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The 2020 Rotary Club of Exmoor Challenge

14 January, 2020
To the Secretary, Rotary Clubs in Districts 1175 and 1200

The 2020 Rotary Club of Exmoor Challenge

Supporting the Children’s Hospice South West
Sunday 19th April 2020

I am writing to invite your club members to take part in the 2020 Exmoor Challenge between Districts 1175 and 1200. This year the walks take place in the Quantock Hills.

Rotarians, their families, and friends from Rotary Districts 1175 and 1200 earn points for their District by completing either of two walks. The shield is currently held by District 1200 and has been for a while.

The routes will be starting from Crowcombe Village Hall TA4 4AQ from 0800 and passing through some of the most beautiful scenery in Somerset.
Walkers over 18 pay an entry fee of £7. Walker’s under18 enter free, but an adult must accompany them. Dogs are welcome, owners must keep them under control. PROPER WALKING SHOES/BOOTS ARE ADVISED.

Would you please include this letter in your club bulletin and put the event in your club diary and also please publicise the event as widely as possible to increase the amount raised for the causes.

More details will be available during February with the routes, information and sponsorship forms available from the Exmoor Rotary web site. Meanwhile please register by e mail at –

Yours in Rotary, Paul Kingdom – Rotary Club of Exmoor

“NEW YEAR GREETINGS” from Weston-super-Mare

Rotary New Year 2020

Rotary is not a Fairytale


Greetings from Weston-super-Mare

Seasons Greetings to all Rotarians in District 1200

Charity Quiz Axbridge 1st February 2020

Axbridge Town Hall Saturday 1st February 2020 at 7.30pm

Axbridge District Rotary invite you to join them for this charity fundraising event

Proceeds to Freewheelers – delivering blood and organs in our area & Rotary charities


Surprise Paul Harris Fellowship for Weston Rotary Member

Congratulations Terry Gilbert, awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for his outstanding work raising money and giving service for Charities both within Rotary and in the wider community of Weston. The surprise presentation was made by President Peter Castell at the Club’s Christmas party.

Chelwood Bridge Rotary Business Cup

The Chelwood Bridge Community Committee has launched a ‘pilot’ programme at the Pensford Primary School in November 2019 to promote business literacy.As the UK is way behind in financial awareness in young people this 5 week exercise will promote the value of money and how to manage a simple business.Pensford School will engage 18 pupils from the school Council to form 4 teams and our Rotary Club will provide a loan to each team of £15 as seed capital. After the 5 week period the team that raises the most money at the Christmas Fair on 10th December, after repaying the loan, will win the Business Cup.Rotary club members will be involved along the way to help and encourage the teams to develop their product ideas, budgeting and sales ideas.If this ‘pilot’ programme is successful our Committee will consider rolling it out to other schools in the area.

John Palmer, Chairman of the Community and Vocational Committee

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Water Survival Box, Christmas Challenge

The Big Give Christmas Challenge starts on Tuesday at noon. Please support us with online donations ,the first £10000 received will be matched by pledges made already.
Please go to to make a donation.
Thank you

Tony Quinn



No Christmas meal for Frome Town Rotary

Last year, Frome Town Rotary decided to forego their Christmas meal and donate instead to Fair Frome, a local charity which helps alleviate the effects of poverty in Frome.    Rotary members visited Asda in their Christmas jumpers and hats, to donate at least the equivalent cost of their Christmas meal in food.

Frome Town Rotary say, “This year, we will be doing the same and we encourage others to think about doing the same or making a donation for those in need this Christmas.

See the full article in the Frome Times

“It is a small thing we are doing but we know that through the excellent work of Fair Frome, that the food will go to families who need and appreciate something extra at Christmas,” said Karl Waldeck Lee, president of Frome Town Rotary.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge


The Christmas Challenge 2019 will take place from 12pm (midday) Tues. 3rd December – 12pm Tues. 10th during which period donations to us  are doubled to match the pledges that we have already received. Gift Aid is also available where appropriate. 

To make your donation please complete the form here

Once the £10000 is matched then further donations will not be matched so getting in early is always recommended.

Your generous support will enable us to start 2020 in a great position to help victims of disasters as we have been doing since 2006

The Water Survival Box Team