Community Services Activities

The Communtiy Services Committee oversees many of our activities including those of  "Communtiy Services & Vocation"; "International"; and "The Music & Dance Festival" .  In short, anything to do with serving the community in its widest sense.

Our specific activities are always under review, but currently include:-

The annual Christmas Collection in Lion Walk Shopping Centre;

The Colchester Music & Dance Festival;

Support to the Colchester Blind Club;

Dictionaries4Life - where we supply a dictionary to primarys school children at several local schools;

KidsOut Day - where we take special needs children & their carers on a day out to Colchester Zoo;

Young Carers Day - where we take Young Carers for a day out at Mersea Outdoor Activity Centre - this project is run in conjunction with our colleagues at the Rotary Club of Kelvedon & District;

Caravan Holidays - where we take disadvantaged families (normally with a child with a severe health problem) for a weeks caravan holiday

Monthly Foodbank Collection - where we collect food items for Colchester foodbank;

V Festival Tent Collection - where we support our colleagues at RC Kelvedon & District in collecting the tents left behind at the Chelmsford V Festival - they are then sold for charity

International Students Reception - where we welcome international students to Colchester with a reception at Colchester Town Hall

Play Santa Appeal - where we collect toys for underprivilged local children at Christmas - we do this in conjunction with Williams & Griffin & The Essex County Standard

WaterAid - where we use surplus monies from our Club lunch meetings to support the WaterAid charity;

Hats for Headway - where we all wear a silly hat in return for making a donation to the Headway Charity