Community Service

Charity support for organisations and individuals around Oswestry

Oswestry public places



In Borderland Rotary, the Community Service team are Charity Volunteers and Club members. They always consider requests for financial assistance or practical help from individuals and good causes in Oswestry and surrounding area.

Most of Borderland Rotary's fundraising activities provide monies where needed in our local community.




Borderland’s Big Macmillan Coffee event in September creates some fun and, raises much needed funds for them.

For Completed Event Reports - click on "Meetings & Events" in the Menu at the top.



In Planning, Ongoing and Recent

Not every idea planned works out, but most do.

Support for Oswestry Friends of Ukraine

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Books & Bottle Stalls at Ellesmere Regatta

Bookstall at Derwen College Fete

Bottle Stall at Orthopaedic Hospital Christmas Bazaar

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.

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 a monthly basis going forward.

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


30 reheatable Christmas Day meals from the Wynnstay Hotel were delivered 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).

At Ellesmere - "Mere Mile" Swim - Marshalling and Collections

Oswestry Market - Summer Used Books Stall 

             At Gobowen - "Festival in the Field" -  Book & Bottle Stall                 

Oswestry Market - Childrens Books & DVD Stall

Litter picking in partnership with Oswestry Town Council





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

Other sales of secondhand Books in Oswestry take place locally

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.


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.

Many past projects have a lasting benefit over the years.  Such as Oswesry Fort and various plantings around the area. 



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News and Reports of Borderland Rotary in 3rd Quarter 2024

Several thousand attend Borderland Rotary events

Major Event management and support

Oswestry public places

Charity support for organisations and individuals around Oswestry

Look up and around the environment

Environmental partners and organisations given local support.

Linda - Inspiring International Leader

Worldwide help, Mercy Ships, LendwithCare, and ShelterBox.

For Rotakids everywhere

Rotakids Clubs in the Oswestry district supported by Borderland Rotary

Borderland Rotary accepts donations

Rotary International Charity, and Purple-4-Polio eradicate polio worldwide.

Young citizens action

Local Youth initiatives and support

Busy in Oswestry

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Busy Oswestry

Support appreciated


Donations distributed to beneficiaries

Bonfire built by Borderland Rotary

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