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Congratulations to George Martin who won our Christmas Hamper at The Ship. The draw took place earlier than planned as all tickets were sold so quickly. A huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets, Landlord Vic for hosting and Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Portishead Motorcare, Sainsbury’s and The Port for their kind donations without which the hampers wouldn’t be possible. Update: A second hamper is now available to win at The Ship. Buy your ticket now!
A huge thanks to everyone who supported our sell-out “Last Night of the Proms” last night! An excellent evening with Westbury Park Orchestra, The North Somerset Good Afternoon Choir and, guest soloist, Verity Huntley. Our conductor was Ben England. The evening raised over £2,000 for charities. Thank you!
***UPDATE (30th November): The hamper from The Poacher has now moved to The Ship! Buy your tickets soon! Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club has placed a Christmas hamper in both The Ship and The Poacher public houses. You could be enjoying the contents of one of the hampers at Christmas if you enter our prize draw in either (or even both) pubs! The Club would like to thank: Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Portishead Motorcare, Sainsbury’s and The Port for their kind donations without which the hampers wouldn’t be possible. The draw will
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the popular Trolley Dash. The winner will be allowed a 3-minute trolley dash around Sainsbury’s Portishead on Sunday, 15th December (Worth up to £200). Second prize is £50 Sainsbury’s gift-card. Third prize is £20 in cash. Tickets are only £1 each and can be purchased from club members or look out for our sellers on Saturday mornings in the precinct by Somerset Hall or in Sainsbury’s Foyer closer to Christmas. Profits support Jessie May (children’s hospice at home), St. Peter’s Hospice, Ebenezer Rural
Huge thanks to Chris Sperring, presenter and conservationist, for an excellent presentation on wilding and protecting our environment and the species that it supports.
What a fantastic day at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club…even the weather was perfect with a warm sunny day! Well done to Handelsbanken Portishead (highest team score) & Mark (longest drive, nearest the pin & highest individual score!). Thank you to all the teams who entered who help us raise over £1k for the Jessie May Trust, St Peters Hospice and the Ebenezer Clinic in Swaziland.
The Club was delighted to be able to present Mary Pearce from the Nicola Corry Support Foundation with a cheque for £500 at our breakfast meeting this morning. This money was raised during our recent ‘Music on a Summers Eve’ concert at which tenor Ben Makisi performed.
The club held a very enjoyable President’s Supper at the Poacher in Portishead last night. This was the first Supper of Jenny’s Presidency. Food was excellent and a great evening was enjoyed by all. Ben and Maina Makisi, who both performed at our Music for a Summer’s Eve concert raising £3250, also joined us as our special guests. The club took the opportunity to present cheques to our charities to ensure that the money raised is put to good use as soon as possible. Cheques were presented to Jessie May
Operatic Tenor, Ben Makisi, sang to a packed house at St. Peter’s Church. Ben was accompanied by the gifted pianist, Matthew McCombie, who also performed some solo pieces. Ben’s wife, Maina, joined him in the second half of the programme to perform some traditional songs. The evening was enjoyed by all and raised significant funds for the charities and causes which GBRC are supporting. A huge thanks to everyone who supported the evening.