Clacton Rotary works with local good causes to help financially and also with support through volunteering. Recent local projects have included the foodbank, a bursary scheme for a palliative care nurse and funding for Alexia Rose to receive a life saving operation.
Supporting overseas projects and working with partners agencies on the ground to ensure funds are utilised correctly. Recent projects include Tools With A Mission (TWAM) and schools and water supplies in Botswana
Working with local schools and colleges to support reading, art, design and photography.
Weekly lunch meetings at Clacton Golf Club, regular member trips and fun social activities in the local area.
Raising awareness in Clacton by planting Purple crocus bulbs on the town’s roundabouts. It’s time to get your green fingers at the ready because one strand of the Purple4Polio campaign is an exciting partnership between Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.
For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just two, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary. With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.
Donating your time or making a financial gift can help win the fight against polio. We need help planting the corms, contact us if you able to join in this autumn. We are accepting donations that will be used directly to end polio in the countries affected. Donations can be made via our online donation page with just giving or Virgin Money. For every £1 donated we can vaccinate one person. You can make a difference for less than the price of a coffee. We never pass on your details to third parties.
A lovely note of thanks from our friends at Clacton Coastal Academy for the recent collection of donated food. The Food2Good2Waste project is going well!
Collecting tools on Saturday 20th May in Clacton. 9am to 4pm
Tesco Car Park, Brook Park Clacton.
The speaker this week was our own Bill Wilson, hot footed from his Strictly Air Ambulance fundraiser. Bill took us through the whole experience from failure to success! A fascinating insight into what is takes to be a ballroom dancer in this great fundraising effort.
Bloomin lovely in Clacton today. Spring time down on the Greensward with our crocuses planted for the Purple 4 Polio Campaign.
Hon Treasurer: Past President John Crocker
Asst. Hon. Secretary: Raymon Hansen MBE
Community Service: Trevor Norris
International Service: Steve Grimwood
Vocational & Youth Services: Dick Farrow
Membership Service: Mark Penn & Tony Burnside
Foundation: Brian Naylor
Sports and Social: Clive Gowers
Public Image: Mark Penn