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Rotary Club of Mapperley & Arnold

“Christmas at the Proms”
With the Newstead Brass Band

After a break last year for the pandemic it was with great pleasure that we were able to put on this very popular event to fund raise for one of our ongoing projects: Sending 24 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on a 5 day Outward Bound course to Aberdovey in Wales.

The numbers in the venue were restricted to give people the confidence to attend but this in turn reduced the income we could expect from ticket sales, bar sales and raffle tickets sales. Even so in a well attended event we were able to raise just over £700.

84 tickets were sold with only 2 drop out at the last minute and we had to turn away a number of last minute requests. As always the good people of Woodborough came out in force to support us.

The evening went with a bang as the band were very pleased to be playing for an appreciative audience and everybody enjoyed the evening thoroughly.

Comments from the band…

“Thank you once again for welcoming Newstead Brass to Woodborough on 10th December for Christmas at the Proms. It’s always been one of our favourite nights of the year and it was nice to see a full hall, in the circumstances, after the very limited playing we were able to do last December.”

Many of the players I spoke to at the time said how much they had enjoyed the evening and it certainly seemed so from the performance they put on for us.

Thanks to all concerned from Mapperley and Arnold Rotary Club.

See you again next year.

Andrew Mason
Outward Bound Coordinator

As several of our cast members are either infected with or isolating because of Covid, it has been decided to postpone and try for April which is our spring production slot. Anyone who bought tickets in Burton Joyce,  simply take them back to cafe where you bought them for a full refund.  If you bought online, your refund will happen automatically. 

The Autumn Leaves Are Still With Us

If we have a quick downfall of rain it would help the movement of water off of the road if the drains are clear of debris. Although the team are always on standby it would be very useful if residents could watch and clear drains near their properties. Please remove and dispose of the leaves rather than leaving nearby.
Many thanks 
Sue Walker  
Emergency Group 

Woodborough Bridge Club

Affiliated to the EBU


The Woodborough Bridge Club ceased playing Face2Face bridge in March 2020, when the implications of Covid became clear. Bridge Clubs across the country were unable to comply with social distancing rule.

Many clubs, like Woodborough, worked hard in setting up a virtual club, therefore those who wanted to play online were able to do so.  It has proved hugely popular, with many of our members now playing online.  During this period, we have donated our profit, of £3,400, to a number of local charities.

Little did we think back in March 2020 that it would be over two years before we could all play again in the Village Hall.  The club has now decided that we shall restart on Thursday 21st April 2022. We will be welcoming back our members, and  anyone who would like to join us for the first time.

The club currently operates on the Bridge Base Online (BBO) platform.

We hold two duplicate drives every week.

MONDAY 2.15pm  and THURSDAY 7.15pm

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or