Coach fare increase for 2019
As most of you will know the coach fare has not increased for around 8 years now, and has been fantastic value for money. But all good things come to an end, and regrettably from January 2019 the coach fare will be increasing from £10.00 to £12.00, but this will include the driver’s tip, so looking on the bright side it’s only increased by £1.50. We think you’ll all agree that with the price increase, the club outings still represent exceptional value for money.
A big thank you to everyone involved with organizing the Christmas Party, this year, another smooth running and successful evening was had by all, no ‘Christmas Fairies’ this year, but thanks to everyone involved with the raffle that raised lots of money for the club. A big thanks also to Jane Bennet for raising and presenting a cheque for £1145.00 towards supporting the Air Ambulance.
A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all our members from the committee, hoping to see you all next year – fitter than ever!!!
2018 Photo Competition Winners
Thanks to everyone who entered the photo competition & the winners are:-
Susie Joram – Animal Section, Linda Woodroffe – Flora & Fauna section,
Ken Harker – People Section, Jackie Porter – Scenery Section
It’s not the winning that counts it’s the taking part.
A big thank you to Jim & Doreen for organising another successful Club Holiday this year, thanks also to Steve & Ken for the quiz on the way down, Jane for the itinerary over the week, to Jane & Linda for the raffle in aid of the ‘Air Ambulance’ and finally the walk leaders Frank, Jane, Jim, Ken, Linda, Rob, Sandra, Stuart & Val.
Jane managed on holiday to raise £270.00 for the ‘Air Ambulance’, making the total raised so far to £310.00
Fundraising for 2018
At the AGM in September 2017 the North West Air Ambulance was suggested and agreed as the charity for the Club to support in 2018.
This is another worthwhile cause. The Club has been supported by the Air Ambulance several times over recent years. The Air ambulance totally relies on donations. Each time it takes to the air it costs £500 in fuel alone.
Jane has already approached their fundraising Team, and has a contact name for promotional material, and any support that may be required.
If any Club member has any ideas for fundraising throughout 2018, either individually, or a small group, or for the Club as a whole, please let Jane or any member of the committee know and we will do our best to support any ventures.
Mountain Rescue Team Donation
Thank you to all members of CLRC who have worked hard this year on various ventures.
The club as now raised a total of £1000. Well done everybody for your generosity and support. We may still have some outstanding contributions so will keep you posted.
A member of the MRT met us at the White Lion in Ambleside to hand over the donation, and he was impressed with our efforts. We all have first-hand experience of their commitment and valuable work that they do, so every penny is going to a worthwhile cause. Jane Bennett
Walks information in Lancashire
If you’re looking for a walk in Lancashire try out this website www.walkinginlancs.co.uk
It’s a website packed with useful information for walkers, that you can download and print walks for free.
Coach seats available for non-walkers
If you know anyone who doesn’t want to walk, but who would like to travel on the coach just as a shopper or go for a meal etc, they are very welcome to do so, as long as Jim or Ken are informed and are given their mobile numbers.
Tips for Drivers
In order to cut down on costs, the Committee has decided that the Club will no longer provide a tip for the coach driver. Instead, a hat will be sent round the coach for members to give a donation personally.
Over the past few months a number of members have been booking on walks leaving the payment until the day, but then cancelling.
This has two detrimental effects one being that other member are being turned away as the coach is full and the club is losing money – the rules do state that all cancellations forfeit coach fare. From now all bookings are to be accompanied with the coach fare.
Where this does not happen and a member cancels or fails to turn up for the walk then the club will still expect the coach fare- if the member refuses to pay for the missed trip then he/she may have their membership suspended and stopped from coming on more walks until the forfeited fare is paid.
A message from our longest standing member:
Welcome to our website! The writer professes to have some experience of rambling having been a member of Bolton H.F. group from 1946 to 1970 and of Preston H.F./C.L.R.C. group since 1971.
As far as Central Lancashire Rambling Club is concerned I have nothing but happy memories and continue to enjoy the fortnightly outings.
If you are uncertain about joining – give us a try! You are allowed to come out 3 times before committing yourself to membership and all you need is the desire to walk with an organised party, have suitable clothing and footwear and a wish to enjoy the countryside.Arthur Holt.
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