Community & Vocational Service

The Chair of the Community & Vocational Service Committee is
Rtn Andy Heather

Andy Heather

Community Service

Community service is the traditional and well-known face of Rotary. It covers help and advice to the aged, the disabled, young people and all those in need, either directly or through local charitable organisations. Environmental projects are part of community service.

Vocational Service

Vocational service draws on the ethical standards, experience and expertise that Rotarians have through their work.

Vocational projects support training and job development, provide mock interviews, encourage the development of skills in employment and foster the highest standards in business and the professions.

Our Approach

Being re-active to needs:

Our committee consider all approaches from individuals or from charitable organisations where investment of our money or our time can make a difference.

In many cases we will be made aware by speakers at our club meetings or by requests and referrals from third parties.

Upon receipt of any applications, we investigate the probity of applications by sharing them with all members for their initial response prior to making any formal proposal.

We also support existing collections for both specific local and core Rotary causes such as Harbour, North Devon Foodbank, Diabetes UK, End Polio Now etc.

Providing pro-active support:

We identify and research needy local causes where our involvement can make a difference such as Wings South West in Bideford who provide support, training and mentoring to give young people a future and hope.

Actively promote working with other Rotary clubs where greater impact can be achieved through collaboration such as the Nightspot youth homeless project that involved all 13 clubs across North Devon.

Investigate activities where we can make use of our time and vocations to improve lives.


Given the increased challenges of raising funds, we provide rigour in reviewing all requests but only make proposals to the club where we can clearly prove that funds are going to benefit those most in need. 


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Bideford Bridge Rotary Club were able to provide funding to West Croft Primary school for a new outside agility gym.


Club bulletin March 2024

Go purple campaign

Bideford Bridge Rotary Club raise awareness of End Polio Now

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Winners of the local heats Young Photographer competition


New Boat Launch by President Alf Lees on 25th November 2023 Photography kindly provided by Graham Hobbs


At Uttar Pradesh Board of Senior Secondary Education


A selection of photos taken on the day


Group cycle rides for members and their families.

This first evening became 'electric'! Hard to explain further - you have to have been there to understand!

This first evening became 'electric'! Hard to explain further - you have to have been there to understand!

2nd Prize - Chris & Bev Norburn with Rob & Jane Brown

First Prize went to Bernie & Sarah Wragge-Morley with David & Lanie Hatton


At The North Devon Golf Club - Wednesday 29th January 2020

Local charities Blood Bikes and Families in Grief benefit from this years event

Details of this years annual Tour of Torridge which took place on Sunday 18th September 2022

Diary Dates for June to August 2024

Club diary dates as at 20th May 2024

Michael Fletcher receives award from current president John Wilson

PHF award for past president Michael Fletcher