We are a friendly club of just under 50 men and women, sharing lots of fun and fellowship. In the 21st Century the Rotary Club of Burton upon Trent has been awarded the trophy for the best Club in the District (out of then 57 Clubs) on five occasions.
On Mondays we meet at Pirelli Stadium, the home of Burton Albion Football Club. Usually, after lunch, a speaker presents a topic relevant to our community, our charity work, or to Rotary more widely.
To help those in need - locally, nationally and internationally - we raise funds through the Pirelli Stadium Parade, street collections, concerts and shows, quizzes, suppers, dinners, and anything else that springs to mind!
To read more about our Club and the Rotary movement in general, do explore 'What we do' in the menu top left. Our Quarterly Newsletter tells you more about us. Some past activities are shown below.
If you would like to put something back into the community while gaining a whole new group of like-minded friends, come and see us in action. Contact us to arrange a visit to one of our meetings.
Congratulations to Tom Day who on 1st July 2020 took over from Bryan Pickering as the 84th President of Burton Rotary Club, and to Bryan for piloting the Club successfully through the initial Covid storm.
Congratulations to Burton Rotary Club which under President Bryan won a Presidential Citation for 2019/2020 (out of only 7 awarded in the whole District). In 2018/19 we were awarded the Bernard Simcox trophy for Membership, and in 2017/18 the District award for the best project, for the Club's outstanding contribution to community prostate cancer screening. In each of the previous 3 years, we had won the District Youth Development Cup.
Our biggest ever project was the funding of a 'cancer' ward at Queen's Hospital in Burton.
Two current projects
Since 2017 the Club has been supporting the Rotary Club of Blantyre in Malawi to provide two units of Ecological Sanitary Toilets at Bangwe School.
Together with major stakeholders, we are also developing proposals to improve Burton railway station.
Recent projects include funding for
Chestnut Grange - a sheltered housing development in Burton; the Krizevac project in Malawi, the Auntie Project in South Africa; sensory rooms for Fountains School in Burton and Donna Louise children's hospice at Stoke on Trent; an outdoor shelter at Donna Louise children's hospice; and a new refrigerated van for Burton Addiction Centre (Langan's) to to develop an external catering service.
. . . includes decorating at Queen's Hospital in Burton and Scropton Riding Centre for the disabled, gardening, including at Donna Louise Hospice and John of Rolleston School, planting trees, planting crocuses, and creating a wild-life area at John of Rolleston School.
We regularly donate substantial sums to Aquabox and Shelterbox, two Rotary Charities working in international disaster relief, and over the years have raised particularly large amounts in the wake of major disasters in the poorest parts of the world.
Follow this link for a detailed report on the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Charitable support in 2019 - 20 included
. . . (locally) the Apne Charity Fund, Burton Addiction Centre, Burton Albion Community Trust, Burton YMCA Foodbank (and work with the homeless), the Central Mosque Foodbank, the Caribbean Association Foodbank, Derek's Tree, Guides Hospital Bags, Local Heroes Awards, the Midlands Air Ambulance, the Salvation Army Foodbank, Speakability, St Chad's Community Centre, St Giles Hospice, Staffordshire Search and Rescue, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, as well as a number of individuals and local schools.
. . . (nationally) DEBRA, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hearing Dogs, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
. . . (internationally) Aquabox, End Polio Now, the Guatemala Literacy Project, Hearing Ambassadors Mercy Ships, Rotary Foundation, and Shelterbox.
Sadly we had to cancel our major annual fundraising event, the Pirelli Stadium Parade advertising local businesses. We hope it will return in the spring. To read more about it, and to view our business partners and major sponsors please use this link.
The Rotary Club of Burton upon Trent Trust Fund is a Registered Charity.
Charity No. 512286
We meet on Mondays at 12.45(Currently we meet at 13.30 on Zoom only - meeting length app. 1 hour. For log-in details, use the contact form. ) Burton Albion Football Club
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