Know your blood pressure

In cooperation with the Stroke Association Rotary Crewe hold a blood pressurre day in the market centre.

This year over 120 people had their pressure taken including Mayor Dennis Straine -Francis.  



Rotarian Neil Fearn and spaceman Athony Tibbetts of MMU (Cheshire) prepare budding astronauts for their visit into space.over 1000 parents,grandmas granddads and youngsters have taken a journey into space with STARLAB. Exploring our planets, studying the stars following some ofTim Peake's adventures

I1934  R.A.Briggs was elected only the third President of the Rotary Club of Crewe.In June 2016 his grandson Mr Peter Mehta President of the Rotary Cub of Stirling visited the Crewe club at Hunters lodge hotel and is seen here  with Crewe President Ray Stafford MBE making agenerous donation to the community work done by Crewe Club


Dr Pamila Sharma of the  Manchester University Graphene group shows members the structure and properties of Graphene. At the atomic level graphene with "holes" can be used to de salinate water, it is a great transmitter of electricity, it is stronger than steel and the commercial applications are legion.As materials go this has many attractive qualities and the  is one of the leaders in patents registered for it's applications

On saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th April 86 competitors took part in a Special Olympics of Table Tennis at the leisure centre Sir William Stanier. President of Rotary Crewe Ray Stafford M.B.E. and Community chair Frank Baldwin were among those presenting medals to the winners in the different divisions. 
President Ray presented a cheque to Wendy Beech in support of local Special needs Table tennis players


During March 2016 over 1500 young people in Crewe took part in Science events and demonstrations. Chemistry presentations proved very popular with Manchester University postgraduates showing how the various elements can exist in different forms,solids and liquids as well as as gasses

On Friday 26th feb 2016 at Crewe library a number of organisations that Crewe Rotary have supported over the last year were present to review how their organisations operated in Crewe and how Rotary has helped.

Speakers included "Men in sheds-Age Concern", Alzheimers Society,Mayor of Crewe, Rotary District Governor and local MP The Hon.Edward Timpson.Over 40 organisations were present all of whom had received a monetary grant or help from Crewe Rotary. The opportunity was taken for the groups to exchange ideas on fund raising, mutual support and for each to know how much voluntary work is done in the Crewe area. If you would wish to volunteer to help Rotary at Xmas time( one evening no other commitment) please email for further details.

Soon to be Speakers at Crewe Rotary

28/4 at 7-0pm Dr A. Vijayaraghavan (Manchester University Graphene Group) speaking on the Nobel Prize Winning discovery and subsequent development of the single atom layer -called graphene. Stronger than steel, excellent conductor of electricity etc

Members of the public are invited contact Crewe Rotary or


The following organisations have been given grants by the club community service committee.Where national groups are stated the local branch based in Crewe are given the grant. Where Crewe residents are helped eg The Neuromuscular centre in Winsford or St Lukes then grants are also made.A modest grant to help as many groups as possible remains our strategy for 2016.

Climb �200, Cancer Research (local branch) �200,C&N Carers support group �100,Donna Louise Children's hospice �200, Hope House �200, Marie Curie Cancer Carew �200, Neuromuscular Centre �200, Parkinsons Society (local branch) �200, Samaritans (local branch) �200, St Luke's Hospice �200.

Young Chef at Crewe

At the end of June 2014 the Crewe heat of "Young Chef " was held at Sir William Stanier School, Crewe. Pictured above are the competitors and judges with District Governor Derek Newman .The winners going through to the District final are Lucy Barrow sponsored by the RC of Congleton and Sean Mitchell-Goldstraw sponsored by the RC of Alsager.
Judge Andrew Panayi commented that he might adopt some of the menus at his hotel as they were so inventive, balanced and tasty!
A teacher from Sir William Stanier School commented that she is now teaching one of the school's entrants from two years ago and had been impressed by the confidence our competition had given the fourteen year old, who at sixteen now wished to obtain her GCSEs and then pursue a career in catering. Rotary at its best in service!


Please find above an important photograph when President Derek awarded Paul Harris Fellowships to four ladies from the Inner Wheel Club of Crewe on thursday May29th 2014.The Paul Harris Fellow award is the highest award given by Rotary to recognise individuals who have contributed well above the normal to the community and their organisation.  
Each lady has held the position of President and of other offices within the Inner Wheel club of Crewe. All have made major contributions to the club, to the Inner Wheel organisation in the UK, the community in Crewe and to the Rotary Club of Crewe.They have made these contributions over a period of thirty years.
President Derek highlighted the contribution of the Inner Wheel club to organisations both in Crewe and internationally where a caring element formed a major part of the club's efforts.Many hours of fun and fellowship had been enjoyed working together to help others. The Rotary Club has been thankful with support during the Christmas period when many collectors from across the town have enjoyed hot drinks and mince pies after  three hours collecting  donations.Knit &natter sessions over the years have provided warm blankets for refugees, whilst bring &buy sales, coffee mornings, charity lunches, quiz nights and many more activities raise funds.

President Sue Bushell thank thanked Derek on behalf of the four ladies.

Rotary Youth makes music competition

On March 6th in Sir William Stanier School Crewe musicians and singers from all over Cheshire and south Manchester took part in a musicians competition.

Pictured competitors with District Governor Derek Newman and organiser Tom Protheroe

Pictured District Governor Derek Newman and Sir William Stanier singer Holly Pollity who has won through to the Rotary Youth Maskes Music Regional Competition to be held in Bolton on Sunday 16th March.

                Rotary Day

The Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi and Mayor of Cheshire East Dorothy Flude attended the Rotary Club of Crewe "Rotary Day" This was a celebration of the clubs support for over forty charities and organisations in Crewe.                                                   Youth activities in  schools taking youngsters on adventure days,providing dictionaries,holding competitions etc         Community activities supporting dance &drama groups, young mums, Wulvern Housing Xmas lunch etc                          Overseas activities supporting "Sand Dams" Disaster Aid Boxes , Ending Polio etc                        Five organisations spoke about their activities in Crewe and Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi said "It is wonderful to be here seeing how many organisations are doing great things in Crewe and the support the Rotary Club of Crewe is willing to offer"

Mayor of Crewe and Mayor of Cheshire East   

Pictured L to R Mike Wycherley, Chair of the Rotary Community committee Frank Baldwin. Mayor of Cheshire East with her consort, President Derek Poppleton, Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi, Jerry Park, Tom Protheroe.

                    ROTARY DAY


 Pop in , have a cup of tea, talk to 30+ organisations and charities the Rotary Club of Crewe have helped in the last year.

                     St Paul's Pantry known as Crewe Food Bank

 Art groups, hospices, youth groups, pensioners, drama groups -all doing their bit



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200 Wulvern Housing residents were treated to a full Xmas lunch at the Oakley Centre on December 10th. Pictured are Rotarians  Tom Protheroe and Frank Baldwin with Wulvern Housing staff. Were a finer collection of waiters ever employed? 

Wed Nov 13th 2013

On Wednesday 13th November pupils of St Mary's RC primary school met MMU students from a dozen countries learning about their language,dance,food,culture etc With a passport each they collected flags etc Thanks to the International Society and MMU

Pictured are St Mary's pupils, students from Chile, Australia, Malaysia and Grenada with President of the Rotary Club of Crewe Derek Poppleton and organiser Tom Protheroe

St Thomas More students showing the empty sauce bottles they filled as they collected over �250 to help the Rotary "END POLIO NOW" project.

          Happy Birthday Rotary !!!

On Friday 22nd February over 30 local charities attended an event at Crewe Library to celebrate the �Birthday� of the Rotary movement.

Also in attendance were: Edward Timpson MP, the Mayor and Mayoress of East Cheshire, the lady Mayor of Crewe and members of the Rotary Club of Crewe.

The event was opened by Edward Timpson MP who was followed by a number of presentations from some of those Charities attending and the Rotary Club. 

  Hilary Hamilton gave a fascinating presentation on the wide and varied work of the Wishing Well Project in the area

 more details are available at

Rob Wykes gave an interesting talk on the work of Christian Concern () project which has been running in the area for some 25 years

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These two individuals also had a surprise. In Rotary there is an award, a Paul Harris Award (named after the founder of Rotary) which Clubs may make to individuals who have made a major contribution � whilst this is usually Club Members, Clubs may give this award to other individuals.

The Members of the Rotary Club of Crewe, being aware of the tremendous efforts by both Hilary and Rob had decided to award both a Paul Harris Award. (photo below)

Three further excellent presentations were given by Charities:


St.Lukes () Hospice �

The LATH Group ( Looking After the Homeless)

Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Art �

In addition there were presentations given outlining some of the work of the Rotary Club of Crewe for: New Generations, Community, International but the stars of the day were undoubtedly the Charities who attended.

Club President Jerry Park, as part in his summary, commented that what he has seen and heard from the Charities on the day and others throughout his presidential year indicated that had a real community and here were prime examples of people from within that community doing outstanding work to support that community.


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We meet on Thursdays at 12.45 / 7pm alternate weeks (Last Thursday in the month at 7-0pm for 7-30pm Confirm with secretary D.Poppleton 01270 625535) Hunters Lodge Hotel, Sydney Road, Crewe
CW1 5LU tel: 01270 583440

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