PANCAKE CHALLENGE 28th February 2017
YES, as usual we accepted the Inner Wheel of Rugby’s challenge this year. It was their turn to host it. We no longer run while tossing the pancakes but stand in two teams and pass the pan from one team member to another - each tossing it once. The fastest team wins. This year Rugby won the Frying Pan, which means both Clubs have now won it 10 times. The Frying Pan is painted with the name of the winner each year.
To complete the morning we also took part in a Pancake Day quiz and enjoyed tea, coffee and home made cakes!
In October Simon Thompson gave us a fascinating insight into his work as a Hedgehog Officer for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. When he presents to schools he wears a hedgehog outfit but on this occasion he stuck to more comfortable clothing! We were surprised to learn that hedgehogs roam across wide areas and are not confined to one garden. Simon pointed out that:
“Something as basic as linking up a series of small isolated green patches with a hole no bigger than the size of a CD is a remarkably powerful and positive action for hedgehog conservation. Making these connections between our own fenced-in islands of green spaces creates a continuous habitat corridor through which hedgehogs can forage, seek shelter and even rendezvous with potential mates.”
If you find a hedgehog in your garden - don't feed it break and milk - this is very bad for them - cat food is best.
District Chairman Pamela has selected Burnaid and Dogs for Good as her Charities for the year.
The District 6 International Charity is Bees Abroad.
The National President, Liz Thomas, has chosen Children's Hospices for her charity.
The International President, Dr Kapila,
has chosen 'Leave a Lasting Legacy' as her theme.