Community Services

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Community Service is the traditional and well known face of Rotary International and Service above self is one of the key driving forces of the Rotary Movement.

Our Bexhill Club Committees remit is to promote and implement activities that provide charitable service and to support other charitable bodies.

These activities are in the main chosen in order to benefit individuals and organisations residing in the Bexhill Area; however our reach may extend to other areas as well. Bexhill Rotary Club welcomes requests for help from local organisations

Corona virus restrictions will undoubtedly both limit some of our regular activities this year as well as driving demand and new opportunities for providing much needed support in the community. The year starts by meeting an immediate support need with the Mayors Food Bank initiative picking up food donations from generous public households and delivering them to the Foodbank each week, and planned Beach Cleaning.

 

Our 2020/21 Committees Ongoing Service initiatives

Blind Driving in Association with East Sussex Association for the Blind (ESAB)

This will continue to be a key service that the Club has committed to for many years now. We have a core group of drivers supported by other Club members as required, undertaking Transport duties for blind or partially sighted members of the Association who meet every 1st Friday at St Augustine’s Church Hall.

Hearing Aid Service

This service plays a crucial part in our commitment in providing healthcare support to those in need in our community. It also strengthens our ties and builds bridges with local hospitals and independent care providers. Roger Heyes and his team have now extended cover to Bexhill Hastings and Eastbourne. 

Charity Nominations

We are grateful for the efforts of all the club's members and public in supporting the Christmas and other Fundraising activities to provide a healthy pot to distribute to the nominated worthy causes. This year like last year will add challenges for fund raising due to Covid restrictions.

Our committee will focus on local causes and organisations proposed by our President and Council, but also gives consideration on any other causes recommended by any member of the club.

Bexhill Caring Community Initiatives

There will be continued focus on supporting this organisation where we can and as we have been doing for some years now. 

Senior Citizens Tea Party

This event will hopefully follow on in true fashion entertaining some 100-seniorfolk.  With an array of entertainment and a splendid afternoon tea spread a good time is always guaranteed for all. 

The committee thank all members of our Club and their partners for the same superb support for this event in past years.

Health Awareness Day

We will continue to build on the previous successful Health Awareness and Blood Pressure Checking Days. This event is building a reputation for itself amongst the community. Last year there was even support from NHS Local Trust Healthcare Providers.

 

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Computer for The Refuge

more Information on the Presentation.

Covid Vaccination Support

more Rotary Club Volunteers help out at Sidley Surgery.

The team are instructed by BEG.

Mulching Project

more The Club tends trees for Bexhill Environmental Group.

Rotary Support the Foodbank and HUG.

more Generous Bexhill Resident's donations are transported to the Foodbank.

‘Warming Up the Homeless’

more Community Service Team in Action

Tree Planting Project

more Bexhill Rotary volunteers and BEG Plant 520 Trees..

Bexhill Rotary Help the Foodbank

more Collections and Deliveries.

STRIVE CAFE OPEN

more The Cafe in the Town Centre which our Club Supported is back open

Purple Crocuses to End Polio Now.

more Purple for Polio

MENCAP THEATRE TRIP

more January 2019 at Devonshire Park Theatre.

Christmas Day at the Conquest Hospital

more Santa and helpers bring happiness to the Conquest children’s wards on Christmas Day.

Christmas Hamper Packing

more Rotarians helped Bexhill Caring Community pack and deliver hampers to local people prior to Christmas.

Help for Bexhill Foodbank

more On 28th June our outgoing President Paul Frostick presented a cheque for £1500 to the food bank. The manager Rev Simon Earl is seen holding the cheque.

Christmas Hampers

more Bexhill Caring Community Helped with Christmas Hampers..

Grand Tea Party

more Annual Tea Party

Help with Bexhill Caring Community Hampers

more Bexhill Rotary help with Bexhill Caring Community hampers

Health Awareness Day

more Health Awareness Day

Grand Tea Party

more Tea Party - St Augustines Church Hall

Glenleigh Park presentation

more Cheque presentation to Glenleigh Park Primary Academy

Bexhill does the World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan Fundraiser

more Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

Rotary event marks 10 years of stroke prevention

more Health Awareness Day 2013

Carers and Rotarians at Sheffield Park Station

Care for the Carers Dayout

more Carers Day Out to Sheffield Park

Home Hearing Aid Support

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Christmas Street Collections

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Prostates & Mountains

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Homestart

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Sue Simms Climbing Kilimanjaro

more

St Mary's Fete

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Community and Vocational Service Award

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Tea Party

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Fairtrade

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Kit Bags for First Responders

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Old Folks Tea Party

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Orientation Plaque Unveiling

more Unveiling of a new Orientation Plaque at Galley Hill by the Mayor of Bexhill

Cheque Presentation to HomeStart

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Senior Citizens' Tea Party

more Held at St Augustine's Church Hall

Community and Vocational Service Award to Megan Traice

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Hearing Support Update

more Our Club Hearing Support Project 6 years on.

Stroke Awareness Day

more St John Ambulance took Blood Pressure readings at Bexhill Sailing Club.

THE OARSOME FOURSOME

more Support from the Inian Ocean rowers for Stroke Awareness day

Bexhill Rotary Club supports the Kent/Sussex Air Ambulance

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