Rotary Club of Croydon Jubilee - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Club members are on a rota for driving MS members to fortnightly meetings and outings. We hope this will resume once it is safe to do so.details
International & Foundation
Working with other clubs in The Netherlands and Zambia to build and support school classroomsdetails
Our club joins with others on providing opportunities for young people through Kids Out, the Rotary Youth Leadership Programme, and encouraging public speaking and debating skills through the Youth Speaks programme between schools.details
Thank you for your interest in the Rotary Club of Croydon Jubilee.
We are one of 7 Rotary Clubs in Croydon. We used to meet on Monday evenings for fellowship and to work together to raise money for great causes, supported by the world wide Rotary organisation. Our motto is Service before self.
In the light of Public Health advice the Club is no longer holding weekly meetings and, like many other organisations, we have had to cancel our fund raising events.
We now have weekly zoom meetings and have used the money we might otherwise have spent on meals at our meetings to create a COVID fund, to be used to help local Covid related projects and initiatives. So far we have distributed over £6000.
One of the health related projects we supported was an initiative started by Corinne Fernandez, the wife of local GP, who together with her colleagues Wendy and Sarah spotted the need of local GPs for scrubs and masks and set about manufacturing them, not only for GPs but for other social care settings. The amount we donated provided 240 sets of scrubs.
We also made donations to organisations providing help to those in urgent need. We gave £1000 ( half of which came from a District Grant) to Nightwatch who provide nightly food support in Central Croydon for the homeless and others,(www.croydonnightwatch.org.uk); to Legacy Youth Zone who provide food parcels in the West Croydon and Thornton Heath areas, and to The Vine and to Good Food Matters in New Addington and to the Shrublands and Rivivify Food Banks. We have also given money to the local MIND organisation and to the Salvation Army. On the international front We contributed to an initiative led by the Purley Club to support a children's hospital in Beirut, which had been damaged by the explosion at the port.
Our President , Rajan, is a retired GP and health issues have been a key focus of the club. We have benefitted over lockdown by hearing from a number of local clinical speakers about the challenges they face. While active fundraising may still be some months away we will continue to look for ways to support our local community through others. We would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to join our endeavours.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Croham Hurst Golf Club, Croham Road, South Croydon
CR2 7HJ 020 8657 5581