You will see us out and about in the weeks leading up to Christmas, either in the town with our annual Staines-upon-Thames Santa Fun Run or our street collections around the neighbourhood with Santa and his Sleigh.
But have you ever wondered what we do with the money that we raise or why we would want to stand out in the cold and wet with our collection buckets, and what is a Rotarian?
But what makes us Rotarians is a desire to help our communities and provide hope where there is despair; peace where there is conflict; relief in areas where there is destruction. One of our biggest achievements is to lead the fight to eradicate Polio in the world, which we have managed to tame to only 139 new cases in 2020 and contained to just two countries, despite a challenging year for global health. This is Amazing! And we are all volunteers.
Rotary Staines supports may charties, including Shooting Star Chase, Purples Angles, The Penrose Club, Transform Housing Support, Home-Start Spelthorne, Spelthorne Dementia Support and Staines Parochial Charities. Each year we donate dictionaries to the local primary schools; help develop tomorrow’s leaders through our Youth Leadership courses and youth competition.
We meet regularly, not because we must, but because we enjoy each other’s company. Our meetings are different each time, and sometimes we enjoy the presence of a guest speaker, who brings a different perspective to our lives on what is happening in the world or in our community. We have had some amazing speakers over the years, who spoke on various subjects like climbing the Himalayas during the earthquake, TFL Zone 6, the History of Staines Old Town Hall, redevelopments in and around Staines.
We have fellowship evenings, which are open to all Rotary friends and family and we are starting to reach out to people like you to join us, therefore if you have a few hours a month that could help us build a stronger community, volunter with Rotary. So, if you would like to find out more, use the 'Contact Us' option at he top of this page.
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