Brilliant effort in Tanzania

The photo shows Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club  President, Chris Gent , on the right of photograph presenting the cheque for £3500 to Peter Swan, Chairman, The Meserani Project.

Children of Meserani and the surrounding area attending class in the classrooms provided by the Meserani Project

Children in a local village

The ongoing effort by Peter Swan and his team to provide health and educational support to people in Meserani, Tanzania was the subject of his talk to members and spouse’s of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club. Several club members are sponsoring children through primary, secondary and University education. The project is now planning  the building of a secondary school and is providing health care supplies.

The £3500 has been provided by the four clubs linked through an international twinning. Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club and the rotary clubs of Groningen in Holland, Limburg in Germany and Inowroclaw in Poland.

Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club members say ” We need you”

Club members have started to develop an action plan for membership growth and need new members to ensure all the charitable and community projects continue for the years to come and that the great fellowship within the club continues. There will be an open evening soon to show potential members what we do and how new members can contribute. Anyone interested in coming along to see and hear what Rotary is all about please contact us through our web page, twitter or Facebook page.

Charity Golf Day. Cheque presentation to Middlesbrough Golf Club Captains



The photo shows Eric Oliver in the centre presenting the cheque to the club captains.

Eric Oliver  , Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club, presented a cheque for £500 to the Middlesbrough Golf club Ladies and Gents  Captains. Geoff Bollands, the Gents Captain accepted the cheque and said the £500 would be donated to local charities. The golf day raised £1000 with the remaining £500 being donated towards care beds at Wheatfields Hospice for cancer patients. The golf day was supported by 12 teams of rotary members, friends and local business people.

Fellowship Walk

20 Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Members and spouse’s  enjoyed a walk from Stokesley to Angrove Park, lead by Neil Glover and Geoff Taylor. The group then had a meal and return  Stokesley after . They enjoyed a pleasant walk in good weather along the banks of the River Leven with stunning views up to the Cleveland Hills.

These feet are made for walking!! with some help !!

North Yorkshire Physio
September 2017

• Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club was given an excellent presentation and physiotherapy demonstrations by Dallas Newton with an emphasis on “Live long , Live Well” . The extent of physiotherapy services provided by Dallas and the team is very impressive and highly relevant to the Rotary members . Dallas stressed that on many occasions it is best to try physio first rather than surgery. At the end of the presentation many members tried the gait scanning equipment which shows if any shoe inserts are required. The impression gained by the Rotary members is a team of professionals dedicated to helping people recover and have a better quality of life.
• North Yorkshire Physiotherapy provides physiotherapy services for the local community from its base in Stokesley. Established in 2013 it has grown to a team of 5 physiotherapists, a Business Development Manager and an apprentice Receptionist.

• Physiotherapy services are provided for musculoskeletal, neurological, Women’s Health and post-operative conditions, with an individualised treatment programme and close contact with the treating physiotherapist to promote the best possible recovery.

• Further services offered include back exercise classes, falls prevention classes, gait assessment and the provision of bespoke orthotics and Ossur knee braces.

• NYP offer workplace physiotherapy services to assess and advise employees to keep them fit to work, DSE assessments, Wellbeing at Work presentations and manual handling training.

• NYP are proud to have been shortlisted twice in the Services Category at the Teesside region Business Awards and awarded Highly Commended in the 2016 Hambleton Business Awards.

Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club support Chernobyl children

Practice on the fire hoses and hosing down Firefighters

Fun at Albert Park boating lake


President of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club, Chris Gent, standing left on photo , bowling with the children from the still contaminated regions of Belarus.

Once again members of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary club have supported the annual visit of children from Belarus. The 20 children and 2 interpreters are on Teesside for 4 weeks and the club entertained them for a day including a visit to the Cleveland Fire Station where they hosed down some of the firefighters, roller skating , boating and face painting at Albert Park, ten pin bowling and a pizza meal at Teesside park. The children are in need of respite care from the radiation which still affects their country following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion in 1986. The Rotary members, translators and children had a great day.

Anyone wanting to know more about the charity can email or visit F/B Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Teesside Link.



New Team at Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary




David Jackson handover to Chris Gent



Chris giving Bryan Sloper his chain of office as Senior Vice President

Chris and the new Treasurer Ray Wallin

Chris and the new secretary Eric Johnson

Chris Gent is the new President of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary having taken over from David Jackson . There is a new team, new approach and a determination to grow the club in the local communities of Nunthorpe, Marton and Coulby Newham.

International weekend

  • Vintage Bus to Whitby
  • On the bus with our friends from Germany, Holland and Poland
  • International Business meeting
  • Staithes en route home
  • Nick Walton putting for England and the triumphant Dutch team

Farewell on Sunday

  • Visitors from Rotary clubs in Holland, Germany and Poland attended the events in Middlesbrough over the weekend . On Friday there was an evening reception,  Saturday started with a vintage bus ride to Whitby and Staithes then a dinner in the evening at the Treebridge hotel followed by the International putting competition .Visitors were taken to the Transporter Bridge and shown some of the Industrial landscape The  business meeting of the clubs agreed to donate a total of €4000 to a project in Tanzania.
    Every year the weekend is hosted by one of the clubs and that club decides which charity will receive the €4000.
  • The Maserani Project ( is a unique ‘home grown’ charity, inspired by the pupils, staff and parents of Acklam Grange School in Middlesbrough, in the Meserani area of Tanzania. This is an area of East Africa where secondary and further education is not easily accessible to the young people of the region due to extreme poverty and family circumstances.
    Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club have long been associated with this project, mainly by sponsoring children into, and through, secondary education. We are now teaming up with our sister clubs from Groningen in Holland, Limburg in Germany and Inweroclaw in Poland, by providing €4000 for the provision of water harvesting systems, as there is no piped water in the region, thus allowing adequate amounts of water to be collected and stored in the rainy season. Additionally solar power systems will now be installed, giving pupils the opportunity to engage in private study each evening, as there is no electricity supply to the area.
    The project uses volunteers from the UK to work with local craftsmen and is overseen by a recently retired teacher from Acklam Grange, Peter Swan and his wife Diane.

Donation to James Cook University Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Unit

The photograph shows Mike Overy, Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club Special Projects Chairman with Pauline and Clare.

Pauline Singleton and Clare Lord, from James Cook, gave an excellent and informative presentation. They described how debilitating CF is and how our donation of 5 nebulisers, which cost just below £600 each, would transform the lives of 5 young people.

The nebuliser is a pot that holds liquid medication and attached to a compressor changes the medication  into a fine mist to be breathed in. The mist produced is a very efficient way of getting the medication into the patient and improves effectiveness with significant reduction in the amount of medication required.