The Carnival Day Duck Race is run in July every year. The ducks enter the River Brain after the Carnival procession has passed along Bridge Street about 215 PM.
But, of course, the race did not happen in 2020 or 2021 but we intend to be back in 2022.
Every Year-5 or Year-6 child at a junior school in Witham is presented with a dictionary. And Autumn 2021 was no exception despite covid-19.Details
Rotary has a World-wide programme to eradicate polio.
This work has continued despite the pandemic when the World has been thinking about a new disease.
Santa was around Witham last December but with a sleigh tracker though weather, Covid and technical trouble with his reindeer limited his tours. For 2022 he will be back 100% fighting fit.
For donations we accept cash and the popular cards - see below.
Here are a few logos of some charities we have recently supported and selected photos of recent presentations of typical donations.Details
For 68 years seniors living in Witham have come to a tea party given by the Rotary Club of Witham. Unfortunately we had to cancel the Party for 2020 and 2021because of the covid-19 but hope for some similar event in 2022.Details
COVID 19 AND ALL THAT......
It came as no surprise that the Rotary Club like many similar cancelled its meetings and events whilst the various Covid Regulations were in force.
So it was great that we were able to restart our November/December 2021 Santa Street Tours and static collections at Morrisons, Lidl and Aldi in Witham. Our Ukrainian aid street collections in March 2022 succesfully donated a final total of £3000 and a grateful thanks to all who donated and contributed to those collections.Next event the Brain River duck race on the 9th July 2022
Watch this space for further announcements.
Now for some history....
Duck Race 2019
The Carnival Day Duck Race went ahead as usual but with more corporate ducks, coloured red, taking part this year. Several hundred ducks entered the River Brain upstream of the finishing post in Bridge Street. This year, although the judges word is final, there was no need for them to make difficult decisions as there was a clear winner, duck number 136 was first past the line. The photo shows the judges waiting for the ducks.....
For over sixty years the Rotary Club of Witham has been supporting local, national and international charities.
Recently the Club has supported the Boys Brigade, Brainwave, Essex Air Ambulance, St John Ambulance, Home Start, Shelter Box and the International Red Cross, as well a dozen other local charities. Also, every junior school pupil receives a dictionary in year 5.
Here is a picture of pupils at Templars School , November 2017, showing off their dictionaries.
Funds are raised in many ways. People in Witham know about Santa and his sleigh and its tour round the town just before Christmas collecting for the charities the Club supports. There is also the duck race, seen at the start, below, in Bridge Street, on Carnival Day.
So funds come from events like steet collections, sponsored walks, hot chestnut sales and so on. Keep an eye on the Charity Window in Richards Funeral Services in Newland Street for the latest details on all Witham
We meet on Tuesdays at 1:00pm(We now hold weekly lunch meetings on Tuesdays at the Rivenhall Oaks Golf Club, Oaks Pavillion, Witham12:30pm for 1pm.) Rivenhall Oaks Golf Club
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