Our Projects and The team
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.
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.
Christmas Day at the Conquest Hospital
Santa and helpers bring happiness to the Conquest children’s wards on Christmas Day.details
Christmas Hamper Packing
Rotarians helped Bexhill Caring Community pack and deliver hampers to local people prior to Christmas.details
Help for Bexhill Foodbank
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.details
Help with Bexhill Caring Community Hampers
Bexhill Rotary help with Bexhill Caring Community hampersdetails
Orientation Plaque Unveiling
Unveiling of a new Orientation Plaque at Galley Hill by the Mayor of Bexhilldetails
Stroke Awareness Day
St John Ambulance took Blood Pressure readings at Bexhill Sailing Club.details