Serving our Community

Many of our members joined Rotary because it offers a chance to 'give something back'

In recent times we have undertaken a wide range of projects to help local people, particularly the young and the elderly.   The examples below are from our current or recent programmes.  The related pages below are just a few of many.

The Young

We help them to pursue their interest in art, music, sport and voluntary work, including overseas.   We organise:
  • An annual Young Photographer Competition
  • An annual local Young Chef Competition and support the winner at District and national levels
  • For some years we organised a national football competition held at St George's Park

We co-promote, sponsor or encourage participation in:

  • Our District Young Musicians Concert
  • The Burton Mail Children of Courage and Achievement Awards
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • World Challenge and similar programmes.

We seek close links with local schools and youth organisations to identify ways in which we can help.  In recent years we have:

  • Provided funding for school trips
  • Run Young Citizens Award schemes
  • Provided school prizes
  • Organised mock interviews
  • Encouraged and funded environmental projects
  • Commissioned a design project
  • Provided mountaineering equipment for Burton Venture Trust

Our District Youth Exchange Programmes are open to young people between the ages of 15 to 25:

  • Short term Family to Family exchanges
  • Youth Service exchange
  • Camps and tours
  • Long term exchanges, normally for an academic year

Adults and the Elderly

Examples of our practical support:
  • Creating and running a weekly Carers+ Café
  • Garden maintenance at our local Children's Hospice
  • Running Stroke Awareness Days
  • Decorating at the local riding school for the disabled
  • Supplying and fitting bookshelves at the local addiction centre
  • Organising days out for the elderly
  • Providing supplies to a foodbank
  • Advising clients at a local Drug and Rehabilitation Centre on their CVs and providing mock interviews.
If you would like to be involved, do contact us.

Serving our Community sub-pages:


more Immediate Past President Ben hands over cheques

Food Hampers for Discharged Patients

more Working with Waitrose and the Queen’s Hospital


more Joining our befriending service will bring joy, and cost you nothing but time!

Know your Blood Pressure

more Raising awareness of the link between high blood pressure and strokes

Shelving for BAC O'Connor

more Hands on!

Creating a Vegetable Garden

more A raised vegetable bed for John of Rolleston School

Decorating at Scropton Riding School

more Members turn their hand to anything!

Ghana Experience

more In 2014 we sponsored local young people volunteering in Ghana