Community Service

Local support for charities and individuals

Oswestry public places


The Borderland Rotary Community Service Committee is always happy to consider requests for financial assistance or practical help from individuals and good causes within the local community.

Borderland’s Big Macmillan Coffee event in September created some fun and, raised £550 for them.

In Planning and ongoing

Not every idea planned works out, but most do.

Books & Bottle Stalls at Ellesmere Regatta - 3rd July

Recent Activities 

Bookstall at Derwen College Fete - 28th May  

Raised £202 and Borderland Rotary donated £48 to make it £250.

18th March - The Oswestry School student's Community Action Group came to help Borderland Rotary on their regular litter picking project in Eastern Oswestry recently. This is the second month these students have come to help with this project. The students were pleased to see that there was less litter,just 3 bags full this time compared to 6 bags filled on the first occasion! Members of the public said they were pleased to see the young people helping to keep our community clean and tidy.

4th March - Borderland Rotary Community Team managed a litter picking session in Eastern Oswestry in partnership with 20 students from Oswestry School's Community Action Group as part of this years national 'Big Litter Pick'. They plan to return again on Friday the 18th of March and then on a monthly basis going forward.

1st March - Children's Bookstall at Whittington School raised £80.50 for poetry books at the school.   Borderland Rotary made this up to £100.

24th December - President Cathy & David with Justin & Sherie Soper delivered 30 reheatable Christmas Day meals from the Wynnstay Hotel on behalf of the Oswestry Foodbank to families in Pant, Chirk & Oswestry.  (We found the weather really wet! but it was worth it just to see the smiles and thanks from the families after another tough year).

16th December - Father Christmas visited 'Our Lady & St Oswalds Catholic Primary School'  with his Reindeer helper, to deliver his Christmas message and presents to the students. (Justin & Sherie Soper were in costume to do this for the Club).

9th December - President Cathy, Harry & Sherie presented a £350 cheque to Heather Bache at the League of Friends, Orthopaedic Hospital from the proceeds of the Club's “Book & Bottle” stall in August.

Fri. 30th September - Oswestry Centre - Macmillan Coffee Morning raised £550

Mon. 30th August - Ellesmere - "Mere Mile" Swim - Marshalling and Collections

Sat. 28th August - Oswestry Market - Used Books Stall

             Sat. 7th August - Gobowen - "Festival in the Field" -  Book & Bottle Stall raised £350                  

Sat. 31st July - Oswestry Market - Childrens Books & DVD Stall

                       Fri. 18th June - Litter picking in partnership with Oswestry Town Council

 Borderland Rotary provide a secondhand bookstall at the Derwen College Fete and a bottle tombola at the Summer Fete organised by the League of Friends of the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Gobowen. 

Other sales of secondhand Books in Oswestry took place in July and August.

Oswestry Food Bank is given financial and practical support by Borderland Rotary. This support included the delivery of Christmas trees and hot meals on Christmas eve.

We have been able to support Oswestry Food Bank, Oswestry and Shrewsbury Crucial Crew, Friends of the Victoria Centre, Derwen College, Hope House Childrens Hospice, Disabled Swimming Club, Library Homework Club and many, many more.

Borderland Rotary provide helpers for the annual Disabled Games, held each September. We take responsibility for the tennis activity and members are always impressed by how participants respond to a new challenge and the chance to acquire a new skill.

Practical support is given to the Oswestry and Shrewsbury Crucial Crew by members acting as marshalls and chaperones.   Approximately 1500 young people, in their final year at primary school, spend a day at the event at Nescliffe Training Camp, where they attend scenarios designed to equip them with the life-skills for the future.  The event takes place over two weeks in June/July each year, but because of Covid, it was reduced to an element of distance learning in 2020 and 2021.  For 2022, Borderland Rotary donated £500.

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