Welcoming the Mayor of Wolverhampton

Pictured left to right; Wolves Legend PP Mel Eves, Rtn Peter Wright, Mayor Claire Darke and President Richard Horrell. Front; Paul Darke.

The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton welcomed the 161st Mayor of Wolverhampton to the club meeting on Tuesday 23rd July and, as is traditional the Mayor, Councillor Claire Darke was inducted as a member of the club. The First Citizen was accompanied by her husband Paul Darke. Paul’s father served with the RAF during the Second World War and he was presented with a book about the exploits of an ex president of this club, George Sidebotham, who flew Wellington bombers during that war. The book was presented by Rotarian Peter Wright who compiled it to commemorate George’s heroic

Best Foot Forward-Another Success

Thank you and congratulations Best Footers!
Over 500 runners and walkers put their best feet forward and stepped it out at Aldersley on 6th July,
and clocked up
14,481 laps.


Wolverhampton City Mayor, Councillor Claire Darke, Mayor Consort Dr.Paul Darke and RC Wolverhampton President Richard Horrell.

This was not only enough to release the charity pot donated
by the event Patrons,
but was 173 laps more than the event record, set in 2017.
As a result of this achievement, the sum of
£12,325 will now go to the benefit of the three event charities:
Wolverhampton Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre
Wolverhampton Coronary Aftercare Support Group
Rotary Club of Wolverhampton Charitable Trust

President Richard Horrel (L) and Rotary District Governor Brian Reilly (R) congratulate William Hughes (aged 9) on his magnificent achievement, completing 100 laps. Incredible.

In addition, other charities and organisations took part on the day to raise funds for their own causes.
The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton
extends its thanks to all those who contributed
to this remarkable lap count –
and to the Patrons who provided the funds
to make the event possible.