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Welcome to Staines Rotary

Students from the Matthew Arnold School attend RYLA


Over the Easter holidays this year, five students from the Matthew Arnold School were selected to attend a five-day youth leadership course run by the Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development at the centre in High Ashurst, on behalf of Rotary.

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Winners of Rotary's Young Writer Competition


Two students from the Matthew Arnold School had plenty to be pleased with when they were told that that they were winners of Rotary's Young Writer Competition in the Borough of Spelthorne.

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Collecting for BBC Children in Need


Members of Staines Rotary joined forces with clubs from across the Thames Valley at Heathrow Airport recently to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

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Mayor of Spelthorne inducted as an Honorary Rotarian


At the same meeting at the Bells as the RYLA student's presentation, we were delighted to welcome the new Mayor of Spelthorne, Councillor Vivienne Leighton and her husband Chris.

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Rotary spreads the word


For several years now, Staines Rotary has presented every child in Year 5 at all the Primary Schools in Staines and Laleham with an Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to help them with their school work.

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About us

We are part of Rotary International, a global network of service volunteers. We get involved in local, national and international community and humanitarian projects.
 
But of course it has to be fun too and we encourage friendship and fellowship at all levels.
 

Know Your Blood Pressure Day

 
Rotary teamed up again this year to support the Stroke Association as clubs from around Great Britain and Ireland came together on Saturday, 22nd April to celebrate 'Know Your Blood Pressure Day'.
 
Rotarians from Staines supported by the Stroke Association, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) and North West Surrey Community First Responders teamed up to host a lifesaving blood pressure testing event in the Elmsleigh Shopping Centre in Staines.
 
Members of the public were able to have their blood pressure checked free of charge, in an attempt to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and strokes.
 
Kevin Bridge, President of Staines Rotary said, “Having a stroke can be devastating but people can reduce their risk significantly by paying attention to their blood pressure. Rotary is proud to support the Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign because it is both simple and effective. The test takes a moment to do and potentially, it could save your life. Last year we held 1,680 events around the country and this year we are keen to reach even more people.”
 
High blood pressure contributes to more than half of all strokes in UK. An estimated 16 million people have high blood pressure and 6.8 million are undiagnosed and may not know that they are at a high risk of stroke. With events like this, together we can conquer stroke.
 

Annual Charity Cheque Giving Evening

An informal gathering on Tuesday, 17th January at the Bells in Church Street saw the handing out of donations from the 2016 Christmas collections.
 
Presided over by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Alfred Friday and Club President Kevin Bridge, handed cheques and certificates to local groups including Laleham School Governors, 1st Staines Scouts, Home-Start Spelthorne, Staines Shopmobility, Burway Rowing Club, Staines Boat Club, Purple Angels, DayBreak and 6th Staines Scouts, all of whom had taken to the streets to help Santa on his rounds.
 
As in previous years the Christmas collections had been in aid of local good causes. President Kevin thanked the groups who had joined in to help.

Fun and games at Staines-upon-Thames Day

Each year, Spelthorne Borough Council organises a day of fun, games and food at the Memorial Park in Staines. This year, Staines-upon-Thames Day was held on Sunday, 26th June and as we have done for many years, Staines Rotary was represented at the event.
 
This year we shared a pitch with Woking and Sam Beare Hospices to promote the collaboration between nine Rotary Clubs and the Hospice as we work to raising £120,000 to equip up to 10 bedrooms at the new Woking Hospice. With the Hospice selling a range of tantalising jams and chutneys, Staines Rotary was appealing to the young, and in some cases the not so young to go fishing or splat the rat! Proceeds from the day have been put towards our fund raising goal, and although the emphasis was very much on fun and not fund raising we still took a respectable £118.
 

More good news from Rotary

The club has raised thousands of pounds for charities and good causes over the years, and its members give freely of their time and effort to help many organisations.

A number of local charities have benefited from donations made by the club, including Daybreak, Home-Start, the Spelthorne MS Society, the Staines Parochial Charities, the Surrey Community Development Trust and Voluntary Action in Spelthorne (VAIS).
 
The club also has a strong international flavour being twinned with the Rotary Club of Melun Vicomte near Paris.  Just recently the clubs gave another donation to the international charity Espoir de Demain.  The charity's main objective is to help orphans and vulnerable children in Porto Novo in Benin to go to school or in some cases to do an apprenticeship, and to receive needed psychological and social support.
 
If you would like to find out more about Rotary or are interested in joining us, do get in touch using the 'Contact Us' option at the top of this page.
 
Here are just a some of the charities and organisations that have benefited from donations made by the club over the last few years.

 


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Rotary Young Citizen Awards


Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.


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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Mercure,                   
Thames Lodge Hotel,
Thames Street,
Staines We meet on Tuesdays at 6.30 for 7pm
Mercure,
Thames Lodge Hotel,
Thames Street,
Staines TW18 4SJ  01784 464433

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