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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.

winter church night shelter

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On 29th July 2014, John Clark gave a talk to Coventry North Rotary Club and guests, including  Inner Wheel members, about the Night Shelters at seven different churches in the City.

Accommodation was offered with a supper and a light breakfast for up to 20 homeless people each night, from January to March.

Solihull Rotary Club - sports for the less able bodied at Langley School


Each year, Solihull Rotary Club has organised a range of sporting activities for the less able bodied at Langley School.  Competitors take part in many different games: curling, skittles, pool, bowls and many table games. All of these get very competitive at times and judges have to be very firm!! Catering is done by our Inner Wheel Club and they sell some lovely cakes and buns! The games are usually opened by the Mayor of Solihull.

Special Olympics Presentation

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The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire donated £200 from their Charity Fund to the Worcestershire Special Olympics and invited Dave Foster President Elect to assist in their annual Awards Evening. The organization was formed in 1988 in Redditch with the purpose of providing year round sports training, competitions and development in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with learning difficulties.

Support for St Basils charity

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At a recent meeting of our Club, Ann Morton from homeless charity St Basils gave a presentation on the work of the charity, operating in Birmingham and in Redditch. St Basils works across the West Midlands with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and Ann's presentation outlined the impressive scope o


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 Strange as it may seem, the photograph does not show two old tramps who have found a new home and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate, it is actually Past President Alan Millichip and Rotarian Ian Watkins celebrating the relaunch of Foley Infants' School's Goodfriendship. It started life as a 6' by 8' shed on the school field. A prow and stern were added and it became a play area for children. Sadly, over the years the roof leaked and the paint peeled and it was no longer a suitable place for children to play.

Kid's Out Day a Great Success

 In June this year the turn out for Kid's Out Day was the largest ever for our Club to support. 182 Children went to Drayton Manor and were thrilled with rides they otherwise may never have had the opportunity to experience. Schools involved were Brays Road, Hallmoor, Forest Oak and Merestone. Feedback from the children was very positive, and this annual event will remain a prime feature in our calender. 

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer Appeal

The following is circulated with permission of DG Bryan.  Please see the BCH web site or log on to see the attached PDF Leaflet and Letter.

"I am the community fundraiser for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and I would like to introduce Heart of England Rotary Clubs to our Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal.

Launch of Redditch Young Photographer of the Year 2013

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The Rotary Club of Redditch today launched it's Redditch Young Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, in which Redditch young people, from 5-19, are invited to submit their photographs on the theme: 'Redditch Old and New'. Entries are invited from three age groups: up to age 8, 9-13 and 14-19, and winning entries will be included in the Club's 2014 fund-raising calendar. Details of the competition, and an online entry form, can be found on the link in the 'Redditch' pane on this site. 

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