The Rotary Club of Teignmouth has been working with the local community for over 90 years.

Here' s our president handing a cheque for £310 to Lou Bagnall for Teign Heritage Museum, and a cheque for £100 to Julia Street for the Alice Cross center. The money was raised at a quiz evening in the Alice Cross. Also (2024)president Nicola making sure we stay on the right side of the law.

The pandemic. 20/21 was a challenging year because we had been restricted by lockdowns due to COVID. We had been unable to meet in person throughout the year and had been unable to stage many of our usual fund-raising activities. Nonetheless thanks to Zoom and some imaginative ideas we were able to do a lot more than seemed likely when the pandemic first struck.

The Club had met by Zoom on Wednesday evenings throughout the year. As well as the monthly business meetings we held

-several quiz and games evenings

-two Murder Mystery evenings

-two joint meetings with the Rotary Club of Singapore (with 50 attending)

-talks by guest speakers about Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Iceland, girl guiding, how a local school faced up to the challenges of COVID and the life of a local musician who worked on cruise ships.

-some My Job Talks by members of the Club.

-a wine tasting evening.

-A fish and chip evening to see the new benches donated to The Orchard in Eastcliff(Mules) Park

We held a Barbecue at Homeyards Botanical Gardens in July.

We arranged for a local rugby commentator to speak to us at our first meeting in September.

The Club agreed that Rowcroft Hospice would be the charity which we should support. They needed to fund the purchase of new beds for their patients as the contract for their existing beds had expired. 

We were able to raise £6481.20 to buy 4 new beds. The money was raised by- 

-Club members donating £3581.20 being money saved as a result of not meeting for weekly meals.

-Three other local Rotary Clubs joining in with this project and contributing £2100.

-A Rotary District grant of £800.

The Club contributed £500 to the Rotary District Appeal to help with the response to COVID in India.

We were not able to hold our usual fund-raising activities including Christmas collections at local supermarkets and our annual Picnic in the Marquee. However, the Committee raised money by

-holding a Halloween party in a garden raising approx. £100.

-collecting in the Town for Children in Need-raising £1061.

-taking Santa and sleigh along roads of the Town, raising £2692, £500 of which went to Devon Young Carers.

-dressing as Easter Bunnies and collecting in the Town a net sum of £658.

-assisting with a collection for Marie Curie in the Town, raising approx.£316 in one day.

-collected 7 laptops from members for use by local children

-arranged a printing service for local people who do not have access to a printer.

We were restricted by lockdown measures in what we could do this year. In particular we could not engage with local schools to the extent we do in normal times. However we

-provided benches costing £244 to the local Roman Catholic Primary School

-contributed £250 towards a project to build a pond at another local Primary school

-supplied 6 toy money boxes for Kidsout at a cost of £150

-arranged the speakers by a girl guide leader and a deputy head teacher mentioned above.

-arranged a Youth Speaks at a local school for July.

-organised a youth photography competition.

-started research into a young Environmentalist competition.


September 30th & October 1st - Collection for Pakistan floods

October 13th - Dawlish Water, Quiz night and raise funds for our charity account

October 26th - Frog racing at Teignmouth Rugby Club and raise funds for our charity account

November 11th - Dawlish Water, pig racing and raise funds for Dawlish Water

November 12th &13th - selling merchandise in Teignmouth town,visited Hazeldown school and local pubs raising money for Children in Need.

November 23rd - Laura Wall Dinner at Teignmouth Golf Club and raise funds for our charity account

December 10th - Supporting Cancer Research in Shaldon

December 11th,14th,15th,16th - Santa's Sleigh Ride around the town raising funds for our charity account

December 17th, 19th, 20th - Bank Street Collections for local charities

January 25th - Burns Night at Teignmouth Rugby Club and raise funds for our charity account

March 9th - Dawlish Water Quiz night raising funds for Dawlish Water

March 24th, 25th - Collection for Turkey & Syria

March 29th - Trip to Babbacombe Theatre

May 3rd - Quiz night at Teignmouth Social Club to raise funds for our charity account

May 7th - help at Car Show on The Den

May 24th - Wine Tasting evening at Teignmouth Social Club and raise funds for our charity account

June 2nd - Presentation at Teignmouth Social Club for the winners of Dawlish Water Quiz, and presentation to Martin and Alastair for their contribution with the Christmas Sleigh.

June 14th - Fish and Chips Supper with singers in Mike Brown's garden and raise funds for our charity account

June 30th - Picnic in the Marquee at Trinity School raising funds for The Macular Society and Alice Cross

July 2nd - help at Car Show on The Den, in aid of Teignmouth Air Show

July 12th - BBQ in a Rotarians garden and raise funds for our charity account

July 22nd - Teignmouth Carnival table top sale and tombola to raise funds for our charity account

July 27th - James Bond theme at Teignmouth Carnival procession to raise funds for next year's carnival

2023/24 update here soon

MAKING A DIFFERENCE ..... sub-pages:

A protected nurse

Rowcroft Hospice Corona donation

more The generous donation from Teignmouth Rotary club is being used to fund Personal Protective Equipment for Rowcroft’s staff.

The Alice Cross  - 40 years at Bitton Park Road

The Alice Cross Centre

more Rotary there at the beginning. Do you remember the Nissan Hut?

Teignmouth Boat Spotted in Sri Lanka

more Fishing again after the tsunami