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Shipston Rotary Presentation Evening at Townsend Hall

Fay Ivens

Tuesday, 10th October 2017, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.

This was Shipston Rotary's big night of the year. It was a stunning success and all credit is due to Fay Ivens, our President. The 2018 Presentation Evening is under consideration and the date will be posted on this site once it is agreed.

Redditch Rotarians support Cancer Research 'Race for Life'

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Rotarians from the two Redditch Clubs acted as track marshalls for the recent 'Race for Life' in Arrow Valley Park, Redditch. This 5k and 10k event, for women and girls of all ages, was part of Cancer Research UK's ongoing campaign to raise money to beat cancer.

Over 200 runners (and walkers) took part, each with their own reasons for getting involved - raising money, keeping fit, remembering a love one, or just having fun - a selection of bizarre cotumes were in evidence!

Rotary Club supports The Shakespeare Hospice in Southam

Annette Jackson, President Rotary Club of Southam 2000 with the Hospice at Home nurses, displaying the new Syringe Drive

The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 has raised £1185 to buy a Syringe Drive for The Shakespeare Hospice. The Syringe Drive allows the hospice nurses to regulate a constant feed of medicine to a patient over a 24 hour period in their own homes.

A Syringe Drive is often used towards the end of a patients’ life and helps them to feel more comfortable. Hospice at Home Nurse, Chrissie MacDonald says “Although they are very expensive items, they are invaluable to the team and to the patients that use them. This is the third Syringe Drive our hospice has.”

Cotswold Tour d'Ilmington

Bob Armstrong

     1st July 2018 from 10:00 am starting at Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall                      

Last year nearly 250 cyclists took part and it was a great family day out. The unique blend of 2 rides included the same 10 mile flat/family ride, as last year, with refreshments half way round, and an 'undulating' ride of more than 30 miles for the more experienced cyclist.

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 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


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.

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