Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell
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.
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 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.
APPEAL FOR HELP - NAILSEA & BACKWELL ROTARY NEEDS SPACE The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell has for many years run a very popular second-hand bookstall in Nailsea. Despite the ‘give-away’ prices, some £2,000 per annum has been raised for local charities and good causes such as funding our work for local schools. The club has lost its store room and sorting area and is actively seeking replacement premises. If you or anyone you know has an empty outbuilding or garage in the Nailsea or Backwell district which Rotary could use, we would be most grateful if you would contact us. If you have or know of such premises and would like to help Rotary to continue our charity work, please contact Ken on (01275) 854888 or firstname.lastname@example.org .Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs. 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 the total sum raised by the event exceeded the 2015 achievement by about £2K to total over £22K. Thank you to all who have taken part, our business sponsors, Tesco who provide the fruit and bottle water for all walkers and runners and to all those who donate and/or sponsor participants. Donations or sponsorship in order to support the participating charities and local community organisations are invited for The 2017 Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs which will be taking place on Sunday 25 June 2017.
Charity Golf Day. Our popular annual charity golf day will be held on Friday 4 August 2017. Download a combined leaflet and booking form from here. See the Golf Day section of the site for full details.
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.
Charity Book sales and handbag sales
We 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 on 25 March 2017 in Nailsea Town Centre.
The next charity handbag sale will also be in the spring of 2017 and we would be grateful for donations of good condition items.
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)
1 April 2017 Spanish Evening at Backwell W I Hall.
15 July 2017 Murder Mystery at Backwell W I Hall.
The Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell Trust Fund is registered charity number 1038467.
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We meet on Thursdays at 1930 hours (4th monthly at 1800 hours unless otherwise stated) Mizzymead Recreation Centre, Mizzymead Rise, Nailsea, BS48 2JJ tel: 01275 854181