Community is at the heart of our service.
Community service projects help to improve the lives of people in our local communities, and encourages high ethical standards, honesty and integrity in everyday life.
Every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to find ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and to serve the public interest. Mount's Bay Rotary is involved in many community projects and initatives, often in partnership with local clubs and charities.
Using funds raised by the Rotary Shop in Penzance, we have been able to support dozens of local community groups and charities in the Penzance and West Cornwall area with more than £150,000 raised. The shop is managed and run by volunteers, so we don't pay any expensive managers. We only sell donated goods, so we are great at recycling clothes and goods that people no longer need but that have a long life ahead of them with new owners!
Grants have recently been made to, amongst others
23 local schools - to assist young families suffering serious hardship
Pengarth Day Centre for the elderly
Cornwall People First
The Hope Project
Penzance Gym Club
Contact the elderly
Penzance Flora Group
Churches Together in Penzance Breakfast Project
Mounts Bay School Breakfast Club
Cornwall Young Carers
Penzance Gymnastics Club has over 500 members and provides classes for locals of all ages, ranging from toddlers to adults – even septuagenarians I was told!
The pandemic meant that the club was forced to curb its activities for a long period of time, and lost part of its premises as a result. However, the lifting of restrictions means that the club has been able to re-start its work. With the help of a local builder, they have created a custom-made foam pit (an important and popular piece of equipment).
We were delighted to help them with a cheque to fill the pit with purpose-built gym pit foam logs, manufactured to the highest specifications!
John James, Secretary
The photo shows the foam pit from above.
more The Saturday Gang is a group of adults with learning difficulties, supported by volunteers, who have met every Saturday morning for the last 15 years. We are delighted to support them financially.
more We had a great time at Morvah Pasty Day on 2 August 2022 – and the weather stayed dry! Our human fruit machine was a popular fundraiser. Our photo shows three lemons!
more Evie Wills wins top prize in the Rotary club of Mounts Bay Tombola Stall at the Mousehole Carnival.
more What an amazing organisation Humphry Davy School Interact Club is! Through ongoing fundraising, including recent cake stalls and non-uniform days, the club has raised £500 to help victims of the war in Ukraine.
more Young winner of a Mounts Bay Rotary tombola prize of a day return flight to Tresco for two people, very kindly donated by Penzance Helicopters, makes his mum’s dream come true.
more Mount’s Bay Rotary has stepped in with a training grant to help Abi reach her potential in the Paris Paralympics in 2024
more Policies (1 page below this)
more Planting trees for the planet and in memory of our friend Peter Edwards.
more Facing up to climate change
more Food, wine and entertainment provided!
more Rotarians Easing Problems of Dementia
more Beach cleaning at Sandy Cove (we presume the naming of this pebble beach is ironical)
more “Know your blood pressure day” in Newlyn, always attracts a steady stream of people to have their blood pressure checked.