Posted by iain ramsay on Oct 25, 2019
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
President Elaine's security could be a little less conspicuous!
No - still close security for the President and the cheque
Roger and John with Bertie in the only dry spell for 3 days!