Rotary Club of Baldock Benevolent Fund

The Rotary Club of Baldock Benevolent Fund - is a registered charity that was formed as a result of a bequest made by the late Rotarian Edgar Greenwood.


The Rotary Club of Baldock Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund is a registered charity that was formed as a result of the death of Rotarian Edgar Greenwood in September 1990. The Rotary Club of Baldock subsequently took responsibility for the Charity whilst retaining the original objects. The registered Charity Number is 1059389.

The Charitable Objects

For the poor and needy, or to or for the benefit of such other charitable institutions, societies and objects as the Club shall in a duly constituted meeting from time to time direct.

The charity is focused on people or groups in Baldock and the surrounding villages. It covers the following areas: Weston, Rushden, Hinxworth, Clothall, Sandon, Stotfold,Caldecote, Wallington, Ashwell, Newnam, Bygrave and Radwell.

In 2015 it was agreed that Stotfold would be added to the above coverage

  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • People with disabilities
  • Other groups - as classified in the Trust Deed

In addition to the above Edgar stated that a sum of £100 be allocated each year to maintain "The Annals of the Rotary Club of Baldock" 

The Trustees of the Charity are Rotarians that have been elected by the Club to run the Fund. An external financial advisor ensure that the funds are invested as wisely as possible.

How the Benevolent Fund Works

The legacy was is invested in a range of different funds which generate additional value. Whilst the original legacy value must not decrease any income generated above the original can be spent if the requirement is in line with the Objects shown above.

When the Rotary Club deem that a specific request for funds might be met by the Benevolent Fund the Club will write to the Trustees to request their support. Providing funds are available and the request is in line with the Objects; the Trustees will allow the funds to be transferred to the Rotary Club who will then respond to the community request.

In a typical year the Benevolent Fund will be able to support the Club with donations of £4 - £5,000 which is of significant benefit to the Club allowing more requests to be fulfilled.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Rotarian Paul Redwood presenting a cheque to St Marys School for new playground equipment

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One of our meetings where we all chat and listen to speakers

Invite to our weekly Meetings

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Wednesday 29th September 2021 a group of Rotarians and their friends visited the National Arboretum Memorial It was an enjoyable and memorable trip

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Rotarians and their guests enjoying the annual Rotary BBQ at President Michael Muirs home early September 2021

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The Handover Meeting was held at the Letchworth Golf Club on June 23rd 2021. 30 members attended with strict covid rules applying. A lovely meal and surroundings on a warm summer evening

President Michael Muir becoming President for 2021/22 with Past President Paul Redwood and Vice President Thom Odd

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Rotarian Rob receiving his PHF Sapphire at the Presidents Handover Meeting

President Paul Redwood presenting Rotarian Rob Hemmings with a Paul Harris Sapphire for all the work Rob has put into the Christmas Lights and Rotary Woods

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Rotarian Paul receiving his Paul Harris award at the Presidents Handover Meeting

President Michael Muir presenting a Paul Harris Fellowship award to Past President Paul for his work in the local community over many years.

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The Fibroscanner

Helping to save lives

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Foundation is Rotary International's own Charity Fund; the money is utilised to address major humanitarian problems around the world.

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Hand over of Presidents Chain of Office to President Paul

Past President Pru Dixon presenting the chain of Office to President Paul Redwood for the year 20/2021. All the event was done with social distancing, except for the photo moment shown.

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We welcome new members interested in having fun while 'giving something back' to the community. Fresh ideas and enthusiasm are the life blood of any organisation

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International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Baldock Library (in its present home)

Providing members of the public with information about Rotary and promoting the Club's service projects and activities

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Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community area.

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Youth Service recognises the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programs

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Set up to provide a home page for all the additional Committees that the Club has that support the way the Club works.

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The Rotary Club of Baldock Benevolent Fund - is a registered charity that was formed as a result of a bequest made by the late Rotarian Edgar Greenwood.

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An opportunity to get a litle insight into why Rotary is such a great organisation to be part of.

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Toftlund in Denmark have been twinned with the Baldock Club for many years, the pictures are a reminder of the Jubilee celebration

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Charity Donations given during covid lockdown Mar 2020 to Mar 2021

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Our Christmas collection is resuming again this Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all again. If you would like to help please contact Mike Williams 0794048064

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How Rotary has helped to eradicate Polio in the world. Baldock Rotary Club are proud to be part of this programme

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An insight into how and when Baldock Rotary started in October 1953. Letchworth Club sponsored the new Baldock Club and the rest as they say is history...... Our Club has strengthened over the years, we trust it continues to exceed the vision set in 1953

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