Fundraising Projects

An outline of our regular fundraising events

Our regular fundraising activities are:

Christmas Float - We do static collections out side retails stores such as John Lewis Partnership in Purley Way with Father Christmas and seasonal music. We have also restored street collections in areas such as Waddon and the Park Hill estate with a mobile float bearing Farther Christmas, seasonal music and teams of doorstep collectors.

Swimathon - we regularly put a team into the Purley Swimathon and get sponsorship from members and famiilies.

Quiz Night - This popular event is run each year at St Mary's Junior School in Sydenham Road with a capacity crowd fueled by fun and keen competition between established rival teams.

Croydon Classic Car Show - this event is part of the Croydon heritage Festival and is a major undertaking for a club our size and we engage friends and family in it's delivery on the day. We raise funds from the addmission price, the profits on attractions, food and stall sponsorship. Like other out door events we are very dependant ongood weather for the success each year.

These events have largely displacing activities such as Sponsored Walks, Charity Lunches and Golf Days on the grounds that they offer a community dividend as well as proven strong fundraising capacity.

The Charities we have supported from events like this supported include  The Rotary Foundation (This is the International Trust Fund run by Rotary International to deliver Humanitarian projects, promote International understanding and educate the leading Peace workers of the future.), The Joshua Orphan and Community Care Trust, Shelter Box, St Mary's Junior School Projects, The Croydon University Hospital Special Baby Unit , the Addington Boxing Club, Sanderstad Neighbourhood Care and Whitgift SNAP.

In addition to this we run ad hoc fundraising campaigns for causes such as making our contribution to the Bill Gates $200,000,000 challenge in aid of End Polio Now where we worked with the NMBEC Phoenix Interact Club which we sponsor and St Mary's Junior School with events such as mufti days.

Fundraising Projects sub-pages:

A montage of scenes from Christmas Collections past

Christmas Collections Return in 2021

more Our 2021 Christmas collection plans - dates, times, places and a new payment option. (2 pages below this)

Quiz Night Trophy

Annual Quiz Night 2022


Croydon Classic Car Show 2018

more The Croydon Classic Car Show returns to the Rotary Field Purley on Sunday 24th June

Montage of float and Christmas collections

Christmas Collections

more The Club prepares the float and collects in shopping centres at weekends and house to house on weekday evenings.

18th Annual Quiz Night

more Yes we returned with our popular Quiz at St Mary's Junior School in Sydenham Road on Friday 23rd February and the Seahags won

The best MG in show

Bill Fisher Memorial Award Presentation

more Award for best MG at Croydon Classic Car Show 2015

Annual Quiz Night 2015

more 2015 Quiz Night Winners accept the applause

Classic Car Show Success repeated in 2015

more Event report

MS Swimathon

more Report on the team representing the club at the MS Swimathon

Rotary Field viewed from the path of the old Merstham to Croydon Railway

Croydon Classic Car Show Success

more Report on the 2014 Croydon Classic Car Show which the club organised

Allen Barfields Team Sky Dive for Wave Trust

more Sky Dive appeal for Wave Trust

Santa on his Sleigh


more Christmas Street Collections 16th - 20th December

Classic car & Family fun day - 16th June 2013

more Classic car & Family fun day. Sunday 16th June was a Fathers Day, a treat for dads to view classic cars, a fun day for all the family with Bouncy castle, games etc... Visitors enjoyed a stunning collection of classic cars during a spectacular parade.

Christmas collections 2013

more Christmas collections success. This year the Whitgift Rotary Club collected over £3000 in various locations in Croydon. Many thanks to all who took part.

The Christmas collection at John Lewis

Christmas collection success

more The Christmas collection outside the John Lewis department raised £480 on Saturday and £360 on Sunday. This was a really good start. Thanks to all of you who helped in fairly atrocious weather. Special thanks to Liz for all the time she put in.

Quiz Night 2012 - 13th Annual Charity was held in St. Mary RC Junior School.

13th Annual Charity Quiz Night

more The Club's most popular Quiz night at St. Mary's Junior School, Croydon, was well attended and raised a record £2000 and raffled over £1000 worth of prizes. Monies raised will support the Club President's charities and St. Mary's School.

 North End Rotary Christmas Collection

North End - Rotary Christmas Collection

more North End Rotary Christmas Collection

The Club House at Chipstead Valley Golf Club

John Cox Memorial Golf Day

more Diary Date: Charity Golf Day at Croham Hurst Golf Club on Thursday 19th May 2011

Christmas collection at John Lewis.

Fundraising success at John Lewis

more Fundraising success at John Lewis

Quiz night 2013

more The Whitgift Club's most popular 14th Annual Quiz Night at St. Mary's Junior School was well attended and raised over £1500. The event was organised jointly by Linda, Tom, June and Vera. Tom's YES/NO session was most enjoyable.