Pickering’s Rotarians pride themselves on being doers. We meet together regularly to enjoy a meal and each other’s company but that’s just cover for an enterprise that seeks to help people both in the locality and further afield.
Rotarians help largely through raising money, sometimes by holding buckets in market places and town centres in the hope that members of the public might donate. We have recently been collecting for the Ukraine appeal in Pickering, and along with Moors Gateway Rotary in Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. We have collected in excess of £6000 through the generosity of the citizens and visitors to these towns.
Our other main source of funds has been organising the car parking at local country shows and other events. These were all cancelled during the Covid pandemic but are now restarting. Last November we supported the Dolby Dash, a 10k run in Dolby Forest, and will be supporting the car parking at the Ryedale Show on 26th July and the Egton Show on 24th August, as well as next November's Dolby Dash.
Throughout the pandemic we continued to run writing and photography competitions for the young people at our local schools as both our Young Writer and Young Photographer competitions can be run entirely online. We have entered our winning entries to the District Rotary competitions where further success has been achieved.
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The club suspended its meetings during the Covid lockdowns but have been meeting regularly since July 2021 with a short suspension over last Christmas.
We meet on Wednesdays at Noon for 12.30pm(The last Wednesday of each month is an evening meeting at 7.00pm.) Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering
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