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Marquee Summer Party
It was a great party in the Grand Marquee at Repton School. With more than a little help from star auctioneer Charles Hanson, 340 guests raised over £15k for charity.details
We are a friendly club of just under 50 men and women, sharing lots of fun and fellowship.
On Mondays we meet at Pirelli Stadium, the home of Burton Albion Football Club. Usually, after lunch, a speaker presents a topic relevant to our community, our charity work, or to Rotary more widely.
To help those in need - locally, nationally and internationally - we raise funds through the Pirelli Stadium Parade, street collections, concerts and shows, quizzes, suppers, dinners, and anything else that springs to mind!
To read more about our Club and the Rotary movement in general, do explore 'What we do' in the menu top left. Our Quarterly Newsletter and Weekly Bulletin tell you more about our current activities. Some past activities are shown below.
If you would like to put something back into the community while gaining a whole new group of like-minded friends, come and see us in action. Contact us to arrange a visit to one of our meetings.
Congratulations to Ben Robinson and Bryan Pickering, who were both recognised in the 2019 Queen's birthday honours. Ben was awarded an MBE for Services to the community of Burton upon Trent, and Bryan and his wife, Kath, were both awarded the Queen's Voluntary Service Award.
Congratulations to Bryan Pickering who on 1st July 2019 took over from Rev Mike Redshaw as the 83rd President of Burton Rotary Club. See the photos.
Congratulations to Burton Rotary Club which was awarded the Bernard Simcox trophy for Membership for 2018/19. The previous year we received the District award for the best project in 2017/18, for the Club's outstanding contribution to community prostate cancer screening. In each of the previous 3 years, we had won the District Youth Development Cup.
Our biggest ever project was the funding of a 'cancer' ward at Queen's Hospital in Burton.
Two current projects
Since 2017 the Club has been supporting the Rotary Club of Blantyre in Malawi to provide two units of Ecological Sanitary Toilets at Bangwe School.
Together with major stakeholders, we are also exploring proposals to improve Burton railway station.
Recent projects include funding for
Chestnut Grange - a sheltered housing development in Burton; the Krizevac project in Malawi, the Auntie Project in South Africa; sensory rooms for Fountains School in Burton and Donna Louise children's hospice at Stoke on Trent; an outdoor shelter at Donna Louise children's hospice; and a new refrigerated van for Burton Addiction Centre (Langan's) to to develop an external catering service.
. . . includes decorating at Queen's Hospital in Burton and Scropton Riding Centre for the disabled, gardening, including at Donna Louise Hospice and John of Rolleston School, planting trees, planting crocuses, and creating a wild-life area at John of Rolleston School.
We regularly donate substantial sums to Aquabox and Shelterbox, two Rotary Charities working in international disaster relief, and over the years have raised particularly large amounts in the wake of major disasters in the poorest parts of the world.
Follow this link for a detailed report on the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Charitable support in 2017 - 18 includes
. . . (locally) St Giles Hospice, Donna Louise Hospice, Burton Albion Community Trust, Carers+ Café, Burton Photographic Society, Crest (a local charity that supports disabled young people), Asthma Relief in Burton upon Trent, Duke of Edinburgh Scheme (Burton upon Trent), the YMCA (food bank and work with the homeless), Derek’s Tree, and Volunteer Star Awards, as well as a number of individuals and local schools.
. . . (nationally) Age UK, Debra, The Stanley Mathews Foundation, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Dukes Barn and Butterfly Children
. . . and (internationally) Polio Plus, The Blantyre Project, Shelterbox, Aquabox, Mary’s Meals and Dentaid.
Local Business Support
Our major fundraising event in 2019 was the Pirelli Stadium Parade advertising local businesses. To read more about it, and to view our business partners and major sponsors please use this link.
The Rotary Club of Burton upon Trent Trust Fund is a Registered Charity.
Charity No. 512286
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Except Bank Holidays. When there is a 5th Monday in a month we often change to an evening meeting with partners. These meetings are 7 for 7.30pm. All lunch meetings finish prompt at 2pm.)
Burton Albion Football Club,
Burton upon Trent,
Staffs DE13 0AR 01283 565938