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 Coronavirus & Club Events & New Opportunities

We very much regret that, until further notice, all physical Club meetings and Events have been cancelled.

These include meetings at The Bell Hotel, Away Days and other outside events. However, the Club members are meeting via Zoom, which has proved very beneficial. We continue to meet virtually and also have some very entertaining speakers and a lot of good fellowship.

Also please note that the SMILE Cafe is currently closed on Thursdays but, we hope to be able to reopen in the autumn and at a new location in the town.

Meanwhile, our sincere thanks to everyone for their understanding during this potentially critical period and we hope to get back to 'normal' as soon as we can.  However, if you think our club could help in any way during the lockdown period, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will see what we might be able to do.

Why not think about starting a new club with friends and colleagues.

Rotary is for everyone both young and old, men and women. You could think about getting together with people of your own age and becoming a group that gets involved in the local community, or overseas, with projects that can make a real difference to peoples lives. At the same time, having lots of fun. Equally, you don't have to adopt all of the Rotary structure or systems and can be a flexible and independent team that can rely on the support of the Saxmundham club, meeting when, where and how you like. Why not contact us to see how you could make this happen and what a difference you could make.

Community Small Grants Scheme

The  Community Small Grants Scheme, for people in our local area, has been in operation for some time and we have been able to help with financial support for some very worthy projects.

Please go to the 'What We Do' drop-down box and select 'Community & Vocational Projects' to get more details about the scheme and how to apply.

The 2021 Heritage Coast Run / Walk

Sadly, our 38th event has been cancelled. Due to the ongoing COVID - 19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel our 2021 event that was due to take place on Sunday 2nd May and we hope to be able to announce further details for 2022 in the near future. The Heritage Coast Run / Walk has been hugely successful for almost forty years and raised well over £500,000 for a variety of charities. It is our Club's major fundraising event of the year as well as being a huge social occasion. 


What a Result in 2019 !!

The last Marathon event we were able to hold, raised over £13,000 for worthy causes. The two main charities supported were Prostate Cancer UK and East Suffolk Prostate Cancer Care who received £6000 and £1000 respectively. The remaining funds used to support local good causes.

Also, in the run up to Christmas 2019, over £1800 was collected in the Leiston, Friday Street and Wickham Market areas for the Ipswich based charity, St Elizabeth's Hospice.

General Data Protection Act (GDPR) 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation came into force on 25th May 2018. It is EU law but also become law in the UK on 25th May 2018 (regardless of BREXIT having taken place) and will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. The Club will ensure that it is fully compliant with the new legislation.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at Evening & Lunch

(1st Monday 7.00 for 7.30pm. Third Monday 12.30 for 1.00pm No parking available at hotel. Public car park 200 yds. Please contact Secretary Keir Wyatt on either 01728 724848 or keirjameswyatt@gmail.com ) The Bell Hotel
31 High Street
Saxmundham, Suffolk
IP17 1AF  01728 602331

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