Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell

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A very warm welcome from The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell, a member Club of Rotary International. 2016/17 is our 40th anniversary year of serving the community both local and international.

Select this line for a short summary of Rotary and what it does both locally and Worldwide. 

View over Backwell from Backwell Hill with Nailsea in the far distanceOur 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 an active social programme.  We meet on nearly every Thursday evening at The Mizzymead Recreation Centre in the middle of Nailsea.  New members are always welcome. Do follow this link if you would like to know more about us or are thinking that you might like to join us.

Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs 2016 Once again the 2016 event surpassed all previous records - the number of participants was 13% up on 2015, there were more fundraising pages leading to a significant increase on the sums being raised online and it is clear that the total sum raised by the event will exceed the 2015 achievement of about £20K. Thank you to all who have taken part, our business sponsors, Tesco who provided the fruit and bottle water for all walkers and runners and to those who have donated and/or sponsored participants. Further donations or sponsorship in order to support the participating charities and local community organisations are invited.The 2017 Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs will be taking place on Sunday 25 June 2017.

Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell Trust Fund

Funds raised are used to support other charities and commumity causes locally and worldwide.  E.g., we provide bursaries to local school students to assist them with opportunities to further their education and career and we regularly contribute to the fund raising for the eradication of Polio worldwide.  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 towards our Trust Fund please select the mydonate button below which will take you to our secure online payment system hosted by BT MyDonate where you will see the "donate now" button on the right side of the page. The Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell Trust Fund is Registered Charity No.1038467.

East African Hospital Refurbishment Project

The new Makunduchi Hospital Primary Care UnitThe proceeds of multiple events, together with contributions from other Rotary Clubs and grant funds from other Rotary charities has raised more than £102,000 for the renovation of and purchase of equipment for hospitals in Zanzibar. Part of the monies have previously funded the acquisition of medical machinery designed specifically for use in the local environment and funds are now being spent on the refurbishment of another hospital in the north of that country. Thank you to all who have contributed to the tremendous success of this project.

Charity Book sales and handbag sales

Charity Booksale being held by The Rotary Club of Nailsea & BackwellWe have been running our charity booksales since 1997 and have raised many thousands of pounds for charitable causes. If you have any paperback books, jigsaws or CDs and DVDs 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 the next one, which will be in the spring of 2017 in Nailsea Town Centre.  The next handbag sale will also be in the spring of 2017.

Used laser toner & inkjet cartridges and phones for Children's Hospice South West

Example inkjet cartridges (which come in various shapes and sizes)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 Example laser toner cartridge (which come in various shapes and sizes)contact us by clicking here to open a contact form and selecting 'IT Contact' in the 'Subject' drop down menu box. 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 to enter in your diary (select the Programme tab at the top of the page for a full list)

3 February 2017 Lions Brass for Youth concert at Nailsea School.

The Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell Trust Fund is registered charity number 1038467.