Community Service - addressing local needs

Ashby Rotary Club Community activities

Rotary Santa

The Club raises a lot of money each year from the local community through its events and collections.  We have a registered charity (The Rotary Club of Ashby-de-la-Zouch Charity Fund, registration number:1003624) in order to publicly account for the distribution of funds raised. This page will give you a broad description of our major fundraisers and how we use the proceeds.

Santa's Sleigh

Every year, the Ashby Rotary Clubs  work together to help Santa visit children in Ashby and the surrounding villages.  Whilst Santa is busy finding out what they want for Christmas, the community supports our fundraising by their generosity in filling our collecting tins.  We collect for named charities at Christmas, with the emphasis on local charities which provide for children disadvantaged through health or other problems.

Fundraising Concerts

We have a tradition of supporting concerts or music events with the dual aim of providing a platform for people to perform and to raise money for worthy causes. 

Where does your money go?

Ashby Rotary Club is able to give grants to charities and groups for all types of local provision.  For example, we regularly have given support to Scouts and Guides to attend jamborees; given assistance with training expenses to promising young sportspersons and musicians.  We support organisations such as the Ashby Foodbank and other local causes.

Every year we, in association with the other Rotary Clubs in Ashby, take a party of over 100 pensioners on a coach outing, providing them with a full day of entertainment, food and other refreshment.  

Historically we have paid for one disabled young adult to attend the Calvert Trust Centre in the Lake District for a week, broadening their horizons on a specially tailored "Outward Bound" course, which also provides much needed respite for their carers. Interested persons can contact our secretary for further details.

The Club members choose major beneficiaries, for example, in 2017, the Santa's Reindeer visits to the community enabled the clubs to give over £6,000 to each of three selected charities. This work has continued in 2018, 2019 and even during the difficult 2020 and 2021 pandemic Christmas seasons with donations continuing to support a range of children's causes and charities. 2022 and 2023 will, we trust, be very much more normal so watch our social media for details.

Our work continues through good and bad social and economic conditions locally, nationally and internationally! 

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