What We Do to help and support our local Community
The Community team of Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) engages with Charities and projects within the local area to see what we can do to help. We get in touch with all the local charities and offer our support, often with financial support for special projects, but also sometimes with physical help, local knowledge or advice.
It may be about supplying some wheelchairs, a laptop or a gazebo. Or we could be helping with transport, gardening or sourcing some much needed equipment. You can see a few stories of projects and Charities we have supported over the years. The relationships we have developed over the years with local Charities and charitable projects are an important asset to us, allowing us to find opportunities to make a real difference to people living in the local area.
Speakers from local Charities and charitable projects are often invited to a TuT Rotary meeting to give us an update on their progress and successes or to inform us of their future plans.
If you would like us to visit your project, Charity or charitable venture or you would like to speak at a TuT Rotary meeting, please contact us by clicking Contact at the top of the website and select Community Service from the drop down.
TuT Rotary Bridge Tournament for Princess Alice Hospice
In 2019 Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) moved to a new location at Cobham Rugby Clubdetails
Golden Day Out 2017
Our annual trip for local residents took in a river trip from Walton to Staines and back. Chugging gently along the river past narrow boats, barges and swans, we enjoyed a nice cup of tea and a good chat.details
Golden Day Out 2014 – Denbies Estate Dorking
Annual trip for elderly and disabled in our areadetails
Some of the charities and causes we have supported
The Community Service committee provides help to a number of local charities and causesdetails
Vineyard Community Centre
Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) is very pleased to help and support the Vineyard Centre in Richmond, which offers a wonderful sanctuary and support network for many local peopledetails
Rotary KidsOut National Day Out
Every June, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland together with KidsOut take over 25,000 disadvantaged children on a fun day out. This year’s Kids Out takes place on 13th June 2018.details
Stroke Awareness Day at Squires Garden Centre
Every year, members of Rotary and qualified medical practitioners are at Squires Garden Centre for the Annual Stroke Awareness Day. Do venture along and have your blood pressure checked.details
Richmond Furniture Scheme 2013
We have supported Richmond Furniture Scheme several times over the years with various projectsdetails
We helped to buy a boat! October 2010
On 31 October 2010, the President Kike Wilkinson and several club members went to see in action the boat we had helped the Twickenham Sea Scouts Corps to purchasedetails
Purple crocuses in bloom 2011
The 7500 crocus bulbs planted in local primary schools last October are in bloom now in the Spring - reminding pupils of the Polio Plus campaign and the purple fingers of immunised childrendetails
Community Award to Anne Wallace 2011
On 29 November Anne Wallace updated the club on the work of the the Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre. It is a free and confidential service, formed to help women facing an unplanned pregnancy, or dealing with an abortion or miscarriage.details
Benches for Teddington Memorial Hospital gardens 4 August 2010
Rotary club members donated four durable hard-wood benches to the hospital on on 4 August 2010.details
Home Link's new kitchen
During the 2008-2009 Rotary year the club presented Home Link respite care centre with £2000 to purchase a new commericial grade cooker for their kitchen at their centre next to St Augustine's Church.details