District Project: Can you help us provide clean water in Uganda?

Over 8,000 children die in Uganda every year due to disease caused by drinking unsafe water.  With your help we aim to repair or re-site 100 dried up wells to provide villages with clean water.

On average each well will provide 500 people, half of whom are children, with clean water, at a cost of £1,000 for each well.

Why is the project so important?

Can you help us raise funds to turn this………………………………..into this?

The project to repair or re-site 100 wells in Uganda is the second of the two international projects which our Rotary District is supporting in the current year.

Could you organise a fund raising event?  To date 24 wells have been completed, but we need help to raise funds to complete the rest of this project.

Yeo Vale Rotary is working with the BUSOGA TRUST in Uganda to raise funds for this important work.  If you would like to find out more and get some fund raising ideas to help with this project, please contact Cate Whitewood at Yeo Vale Rotary. 



An invitation to Artisan Gin Tasting

You are invited to an evening of artisan Gin tasting on 24th February 2018 hosted by Melksham Rotary at their Art House Café

Contact them to buy advance tickets for this event – an ideal Christmas Gift.

Devizes Area Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2017-18

Following the successful completion of the heats over the past month or so, last Monday (27th November) the Devizes Area Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2017-18 took place at the Farm Cookery School near Bromham.

Click HERE to see a photo diary of the event.

I’m delighted to say that Harrison Damon from Lavington School was the winner, and has now been invited to go forward to the Area Final which will take place at the King Alfred School in Highbridge on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

Congratulationd to all the contestants for putting on a terrific show!


£46,000 presented to charity this weekend

The Sherborne Classic and Supercar show presented cheques to mostly local charities within 30 miles of the show site.

via £46,000 to charity thanks to our supporters

Rotary Dictionaries to Primary Schools

Rotarians from Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club have been visiting local Primary Schools and making presentations of the Rotary Illustrated Dictionaries to help encourage children to develop their literary skills.

The Dictionary 4 Life comprises 1,000 illustrations, 10,000 entries and 20,000 definitions printed in full colour on leaflet grade paper from a sustainable forest and contains 288 pages.

One of the most positive aspects of being able to use a dictionary is that it helps autonomy and confidence in the learner – one of the core goals of education. It promotes books and the printed word, helping with homework and providing a valued reference work in the home.

Each dictionary is inscribed with the recipient’s name, making it a very personal gift that they can keep. There is even a page for friends to write messages, it is this personal touch which will encourage them to keep the book for years to come and learn from it.  Each letter has its own coloured page to make it easier to look up words and the accompanying illustrations bring the book to life.

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Developing Literacy is a Priority of Rotary International all around the World and Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club have welcomed the opportunity to show our support for our local Primary Schools.


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The pictures show pupils at Stanton Drew and Bishop Sutton Primary Schools with their newly presented dictionaries. Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club is  presenting dictionaries to more than 150 pupils in 10 schools this term. Please contact the Club if you would like your school to be included next year. 


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Remembrance Day



Tony Quinn attended the planting of 1000 crocus corms in Park Road Paulton by the members of Pride in Paulton and very ably assisted by the children of Paulton Primary School. They planted a 50 yard stretch of the grass verge  alongside the 1000 planted in 2016 along the centre of the grass area.

The crocus corms were donated by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge as part of the awareness campaign Purple4Polio which is supporting End Polio Now, Rotary International’s drive to rid the world of this awful disease. Tony explained to the children the reason for the purple colour of all the crocuses. That is the colour ink that children who  are being vaccinated have marked on their little finger to indicate that they have been vaccinated. Many thanks to all concerned especially Gail Garlick and her team. 

Rotary International through its 1.2m members has been at the forefront of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative since 1988 when there were 1000 cases a day in 156 countries. Now there are only two countries where polio is endemic, Afghanistan and Pakistan and so far in 2017 there has only been 12 cases in total. The countdown to zero is on the way!


District Project: Can we help provide these children with a new school in Nepal?

Children are trying to learn in a Temporary Learning Centre made of corrugated iron (hot in summer, freezing in winter, and wet during the monsoon season) following the 2015 earthquake which destroyed 545 schools in the Sindhupalchok District of Nepal.

The project to re-build their school is one of two international projects which our District is supporting in the current Rotary year.  This project is run by Yeovil Rotary club in association with partners School in a Bag, Helambu Education Livelihood Partnership and Mondo Challenge Foundation.

The total cost to re-build their school is £64,000.  Can you hold a curry night to help us raise funds for their school?   Click here to dowload a leaflet about this project.

YouTube – See the village and children we are supporting with this project.




Come and Enjoy food from Four Corners of the World

At The Laverton, Westbury on 11th November 2017

This fund raising event is being held by Westbury Rotary to raise funds for local and international charities.

Fund Raising Concert in Bridgwater

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines

In aid of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.  This fund raising event organised by the Rotary Club of Glastonbury and Street. will be held at Bridgwater on 24th February 2018.

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