Tag Archives: Rotary Dorset

HMS Heron Volunteer Band in Dorchester

A Night at the Movies
12th April 2018 at
the Corn Exchange Dorchester

Organised by the Rotary Club of Dorchester.  Raising funds for local charities.

Happy 100th Birthday

The Rotary Foundation

Sunday Lunch and inspiring speakers at the Weymouth/Portland National Sailing Academy organised by Portland Rotary Club

Sherborne’s 8th International Film Festival

Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 October 2016

10 international films, specially selected by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles to provide you with a great weekend of  entertainment

Tickets available  from Sherborne Tourist Information Office

• All films:  £6
• Reception and opening screening:  £10
• 10 tickets:  £40

The proceeds of the Festival will be divided between a Rotary International project to complete building a bridge in Malawi to provide safe access to school,  initiated by our Club, and the Rotary Charity, ShelterBox.


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

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

Weather forecast looking good for Classics at the Castle

Hope to see lots of Rotarians at the Classic Car spectacular in Sherborne tomorrow 19th July.

Rotary Clubs working together, Sherborne Castles and Yeo Vale.

Urgent Appeal for Earthquake victims in Nepal

Good afternoon to all District International Service Chairmen and fellow Rotarians in Britain, Ireland, France, Scandinavia and USA


At least 2,000 dead, hundreds of thousands made homeless and/or without access to clean water

Humanity First UK (one of our regular aid agencies) are considering sending a team to assist. We have offered the bulk of our current stock of packed Water-Survival Boxes (providing they can cover the cost of air freight). We expect a decision from HFUK in the next day or so. The alternative route would be via Rotary District 3292 that includes Nepal.

Funds are urgently needed to cover the cost of air freight for the existing stock and to pay for more boxes that may well be requested given the scale of this disaster.

Donations can be made by bank transfer to:

Bank:                   CAF Bank, West Malling, Kent, England
Bank Code:          40-52-40
Account:              Worldwaterworks Ltd
A/C No:               00020591

Donations from outside Great Britain should include:

IBAN:         GB48MIDL40053072138549
SWIFT:       MIDLGB2141W

Online donations can be made on our BigGive page – access via our website www.worldwaterworks.org

In order that we can continue to respond at the same level to future disasters we need sustained funding in the order of £150,000 – £200,000 each year. The standard box containing a Grifaid Aquafilter Family water-purification kit and other essential survival items costs £150. This covers the cost of the box, contents, and air freight to the disaster area. The new water purification kit is designed to supply 100,000 litres of clean water for at least 3 years if used 24/7.  As all the work involved in running the project is provided by volunteers donations are applied to the costs of the box, water-purification kit, other essential survival items and the air freight charges to ensure the aid reaches families in need in the shortest time possible. We hope all Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs can support our endeavours by donating the cost of two boxes (one in the case of Inner Wheel Clubs) each year. Demonstration Boxes are positioned in most Rotary Districts for use by local Clubs and where none can be located we can supply – email back to me please.

Donations can be made online through our website or by cheque made payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and sent to Westfield Business Centre, 32A Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton BA3 4BH

Yours in Rotary humanitarian aid Service
Hugo Pike OBE PHF
Director of Operations
PP RC Chelwood Bridge

Michael Peart – a very special Rotarian

Michael Peart

Members of Sherborne Castles Rotary Club were particularly saddened by the death of Michael Peart, a very active and popular member of our club, last week.

Michael served as the first British Ambassador to Lithuania in 1991-1994 and made significant contribution to the re-establishment of political and economic relations between Lithuania and the United Kingdom.  His contribution to Lithuania has been remembered by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister this week.

We have become aware that a number of clubs in our District have a special relationship with Lithuania, and you maybe interested to know that Michael was a long term sponsor for the St. Francis Cancer Support Centre in Klaipėda.

A fundraising campaign – Run for Hope – will take place on 17 May in Klaipėda to support the Centre and Michael’s son, Christopher Peart, will  take part in the run.

Our club is supporting Christopher to raise as much money as possible in his father’s name.  Please take a minute to read Christopher’s story and maybe support him in this project.

Whats behind the Garden Wall? Hidden Gardens of Sherborne

Hidden Gardens A4 Poster 2015-page-001

The Hidden Gardens of Sherborne has become part of Sherborne’s annual calendar,  and the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles is delighted to be able to hold this event again this year with new gardens as well as some favourites – 6th and 7th June 2015 2pm – 5pm

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