Rotary Club of Ely - welcome!

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Aquafest Virtual Duck Race

Aquafest Virtual Duck Race

Sadly, no Aquafest this year but we ran a Virtual Duck Race which has now finished. See the details for a link to the full results

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John Humphrys and the Kitchen Table Charities Trust

John Humphrys and the Kitchen Table Charities Trust

John Humphrys gave a talk on Wednesday 25th November 2020 about his involvement with the Kitchen Table Charity trust

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Christmas Collection December 2020

Christmas Collection December 2020

Out and about one night

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Aquafest 2021 - Sadly cancelled

Aquafest 2021 - Sadly cancelled

Once again (for 2021) we have been forced to cancel the event due to Covid 19

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Shelterbox

Shelterbox

Shelterboxes are needed around the world

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About us

 

       

 

WELCOME TO ELY


A beautiful city steeped in history, is seventeen miles north of Cambridge. The city is dominated by the ancient cathedral, "The ship of the Fens" which has sailed the fen skyline for over 10 centuries. Many of the ancient monastic buildings have been wonderfully preserved and are still in use today.
Oliver Cromwell, who was born in Huntingdon, took up residence in Ely in 1636 and lived here for the next 10 years. His house still stands and is currently used as a museum. From this ancient history, we lead on to the history of the


ROTARY CLUB OF ELY

The Rotary Club of Ely has now been serving the communities of Ely and district for over 70 years, supporting many well known charities in this area (see recent donations page).
On the international front we have supported many projects including Water Aid in Africa and Asia, and are presently active in Rotary Foundation's 'Polio Plus Campaign' to rid the world of Polio. In addition we send 'Shelter Boxes' to disaster areas throughout the world when they occur.
Our fund raising events are already well known in Ely, some of which are the Annual Christmas Collection, Big Band concerts, Metal detecting days etc..

The other main event is the annual Aquafest Riverside gala (see link to its own site) which has now been running for some 40 years, an event that we stage to say 'thank you' to the people of Ely and District for their support in helping us to raise monies for local charities. 

 

The Club is also regularly involved in activities organised by other clubs/groups:

-as sponsors and participants in the annual Macmillan Cancer Support Group "Riverside Walk",raising £8/900 each time.

-as sponsors and Marshals in the annual Ely Triathlon and Aquathon Event; this is not a fund-raiser,rather the objective is to increase local awareness in sporting activities.

-as Marshals in the annual Ely Fun Run,a fund-raiser organised by the Arthur Rank Hospice.

-each year the Club participates in KIDS OUT a day designed by Rotary Clubs nationally to entertain mentally and/or physically-handicapped children and their carers. 

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 pm

(At the Anchor Little Downham, Normally 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the evening at 6:30pm but also a fellowship meeting on the 3rd Wednesday at Witchford Village Hall at 12:30pm ) The Anchor Inn
Little Downham
Ely

CB6 2ST   01353 699333

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