Tag Archives: Charity

Charity Golf Day at Cricket St Thomas 26th July 2016

In Aid of Horseshoes and Handprints

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Join The Rotary Club of Ilminster at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club for this fund raising event

Hidden Gardens of Sherborne June 2016

Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June 2016Hidden Gardens Poster 2016

This annual event is organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles and will be raising funds for the Yeatman Hospital in their 150th Anniversary year.

Download a copy of our brochure to see which gardens are open

Charity Golf Day Lyme Regis

10th May 2016 Lyme Regis Golf Club

Lyme Regis Rotary Golf Day May16

The Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster are raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Well done Glastonbury and Street Club

“Congratulations to Glastonbury and Street………….at the 8 month stage in the year your club is by far the biggest supporter of Polio plus anywhere in GB+I.  Stand tall G+S because that is a magnificent effort.”
DG Bob Acland

February figures published by Rotary GBI show that contributions to Polio Plus are lower this year to date than in February in 2015.   Despite these indicators some clubs have had great success with their fund raising efforts and are to be congratulated also many clubs have contributed far in excess of the $1.500 goal.  Top of the list this year to date is the Rotary Club of Glasonbury & Street who have contributed $11,846 in the current Rotary year.

On advising the club of their success, club President Paul Lambert was quick to point out that

The vast majority of the funds contributed were raised at an event starring Mary Berry, this was set up by her younger brother William who is a member of our club. Emma Britten of BBC radio Somerset, who did a superb job of hosting the proceedings, and Bridgwater college generously provided the venue. Everyone involved in the event gave their time for free. The Rotary Club of Bridgwater helped us out by organising the parking.”


Bloodhound Land Speed Record attempt

The Rotary club of Crewkerne is hosting a talk by Richard Noble on his attempt to break the world land speed record

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The event will be held at:

Old Tithe Barn, Haselbury Mill
Crewkerne TA18 7NY

Wednesday 30th March 2016 from 6.00p.m.




Big Breakfast North Bradley on 21st February

Trowbridge Wessex Mead Rotary

raising funds for polio eradication

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The Peace Memorial Hall, North Bradley 9.30am – 1pm

Full English breakfast with Fair Trade Drinks. 



The Rotary Exmoor Challenge 10th April 2016

Annual Walking Challenge between Districts 1175 and 1200

Supporting The Children’s Hospice South West

Sunday 10TH April 2016

Every year, the Exmoor Rotary Club holds The Rotary Exmoor Challenge. The Challenge is an amiable competitive walk between Districts 1175 and 1200 through Exmoor countryside, for a either a 10 mile or 5 mile route for those who prefer a shorter walk.The walk will be using footpaths and lanes near to Wimbleball Resevoir and Haddon Hill



Due to adverse conditions (mud!) on footpaths and parking in Morebath, the walk will now start at Upton Village Hall  TA4 2DB (not Morebath) 

 District 1200 has won the shield by a narrow margin over the past two years.

The Exmoor Rotary Challenge will be taking place on 10th April 2016.  The route this year will start from the Morebath Village Hall Morebath.   There will be refreshments at the village hall as usual.  There are some excellent country side views as you go around either walk.

The Challenge:

  1. Either a 10 mile or 5 mile route for those who prefer a shorter walk.
  2. Every Rotarian, their family, and friends completing either walk earns points for their District. The District with the most points wins the Challenge Shield for a year.
  3. The walks also raise money from sponsorship and the entry fees for The Children’s Hospice South West, which exists almost entirely from donations.

The Walks:

For 2016 we will start and finish from Morebath Village Hall Registration between 9-11am and everyone is expected to finish by 4pm.

Before and after either walk, Exmoor Rotary Club will serve complimentary refreshments in the Village Hall.


The entry fee is £7 per individual. No fee for entrants under 18.

Entry Forms can be downloaded here

An adult must accompany an entrant under 18.

Dogs are welcome but you must keep them on a lead near main roads or livestock, as the Challenge does take place in the lambing season.


7th International Film Festival

The Rotary Club  of Sherborne Castles  SHIFF-2015-3-624x307

29 October – 1 November, 2015

Powell Theatre, Abbey Road. Sherborne

Check the Festival Programme for a summary of all films being shown

Rotary Club of Calne Doubles Its Membership

The Rotary Club of Calne is leading the way in our District by inducting a further 3 Associate members, Tanya Herbert, Tracy Howell and Christine Cooper doubling the Club’s membership in less than 6 weeks. All of the new members are prominent people serving the local community and will bring new initiatives to the Club.

Calne Rotary

L to R = Tanya Herbert, Joint President Alastair Muir, Tracy Howell, Terry Bate District Marketing Officer, Christine Cooper

As Chair of the Marketing, PR and Communications Committee, I was thrilled to be invited to induct the new Associates and welcome them into the Rotary family. The Club meets at the White Hart Hotel Calne, in the atmospheric, newly refurbished Medieval room. It was a very happy evening, everyone was relaxed and Rotary’s newest Associates in the world, were proud to wear their badges. This was my first sight of the Associates badge – an attractive red.

Having experienced it first hand, I am convinced that opening our doors to Associate members is a recipe for success. I was bowled over by the enthusiasm of these three young women – I had assumed they had been coming along to meetings for a while and was surprised to find they had all decided to step up to becoming Associates after only a few weeks. Already they are playing a full part in the club’s activities – while I was there, final plans were being made for the town’s Food and Drink Festival.

I commend Calne on all that they are doing – the club has attracted just the sort of people and age profile that we so desperately need. I had a wonderful evening – I still have a smile on my face – and when it was time to leave, Tanya, Tracy and Christine all thanked me warmly and gave me a big hug. I made them promise to invite me back when they became full members.

If you want to know more about Calne’s Associates initiative, please contact Rotarian Ivor Watkins 01249 813168.

Submitted by Terry Bate – Chair Marketing, PR and Communications

Emma Britton (Radio Somerset) hosting an evening with Mary Berry

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The McMillan Theatre @Bridgwater College

The Rotary Club of Glastonbury and Street, present an evening with Mary Berry, Thursday 1st October, 2015

In aid of  End Polio Now and other Rotary Charities

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