Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell
A very warm welcome from The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell, a member Club of Rotary International.
|Charity Golf Day 2013 with downloadable leaflet and entry form (on July 4)|
|NEW - Register online to walk or run on 23rd June|
Select this line for a short summary of Rotary and what it does both locally and Worldwide. Click the arrow in the picture above for a video.
Our local area is centered on the rural communities of Nailsea and Backwell, set in the delightful North Somerset countryside to the West of Bristol, UK.
We offer practical service to the local community and raise funds for worthwhile causes at home and abroad. We also have a very active social programme. We meet on very nearly every Thursday evening at The Mizzymead Recreation Centre in the middle of Nailsea. New members are always welcome. Follow this link if you would like to know more about us or are thinking that you might like to join us.
Our new Satellite Rotary group known as Nailsea Miners caters specifically for people in Nailsea and the surrounding area in the broad age range of around 25 to early 50's and meets on most Tuesday evenings at 7.45 for 8.00 pm at The George public house on the A370 in Backwell. This new group of Rotarians share our values and are keen to network with others, having their own programme and meeting times. Some potential Rotarians may not be able to join either the main Club or the Satellite group at this time but would like to be kept informed about local Rotary activities as a Friend of Rotary in order to receive news by email. If you would like to know more about either of these options, please click here to send us a message, selecting 'Club Secretary' in the subject tab drop down menu box.
Details of Club activity broadcaste on the radio
Clive Hawkins of the Nailsea and Blackwell Rotary Club talks to Mike Cooper on The Rotary Hour on Stroud FM radio on 13 February 2013 about international projects including providing medical equipment for the Mukunduchi Hospital in Zanzibar. Also involvement with the Boxing Day tsunami and Floods in Gloucester are discussed. This is an MP3 file of about 60 minutes so you may prefer to download and listen offline, also please note that it starts with a summary of the news for that day..
Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell Trust Fund
The Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell Trust fund is registered charity no.1038467. Funds raised are used to support other charities and commumity causes locally and worldwide. E.g., we regularly contribute to the fund raising for the eradication of Polio worldwide and we provide bursaries to local school students to assist them with opportunities to further their education and career. If you would like to know more about our Trust Fund please click here to send us a message, selecting Trust Fund in the subject tab drop down menu box. If you would like to donate to our Trust Fund please click the button below which connects you to our pages on the Charity Giving website. If you are a taxpayer, a Gift Aid donation will add 25% to the value of your gift.
East African Hospital Refurbishment Project
The proceeds of several events, together with contributions totalling £1,950 from The Rotary Club Of Portishead and grant funds from other Rotary Clubs and charities has raised more than £40,000 for the purchase of equipment for The Makunduchi Project to renovate and improve a hospital in Zanzibar. We have previously funded the acquisition of anaesthetic machinery designed specifically for use in the local environment. Fundraising is still continuing and we are now aiming to assist by funding the replacement of operating theatre lighting. There will be further events to raise funds for this cause to follow.
We have been running our charity booksales since 1997 and raised many thousands for charitable causes. If you have any paperback books or jigsaws that you would like to donate to us for our charity book sales, please click here to send us a message, selecting 'bookstall' in the subject tab drop down menu box. Thank you to our many customers over the years and we look foward to serving both you and new customers at our next bookstall outside Waitrose main entrance in Nailsea High Street on 1 June 2013.
Used laser toner & inkjet cartriges and phones for Children's Hospice South West
We collect empty laser printer toner and inkjet printer cartridges together with old mobile phones for donation to Children's Hospice South West. They are able to sell them for recycling in order to raise funds towards the considerable annual running costs of the service they provide for life limited children at Charlton Farm, Wraxall. If you have any you would like to donate please contact us by clicking here to open a contact form and selecting 'IT Contact' in the 'Subject' drop down menu box. See an example of the letters of appreciation receivedand thank you for your support for this very worthwhile cause.
Looking for a new idea for your Birthday Party, Club event or Charity Fundraising?
The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell will run a Casino Night for your entertainment. Check out our Casinos page and contact us for more information. Select 'Casinos' in the 'Subject' drop down menu box on the contact form.
Some Future events (select the tab at the top of the page for a full list)
1 June 2013 Charity Bookstall. Outside Waitrose main entrance on Nailsea High Street.
23 June 2013 Nailsea Charity Walk and run. Organised walk and run for entrants to raise funds for charities and local organisations of their own choice.
4 July 2013 Charity Golf Day in aid of St Michael's Hospital Special Care Baby Unit (Neonatal Unit).
The Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell Trust Fund is registered charity number 1038467.