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Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

Redditch Rotarians support Stroke Association's 'Resolution Run'

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Members of our club helped out the Stroke Association today (Sunday 12th March), supplying marshalls for their 'Resulution Run' in Arrow Valley Park, Redditch. The event combined, 5k, 10k and 15k courses around the park's lake and pathways, and as well as raising funds for this important cause, encouraged Redditch people (and their dogs in some cases) to get active and put a 'spring' in their step.

Over 280 people took part, and as soon we know how much money was raised, we'll provide an update on this site. 

 

PURPLE 4 POLIO

Purple Crocuses at Tithe Lodge

End Polio Now campaign and Purple 4 Polio the Rotary Club of Southam in conjunction with Rotary Club of Southam 2000 mounted a display in Southam Public Library from 24th - 28th October. On 25th October 1000 purple crocus bulbs were planted in the grounds of Tithe Lodge, Park Lane, Southam. The cost of these was shared by both the Southam Rotary Clubs. In February 2017 the crocuses emerged to add colour to this part of Southam.

No Brexit woes for Kinver Santa

Brexit certainly has not affected the generosity of the people of Kinver, Enville, Wollaston, Wall Heath and Kingswinford. On the run up to Christmas they gave more than £7,200 to Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh, smashing all previous totals.

Not only did the nine nights of house to house collections, donations from schools and support from customers in the village’s pubs and restaurants take the total through the £7,000 barrier, it also reflected a 10% increase on last year’s figure and 7% more than the previous record of 2014.

Getting Christmas off to a Swinging Start

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Over 200 people attended our recent 'Big Band Christmas' event at Trinity High School on the 5th December. Featuring Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO), this year's concert followed the success of 2015's inaugural event with MYJO, and demonstrated just how much support there is for live music in the Redditch area.

The evening's programme featured big band standards from the 1920's up to the present day, a few Christmas numbers to get us into festive mood, and several vocal pieces by WYJO's solo singer Rose Johnson.

2016 Santa Sleigh Dates - Updated with Route Details

The routes for the annual tour of the area by Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh have been finalised.  Once again the club will be supporting the High Street traders on their late night shopping event and their Small Business Support initiative when, for the first time, the sleigh will be sited in a grotto. Also the sleigh will be making a repeat visit to the Santa Jog organised by the Mary Stevens Hospice.The door-to-door collections will start at 6.00 each evening for completion by 9.00 p.m.. All proceeds will will, as usual, be distributed among local charities.

'Big Band Christmas' returns to Redditch

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Following the success of last year’s event, the Rotary Club of Redditch are reprising their Christmas fundraising concert, which this year will feature the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra, with singer Rose Johnson. The concert, which will include jazz standards as well as seasonal classics, is being staged at Trinity High School, Redditch, on Monday 5th December at 7.30pm.

Southam College Eco Club Nature Reserve

Mike Brooks and Jeremy Wright reveal the commemorative plaque

The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 has been supporting Southam College Eco Club Nature reserve since its inception.

On the 15th July the Nature Reserve was officially opened with glowing endorsements from MP Jeremy Wright and Councillor Mike Brooks, Mayor of Southam.

Rotary Club of Redditch - supporting local charity Batchley Support Group

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Over the next 3 years the Rotary Club of Redditch will be providing financial and practical support to local charity, Batchley Support Group, in line with our policy of supporting one local and one international charity over a 3 year cycle.

Rotary First at Astwood Bank Carnival

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For the first time, the Rotary Club of Redditch took a pitch at Astwood Bank Carnival on Saturday, 9th July, to raise awarenes of Rotary, and generate some funds for its local charity, Batchley Support Group. Arriving early to secure a prime position amongst a number of other community groups, our gazebo was up in no time, with banners and posters in place and our ever-popular 'tests of skill and strength' ready for action.

'Big Band Christmas' attracts a full house

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Our 'Big Band Christmas' concert, featuring the award-winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO) attracted a sell-out audience at Trinity High School, and helped our club raise over £2,800.

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