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Other Fund Raisers and Events

Other Fund Raisers and Events

Through the year we run a number of other events and fundraisers. Details are here



We are strong and active supporters of this Rotary Project Partner

Rotary Foundation District Grant - Ecuador

Rotary Foundation District Grant - Ecuador

Working with the Rotary Club of Quito Norte were applying for a Global Grant to support the education and wellbeing of street children in Quito Ecuador. Due to Covid we have scaled this back to a District Grant application.

Cober Valley EBay Charity Shop

Cober Valley EBay Charity Shop

The Club has a continuously running EBay Charity Shop. It is one of our biggest fundraisers

Charity Golf Day at West Cornwall GC

Charity Golf Day at West Cornwall GC

Each year we run a charity golf competition at West Cornwall Golf Club

Junior Youth Speaks

Junior Youth Speaks

In January and February of each year we run a Junior Youth Speaks Competition with our local Junior Schools


About us

We were founded on 4 March 2009, with 13 ladies and 20 men, 10 existing Rotarians and 23 new to Rotary. We are an informal club, but we are serious about serving and contributing to our community.

We are a Registered Charity No 1136551

Our 'friendly' web address is: www.cobervalleyrotary.org.uk

Our FaceBook is here 


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Ecuador District Matched Grant Completed

Finally we achieved a matching grant to support the plight of street children in Quito Ecuador. More pictures and full story later but here is a screen shot of Roberto from Quito Norte Rotary giving us an update on what has been achieved with Ruth and Gladys from CENIT, Bridget from Via Ninos, Meike, Michael and Michael from Freiburg Rotary who also supported the project. Amazing conectivity using technology - modern Rotary for sure.

Still Supporting Good Causes

Despite Covid we are still 'Doing Rotary' with funds being raised through Givery instead of spending on eating out President Aly has asked members to nominate local charities or community projects that could do with some support. With a draw of 3 nominations every 3 months each one will receive £100.
Our first draw has taken place and we have been pleased to support the following with £100 donations.
https://www.nawt.org.uk/centres/cornwall The National Animal Welfare Cornwall Centre in Hayle - nominated by Hilary Young
https://www.firstlight.org.uk/ First Light South West and Plymouth based charity supporting vivitms of domestic and sexaul abuse. - Nominate by Patrick
https://www.gofundme.com/f/climbing-for-nhs-hospital-gardens Robin Hanbury-Tennison a well known local global explorer who having suffered and recovered from Covid in RCHT is fund raising to build a healing garden there. Nominated by Caroline.

Robin's climb for NHS hospital gardens, organized by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

District Grant Support for Penrose Judo Club - Persistence pays off!

In 2017 we applied for and were successful in getting a matching District Grant to help Penrose Judo Club instal a disabled toilet. They have been working at it ever since and overcoming lots of obstacles finally achieving the aim. Well done guys and pleased to have helped out.
Dear Ian
I cannot tell you how grateful we were to receive £1,000 from you towards our disabled toilet/access build at the hall. I am now pleased to confirm that these works have been completed.
The disabled toilet build did take longer than expected partly because we were sourcing funding from other agencies but work finally began in August last year. There were a number of issues with the project from the beginning with a soakaway in the car park at the rear which had been installed previously incorrectly and had to be replaced as well as pipe work for the drainage. We have also had to work with uneven walls and a significant drop off at the rear where the disabled toilet was going to be built. Despite these hiccups and with the support from the community, the build was pretty much completed prior to the lockdown apart from decoration and meeting compliance with regard to electrics etc which has now taken place.
We thought you would like to see the finished article so I have attached a selection of photos from start to finish.
It is our intention to have an official opening ceremony but under current circumstances, this is not possible or permissible at present.
Once again, on behalf of Penrose Judo Club, our sincere thanks for the support you have shown us with this community venture.
Kind regards

Richard Hurst - Head Coach/Sue Bennett - Secretary

We are Now Registered with Amazon Smile

If you shop online through Amazon please do it through Amazon Smile and nominate us 'The Rotary Club of Cober Valley Helston' as your supported charity and we will receive 0.5% of your net purchases as a donation.  It costs you a few clicks but can make a massive difference to our fundraising.


Cober Valley - Covid 19

As with many clubs we have had to change our routine during the ongoing pandemic, nevertheless we are still a very active and vibrant Rotary Club still making a difference for the good in our community and further afield.  During lock down we received a grant from Ebay of over £3,500 - Thank you EBay!!  This enabled us to pass on funds to President Caroline's year charities Truro Samaritans and ShelterBox.

For the time being all our meetings will be by Zoom or in the open air!

Youth speaks 2020

Congratulations to the winning teams from Porthleven and Parc Eglos Schools who go forward to the area final on 11 Feb - more pictures of all the teams on Facebook

Helston Christmas Lights switch on

Our busiest ever this year and contactless payments available for the first time!

Our First Community Evening - 20 Nov 2019

We held our first community evening where we gave out grant funding to a number of local charities  and community groups.  Over £3,000 was distributed.  Here's who we helped:

Stithians Baby and Toddler Group - 3 years sponsorship for insurance cover

Penryn and Falmouth Sea Cadets - to set up a Helston division

Culdrose Youth Football - towards training kit

Helston Girls Rugby - changing room fund

Mullion Football Club - youth team support

Porthleven Guides - New tent

Mustard Seed/Food bank - new freezers

Helston Age Concern - minibus fund

It was a great way to spread the Rotary word - more pictures on our Facebook page

Kids Out Surplus Funds used to Support Local Childrens Hostel

After our successful 12 Club collaboration for Kids Out event in June we had some surplus funds. So responding to a request for support it was agreed to use it to help out a small children’s home called Roston that supports younger children. We helped to fund some planting out in the gardens and provide a swing. They sent a thank you letter back to us and the other clubs that helped out. #proudtoberotary.

The end of President Norman's year

Just some of the things we've been involved in at the end of Norman's tenure as our President.  Stall at Cornwall Car show and starting to sell candle of hope bags, support for the Porthleven gig club and BBQ.. finally the crescendo of presenting a cheque for £5,000 to the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

KIDS OUT - 12 June 2019

Kids Out at Flambards - Organised by Rotarian George impeccably again. Shout out to all the other clubs that help fund it all 12 Rotary Clubs in West Cornwall area: Penzance, Mounts Bay, Hayle, St Ives, Redruth, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes and St Piran, Truro, Truro Boscawen, Helston Lizard, Helston and Cober Valley Helston . A great Day Out!

Annual Golf Competion - £3,000+ Raised for Air Ambulance

10 Year Charter Anniversary  - Club visit to Amsterdam

A Three Club Collaborative Effort secures a District Grant to support the new Helston Skate Park

YouthSpeaks 2019

Well done to the 3 teams that entered. It was a shame that the others pulled out however these three were the highest standard that we have seen to date. A special mention to Porthleven in their first competition. All are winners and well done to Parc Eglos 2 who will go forward to the regional competition in Penzance 5 Feb

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We meet on Wednesdays at 7.00 for 7.15pm, Dinner £14

(1st Wednesday of each month is our 'Out & About' evening - please contact Secretary for details ) Wheal Dream

TR13 0LR  01326 565103

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