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World Polio Day Tuesday 24th October 2023

World Polio Day Tuesday 24th October 2023

Casterbridge Club and our partners, friends and guests all honouring World Polio Day and wearing purple.

Youth Competitions 2022/2023

Youth Competitions 2022/2023

Casterbridge Rotary were very pleased to be able to offer Young Writer, Young Artist, Young Photographer, Young Chef and Youth speaks in the last Rotary Year. We thank all the young people who entered, the schools and judges who supported us.

Dorchester Litter Pick 2023

Dorchester Litter Pick 2023

Photos of the Rotarians and others Helping

Kenya Schools Project Update

Kenya Schools Project Update

Report on 2023 Visit


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Casterbridge Rotary remains committed to helping local charities and good causes and I am pleased to announce that the Christmas Draw for 2023 will be run again this year.  

The Draw has been running since 2004 and during this time it has raised more than £155,000 and we hope that 2023 will be the most successful year yet. 

We are very grateful to our sponsors as without their help this draw could not have taken place especially so this year when we know many businesses have struggled with the continued impact of the economic situation.  We are pleased to retain the support of many of our sponsors including Dorchester Timber, Meyers Estate Agents, Brewery Square, and Edwards & Keeping Accountants, and are delighted to also have the support of Magna Mazda and Wilmott Dixon. 

The principles of the draw remain unchanged: 

Participants (which must be small local groups or not-for-profit organisations) sell the draw tickets which are in books of 5, these are sold at £1 per ticket, money and ticket stubs are returned to Casterbridge Rotary Club.  The Rotary members will endeavour as in previous years to add a bonus to the amount raised by a participating charity or group, by selling tickets at Dobbies Garden Centre. 

The Dorchester Christmas draw winning tickets will be drawn on Friday 16th December 2022. 

Cash prizes of 1st Prize £500, 2nd prize £250, 3rd prize £100. 4th prize £50 

Every penny raised by an organisation selling draw tickets will be returned to that organisation together with any bonus from the Casterbridge Rotary Club sales. (This is usually an additional 5% but in 2021 we achieved 15%)                      

Payment must be received WITHOUT FAIL by noon on Friday 15th December for your sold tickets to be entered into the draw 

This is an opportunity for you to raise those much-needed funds to help your organisation.  Selling tickets is always a challenge, but we anticipate that with the critical need for funds; groups will rise to the occasion and be delving into phone books, email contacts, and utilising social media to persuade their family and friends to support them 


Please see further info under 'what we do' - Christmas Draw 2023, which includes a link on how to access tickets.


Chair of the Christmas Draw Steering Committee and Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Dorchester Casterbridge


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 19.15

(We have a monthly calendar that usually includes 1) a speaker meeting at Kings Arms Hotel, 2) Project group meeting arranged by members, 3) our business meeting is online and 4) a social meeting which varies. See 'future meetings' section.) Kings Arms Hotel
30 High East Street
DT1 1HF  01305 238238
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