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Rotary Collection for Shelterbox

Rotary Collection for Shelterbox

The people of Llanelli have generously donated £3,890 to Shelterbox via Rotary collections, giving people a safe home after disaster has struck.

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Rotary Supports Ty Hafan

Rotary Supports Ty Hafan

Rotary Llanelli has now raised over £15,000 for Ty Hafan Children's Hospice. Local people are always super-generous when we're collecting for this wonderful organisation that supports children with life-shortening conditions - thank you!

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Local lad has first taste of leadership

Local lad has first taste of leadership

Kyle Thomas overcame his nerves to take to the stage at the last Rotary Llanelli meeting and tell members about his experience at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

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Refreshing Urban Planters project

Refreshing Urban Planters project

Members of Rotary Llanelli have visited Swansea Environment Centre to look at the street furniture they have designed and think about how we could do something similar in Llanelli.

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David Timbrell-Hill

David Timbrell-Hill

Find out why the owner of Llanelli's Beer Park became a Rotarian and how he's involved.

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Nikki Symmons MBE

Nikki Symmons MBE

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About us

Llanelli Rotary Club is an active and engaged group that is passionate about making a positive impact in our local community. Rotary Club’s motto is ‘service above self’. Although we are an international organisation heavily involved in global issues such as our End Polio Now campaign, we are also active within our community here in Llanelli. 

Youth Competitions 

We run local heats of the Youth Speaks, Young Musician, Young Chef, Young Writer and Young Photographer competitions during the autumn and spring terms. This allows children to practice important skills and participate in a national competition. 

Watch Out Books 

In the last year, we have distributed Watch Out books, warning children of all ages about what dangers they need to watch out for, to all schools in the area – in Welsh and English.

Rotakids (7-12 years) and Interact (12-18 years) 

We have helped to set up Rotakids and Interact clubs in local schools. Will your school be next?  

Fundraising 

Our annual sponsored bike ride from North Dock to Burry Port and back raised £1,350 for Llanelli Mind in 2022. At a race night last autumn, we raised £1,700 to provide activities for local Ukranian refugees. Our collections during the carnival, reindeer parade and at the retail park raised nearly £6,000 at Christmas, shared between Ty Hafan, Llanelli Mind and Llanelli Deaf Centre. Our coronation party raised almost £200 for the hospice and Many Tears rescue centre. 

At alternate Rotary Club meetings, our card draw is in aid of the food bank at Myrtle House. To date, we have donated £787 of food and toiletries for those most in need in the town. 

Rotarians were also involved in the Marie Curie daffodil appeal in Morrisons, which raised over £800.  

During the last year, we also carefully distributed the £15,000 that local people helped us raise for Ukranian refugees in Poland and Ukraine. These funds provided medical aid, warm clothing and generators. 

Our fundraising efforts have also enabled us to send six Shelter Box tents to Turkey/Syria to help people left without homes after the earthquake. Six families can now feel secure knowing that they have some private space in a tent that will withstand all sorts of inclement weather. We are grateful to local residents who have supported us in our fundraising. 

Wrap Up UK 

We scrambled a team into action as soon as we heard about the Wrap Up UK initiative last winter. Within a week, we had collection points around town for people to donate warm coats. These were distributed to those in need in Llanelli via several local organisations. We plan to set up a similar scheme this year.

Beach Cleans & Recycling 

Weather permitting, we organise a beach clean every month at North Dock, and our environment group is looking at ways to tackle the litter issue at source and improve the natural environment in the town.

We have started collecting used blister packs used for medicines, which can’t go in the household recycling. We give them to Savers chemist in Llanelli, which sends them for specialist recycling. We have also collected old spectacles for Morrisons, which is sending them to Cambodia. 

If you are interested in making a positive impact here in Llanelli or further away, we encourage you to come along to one of our meetings. We have a lot of fun - why don't you come along and experience it for yourself?

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 19:00 for 19:30

(2nd and 4th Wed of the month. The duration of the Wednesday evening meeting is approximately three hours. ) Diplomat Hotel
Felinfoel Road
Llanelli
SA15 4HA  01554756156

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Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

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