Up, Up and Away for Maidenhead Rotaract
The Rotaract Club of Maidenhead had a rather unusual experience this weekend as they marked World Rotaract Week by eating breakfast in an unusual place…and you don’t get much more unusual than up in the air in a JCB Digger!
Three members of this 17-strong club, Katie, Adam and Lisa, Club President, clambered into the bucket of a JCB Digger, kindly provided by John Skidmore, as they were hoisted up into the air to enjoy a spot of breakfast, bacon rolls and fresh orange juice!
You may ask why did the trio do this? Well Friday 13th March marked the 41st anniversary of the founding of Rotaract and the club decided they wanted to do something slightly different in order to raise the profile of this international organisation.
Rotaract is a fun and dynamic organisation that provides an opportunity for men and women aged 18‑30 to have fun, meet new friends, get involved with the community and raise invaluable funds for various charities.
Maidenhead Rotaract have recently taken part in a sponsored 24 hour technology famine going without all mod-cons for a whole day in aid of the Polio Challenge, been Sno-Tubing, organised collections for local charities, organised a world culture party, had trips to the cinema, pubs and meals out, and had speakers from local charities including: Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Care Trust, REACT and The Samaritans. You name it and Rotaract have either done it, are doing it or are organising to do it again!
Anyone interested in finding out more about Maidenhead Rotaract club is invited to one of their club meetings that take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8pm at the Rose Pub on King Street in Maidenhead Town Centre.