Our 'home' is beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake in the northern part of the Lake District. Our members are from a wide area around the nearby Cumbrian towns of Keswick and Cockermouth as well as Bassenthwaite village. We have a track record in local and international projects. Locally we work with schools, youth groups, Calvert Trust, hospices and other organsations in our community and we are known for our pop-up Felltop Café on the summit of Latrigg.
Internationally, for many years we provided assistance to hospitals and a children’s home in Ukraine and maintain this link. With the support of other Rotary clubs and sponsors we ran a project to provide a clean water supply to a small community and school in Nepal, and followed up by funding IT equipment for the school.
In partnership with Workington Derwent Rotary, we run the Tiger Boat charity event on Derwent Water.
Barf, West side of Bassenthwaite
Bass Rotary, Friends of Rotary and other volunteers joining forces with West Cumbria Rivers Trust in the fight against Himalayan Balsam at High Mosser, Cumbria, 2021.
Beach litter picking party at Allonby on the Solway coast 2021
Young Photographer Competition 2021. Exhibition in Keswick.
End Polio campaign
Sponsored walk for polio eradication, Dunkeld, Perthshire, 2021
Purple4Polio:planting crocus bulbs at Braithwaite in Cumbria, 2021
New interactive whiteboard in the computer lab at post-earthquake Shree Siddha Devi School, Danda Gaun, Nepal, 2021
Keswick Christmas Fayre, 2021
Local action - fundraising
Pop-up Felltop café - Latrigg, near Keswick, 2022
We meet on Mondays at 6.30pm; twice per month(We meet at at the Pheasant Inn, near Dubwath, Bassenthwaite Lake. We also have outside meetings and events as well as some Zoom meetings. ) The Pheasant Inn
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