Community & Vocational

Rotary Penrith Community and Vocational Projects

The Committee meets regularly to consider requests for assistance received from local applicants. It also recommends donations to selected individuals or organisations who are judged to merit Rotary support for community or vocational reasons.

Community examples have included the Calvert Trust, Mencap, Cumbria Cerebral Palsy and Macmillan Cancer Support. The Committee organises coffee mornings for senior citizens, especially those from local residential homes, and it arranges annual Stroke and Health Awareness days.  Vocational assistance has been given to many young people from our region who have sought help in paying for educational expeditions abroad, often linked to charitable aims. To further these causes, the Committee plays a full part in a wide range of fund-raising activities associated with Rotary in general and community activities in particular. The committee also arranges club visits to various businesses and organisations.

This year the agenda includes supporting and financing an individual for a weeks stay at the Calvert trust, organising a summer outing for Mencap, running two senior citizens coffee mornings and organising a blood pressure screening clinic for Stroke Awareness day. In recent years we have supported the Cumbrian Floods appeal and given financial assistance to students from QEGS Penrith on trips to Malawi and Peru.

We also have an annual community service award which is given to an individual who in our opinion has made a major contribution to his or her local community. The award is accompanied by a donation of

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Coffee Morning

more Coffee Morning for the elderly. Starts 1000.

Community Award 2012

more Presentation of the annual Community Award to this year's winner Jean Bradshaw

'Connecting Classrooms' exchange trip to Taiwan

more Anna Duff, 13 years, from Penrith receiving a cheque from Penrith Rotary Club to help pay for a cultural 'Connecting Classrooms' exchange trip to Taiwan in May 2013. The visit is being organised by Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

Presentation to Eden Community Alarms

more Joint presentation by three Rotary clubs to Eden Community Alarms

President David presenting a cheque for £250 to Maisie Ward and Chloe Verrall

Ullswater Community College trip to Tanzania 2013

more Ullswater Community College trip to Tanzania 2013

Bagpack at Morrisons

more Bagpack at Morrisons

Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

more Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

more Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

more Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

Stroke Awareness Day

more Stroke Awareness Day

Coffee Morning 31/05/2014

more Coffee Morning 01/06/2014

Tynefield Drive Day Centre

more Tynefield Drive Day Centre planter presentation

Community Award 2014

more Presentation of the 2014 Community Award

Blood Pressure Day

more Blood Pressure Day

Santa in his grotto

Rotary Santa's at the the Pot Place

more Rotary Santa's helped Kevin and his team at the Pot Place Plumpton to give children a memorable afternoon visit to Santa.

Charlie Shepherd (Rotary Club of Penrith) with Jacquie Freeborn and Wendy Aldred (Rotary Cumbria and Lancashire) and members of Patterdale MRT demonstrating a Propaq in action.

Mountain Rescue Donation

more Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team is the latest beneficiary of donations from Rotary Clubs around the UK following the storms of last winter.  Last week (16 February) representatives of Rotary District 1190

Know your Blood Pressure Day

more Know your blood pressure day at Saint Andrews Parish Rooms 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Calvert Trust Week 2019

more Each year Penrith Rotary Club sponsor an adult to attend the Rotary Calvert Trust week in Keswick. We are inviting nominations for next year.

more Ullswater CC student trip to Taiwan Since the Taiwenese trip to Penrith the students have kept in touch through email and Facebook so they are all looking forward to the reunion. A variety of fund raising events have helped to make all of this possible

Coffee Morning

more On 11th October the Club are organising a coffee morning at the Penrith evergreen Hall for Penrith senior citizens.

Coffee Morning

more Another successful coffee morning was held in the Evergreen Hall last Saturday

Community Award 2010


Stephen Parkin - My Calvert Trust Visit


David Brooks - Fix the Fells


Rachel Bodger - Malawi

more Guest Night 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Michael Pearson - Hospice at Home


David Jones - Morland Choristers' Camp


Blood Pressure Day 2011


Senior Citizens Coffee Morning


Picture shows Erin and Finn Smith with mother Gill who is organising the fundraising

Presentation to Yanwath Infants School

more Presentation to school to purchase playground equipment. Picture shows Erin and Finn Smith with mother Gill who is organising the fundraising

Visit to Police HQ

more Visit to Carleton Hall Police HQ

Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

more Senior Citizen's Coffee Morning

Visit to Calvert trust

more Visit to Calvert trust

Winter Droving Event

more Penrith Winter Droving Event