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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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The Gateway Academy hosted the Rotary Young Musician Competition local heat and what a turn out we got. 
The overall winner was judged to be clarinettist Sean Corrigan who performed Malcolm Arnold's Clarinet Sonatina.
Sean will go on to compete at the District Finals at Chelmsford Cathedral and hopefully will play at The Rotary Christmas Concert next year also.
 
 
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This Rotary Club in Partnership with the South Essex College (SEC) once again ran the Young Chef competition at the SEC campus in Grays. The competition was fierce, and the judges had some difficult decisions to make. Each student had to produce a three-course meal costing no more than £20. A detailed menu and a costings sheet had to be submitted before the event started.
In the end there could only be one winner though and Head Judge, Graeme Collie, Head of Commercial Catering at the SEC declared Amreet Dhillon from Grays Convent High School to be top chef on the day. Standards were high and it was a close call. Amreet will now represent Thurrock at the Essex District Competition in the new year.
 
 
 all the student chefs with Head Judge Graeme Collie
 
 
The Victor Amreet with Rotary President Elaine Stevens (right) and her teacher from the Convent Louise Caruana (left).
The Club gave a donation of £500.00 towards the cost of sending 95 year 3 pupils at Tilbury Pioneer Academy to see the stage show Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in London.
The cheque was presented to Megan Godfrey, English Lead, on the 18th October 2019. The smash hit play based on the book by Roal Dahl and produced by the RSC is now in its 9th year. This will be the first introduction to any theatre for the children and they will be focusing on it all term. We wish them a joyous evening watching Matilda outsmarting the dreaded Miss Trunchbull.
 
Pictured with Rotarian Clive Ingram are some of the children with Megan Godfrey
 
 
Grays Thurrock Rotary Club was pleased to host a lunch for some very special guests this week - Roger Frank and John Taylor from Upper Eden and Appleby Rotary Clubs respectively would be travelling a total of 1240km in their classic Teal Bugatti in appalling weathers to arrive in district 1240 with us, in Grays, at exactly 12:40 on World Polio Day. They were raising awareness of the need to continue efforts to stamp out this dreadful disease and raise money to do so. Grays Thurrock Rotary chipped in to help their total and will be further holding a quiz on Friday November 1st in aid of the fight to eliminate polio. On their way down Roger and John had stopped with 'Bertie' at Rotary Clubs in Scunthorpe and Saffron Walden and they were able to report that they arrived back home 'Up North' at 5pm on Friday 25th - cold and wet but very happy.
 
our intrepid travellers sharing a joke over the bonnet of Bertie the Teal
 
 
 
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Santa made an impromptu visit to Orsett Hall Hotel last week for their Christmas Craft Fayre
 
 
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