue
Orsett, Essex  RM16 3HS
United Kingdom
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At a well attended and busy meeting thursday last the Club gave away its takings from a very busy 2018 Christmas period - over £11,500 was collected and £2000 was given to each of the four main charities - Little Havens Hospice, Treetops School, Barnardos and Great Ormond Street Hospital while thank you cheques were given to our helper groups from Thurrock Air Cadets, Thurrock Sea Cadets and Thurrock Cubs while praise and certificates were heaped on our Supermarket friends from Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda without whom we could not achieve the figures we do. President Mark paid tribute to all those who had given up so much time to come together and make the superlative effort that was required to raise £11,500 and there is a bit left over in the pot to help others in need of our help throughout the rest of this year.
 
Pictured below receiving his £2000 cheque from President Mark Dvorkin on behalf of Treetops School is headmaster Mr Paul Smith 
 
 
and from GOSH Area Charity Coordinator - Judy Kuhl
 
 
and Little Havens' Area Coordinator Bob Jamieson
 
 
 and from Barnardos - Paul Beard and Ann French
 
 
 
 
and receiving their certificates of achievement - Bob James from Thurrock Sea Cadets, Mark Jones from Thurrock Air Cadets and Graham Tidman from Thurrock Cub Scouts
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
Last Monday saw ‘Young Chefs’ that live in Thurrock go head to head with each other. The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock together with the South Essex College (SEC) ran the Rotary ‘Young Chef’ competition and the competition was fierce.
 
The event is a four stage national competition designed to encourage the development of cookery skills and was open to all students in full time education aged 11 to 17. This was the first round with the winner moving to the all Essex competition. The aims of the competition were to learn how to cook a healthy meal, consider food hygiene issues, develop food presentation skills, develop organisational and planning skills and develop an ability to cope in a demanding situation. The goal was to prepare in two hours, a three-course healthy meal comprising starter, main course and dessert for two people costing less than £20.00.
 
The students used the cooking facilities at the South Essex College and the judges were Head Chef Steve Deal assisted by Chef Lecturer Phil Watson from the SEC who had the task of judging the food produced.  The winner was Sasha Martin from the Gateway Academy who will now represent the schools in Thurrock at the Rotary County event. 
 
Above picture shows Head Chef Steve Deal, Sasha Martin and Phil Watson.                    
 
 
Group picture of all the chefs and members of the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock.
 
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