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Ross-on-Wye Lions Club do for the Community
Lions Clubs are part of an International organisation with a worldwide
membership of around 1.4 million members, in more than 175 countries
and geographical locations. The Ross Club, with a membership of
24, is only one of 900 clubs in Britain and Ireland with a total
membership of around 21,000. This make the Lions Clubs Internationally
the largest service clubs organisation in the world.
this year, the Club have provided either funds or equipment
to many groups and individuals, such as the Ross Community Hospital
(£1,700 for equipment), Charles Renton Cancer Unit (£1,000 to
refurnish the waiting room), Ross Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis
Society (£3,000 for an exercise machine), a bench for the Round
Table project, The Creative Learning Centre, Ashfield Park Primary
School Pond Project, the John Kyrle High School Mural Project
and Art Department to name a few. Grants have been made to individuals
who needed equipment to improve their quality of life. These
included a Cerebral Palsy sufferer who had a lift installed
in his home at a cost of £1,700, a wheelchair and soft play
equipment for a child with Cerebral Diplegia, a grant to assist
a young member of the Ross Drum Majorettes to take part in a
world competition, again to name just a few.
Lions International Peace Poster Competition is now a part of
the John Kyrle High School Curriculum, the lonely elderly of
the District are treated to Christmas Lunch at the Ryefield
Centre, food vouchers are distributed to the needy at Christmas
and Santa's Grotto is held at the Pengethley Garden Centre.
Lions work hard throughout the year raising funds to help those
in need, the handicapped, elderly and the young. Annually they
put on the towns Bonfire and Fireworks Display, their Fun Day,
now part of the Ross Carnival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup Eve Race
Night, along with many other events, to raise money for deserving
hundred percent of the money raised is used for charitable purposes,
of which the majority is spent locally. All administration costs
are born by the Lions members themselves.
the Ross Club help Third World Countries and through the Lions
International Foundation help out in worldwide emergencies, such
as earthquakes, floods, famine and war. Several thousand pairs
of used spectacles have been collected and despatched to the Third
Photography This Week
The pupils of Ashfield school dress colourfully for Children
in Need. In the picture are two pupils from each year between
teacher, Mark Walters (left) and Headmaster, John Williams (right).
I also took photographs of other events at Ashfield School for
the Ross Gazette this week as well - The visit from the Hereford
Toy Museum and the Divali food tasting. I have not included
them here for reasons of internet child safety.
A motley crew consisting of Bob and Tim from Bob's Full House,
Paul and Steve from The Zebras, Lyndon and Tina perform the
Stones number, Honky Tonk Women at a packed Hope & Anchor
on Friday, 19th November. A better collection of musicians could
not have been dreamed up, other than at a spur of the moment
session such as this! It was Tina's birthday a few days prior
to this event and Ben, landlord of the Hope had kindly invited
us for a birthday meal. Thanks Ben and our compliments to the
chef, Will - the food was fantastic!
of the Week by Alan (Lexicographer)
a rather ignorantly worded email yesterday, 21st November. It
neither salutation nor signature and was written entirely in
lower case letters - I quote here in full.
'what is the meaning of the word yat?'
prompted me to become lexicographer ('a writer of dictionaries,
a harmless drudge,' according to Samuel Johnson) and start compiling
the 'Wyenot.com Dictionary'. I will try to accomplish this task
over the rest of my lifetime, publishing a new word definition
every so often in this news magazine. So here goes, I will begin
with the word 'Yat'.
1. The left or right testicle of the Herefordshire, long eared
mountain goat - regarded as a local delicacy but also served
in exclusive restaurants throughout the galaxy.
2. (archaic dialect.) A gate. 'Symonds Yat' is a fine
example of this usage.
Yats (pl. n. taboo slang)
1. An exclamation of annoyance, disbelief.
2. An exclamation of amazement. Example usage. 'Look at the
yats on that Herefordshire, long eared mountain goat!'
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- Herefordshire Senior Cup - Quarter Final
Ross Town 3 - Presteigne St. Andrews 4
from set pieces cost Ross Town a place in the semi-final of the
Herefordshire senior Cup. Dominating the play for long periods
and playing good football, Town were defeated by a sucker punch
in the last minute.
Although Presteige dominated for the first five minutes Town held
firm and began taking control. On fourteen minutes, following
a fine run down the right, Simon Gwilliam's hard cross shot was
only parried out by keeper Smith; Jamie Warwick gained possession
and played the ball back to David Skipp who slotted home from
Two minutes later Presteigne had equalised. Ben Chambers was allowed
to attack down the right, and player/manager Robbie Gore headed
in. The vastly experienced Gore was the visitors' playmaker, and
all their moves were coming through him; the only other threat
to Town was striker Willie Lindsey.
this was yet another Ross team formation the new defensive line-up
of Andy Green, Tom Phillips and Glenn Capewell were playing good
controlled football, with most moves starting from the back; and
Stuart Parker was lying deep spreading passes around the park.
second half began with Town again in full flow, and after five
minutes a superb long ball from Parker deep on the left to Warwick
on the right wing split the visitors'
Warwick's hard low cross was missed by Dewi Stuart, but Skipp
was on hand to rifle in for number two.
57 minutes, the defensive frailty from set pieces rocked Town.
A Gore corner from the left met the unmarked Danny Williams
who headed in his side's second.
Town pushing for a third, but with four good chances going begging,
it was Presteigne who netted again. Willie Lindsey broke clear
and struck a wonderful drive from some distance that even Richard
Newman was unable to reach. 2-3 after seventy minutes.
kept plugging away and it looked as though we were in for extra
time as, on 88 minutes, Stuart Parker cut in from the left and
struck a thunderous shot just inside Smith's left hand post.
in the last minute, another Gore corner, another defensive lapse,
another goal for the visitors, headed in by Shaun Price.
was hard luck on Town who had played well and controlled much
of the game, the result of which turned on the inability to
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