Community Service

Newbury Rotary Club supports and organises a variety of community activities for all ages.

Service defines Rotary's character


Service defines Rotary's character; whether local or international, it promotes Rotary's appeal and visibility in the community, and is the reason Rotary continues to grow.

Rotarians are passionate about the community they work and live in.




At Newbury Rotary Club, we focus on helping national and local charities and community groups and projects. We may provide financial support, hands-on practical assistance and sometimes, simply advice or putting the right people in touch with each other.

     Newbury Rotary Club's nominated local charities and community groups in 2015-16

Our main focus will be providing support and activities for West Berkshire Young Carers as well as support for:




    Annual Community Events

Barge Trips

Every year Newbury Rotary hires a barge from The Bruce Trust and organises day trips for local community groups.
This year we navigated the Kennet and Avon Canal from Great Bedwyn to Woolhampton between 7th to 13th September giving members from groups such as Motor Neurone Disease Association, Alzheimer's Society West Berkshire, Can Do It Club, Two Saints, Fairclose Day Centre, Brain Tumour Support & Social Group, MS Society and Castlegate Short Break Service a lovely day out. View our gallery of photos.


  Boules in the Square : View our dedicated page and gallery of photos

  Charity Walk:            View our dedicated page and gallery of photos


    Newbury Rotary Club's community support activities


Our members also provide organisation and/or manpower resources for a host of other community events and projects including:

Newbury Lions Firework Display

Newbury Christmas Lights celebration

West Berkshire Mencap Gateway Club Christmas Party

Newbury Weekly News Over 80s Parcel Fund- Collection and Distribution

Newbury's Annual Crafty Craft Race

West Berkshire's Annual Culture Fest


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Janet's Jottings

more 'Quiet!!!' reflections, by the President of Rotary Club of Newbury

Remembrance Sunday Parade

more Takes place at St. Nicolas Church and then at Newbury Market Place, with assistance from Newbury Rotary Club

Newbury Lock

Barge Week 2023

more Newbury Rotary District 1090 skipper a barge and take guests from local charities for a day trip down the Kennet & Avon Canal

Ukerewe Visit

more Rotary's Helping Hand in Tanzania

Mencap Christmas Party 2019

more Loads of fun had by all at this annual event. Click on the "Details" button for more pictures.

Barge Week 2019

more Sun shining, birds singing, what more could you ask for...

Community Annual Sponsored Walk

more Raise funds for your own charity on Sunday 13th May 2018. Start time between 11 am and 12 pm.

Know Your Blood Pressure Pop-up Clinic 2018

more Pop in to the Town Hall between 8:45 and 13:00 on Saturday 14th April for a free Blood Pressure check.

Young Carers Christmas Party 2017

more Food, music, presents, who could ask for more!

Kids Out 2017

more A day out to Marwell Zoo.

I look like a captain, I wear the captain's hat, therefore I must be the captain. <br/>Slight problem, I'm left handed.

A week on the barge - 2017

more Great fun had by all who participated

Releasing the laughter and emotions at Paultons Park!

2016 Kids Day Out

more Newbury Rotarians enjoy a fun day out at Paultons Park with local children from Castle School. Difficult to say who enjoys it more!

Sunday May 8th, Bucklebury

2016 Rotary Annual Charity Walk

more A fully marshalled route for charities and community groups to raise funds for their own causes.

Saturday 23 April, Newbury Town Hall

Know Your Blood Pressure Pop-up Clinic

more A one day drop in clinic to get your blood pressure checked.

Newbury Rotary Bookplate

Child Literacy Projects

more Supporting Literacy in local Primary Schools

West Berkshire Young Carers Christmas Party

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Rotarian Eddie Webb in a sea of  NWN Over 80's Xmas parcels

Newbury Weekly News Over 80's Parcel Distribution

more The Newbury Weekly News Parcel Fund is another great success. Newbury Rotarians rattled tins outside Sainsbury's on November 29th to collect funds and helped to distribute the parcels on December 12th.

Rotarians and guests from Webcas enjoying a day out on the Kennet and Avon canal

2015 Community Barge Trips

more Each year Newbury Rotary charters the Rebecca Barge for 7 days from the Bruce Trust to host day trips for local community groups

Newbury Weekly News' Over 80's Christmas Parcel Fund Collection

Newbury Weekly News Over 80's Parcel Fund Collection at Sainsbury's

more The organisation of the Newbury Weekly News Parcel Fund is already in full swing. Newbury Rotarians will be rattling tins outside Sainsbury's on November 29th to collect funds as well as helping to distribute the parcels on December 12th.

Kids Out 2015

more The 2015 Kids Out Trip to Paulton's Park on June 10th

Walkers supporting MND UK.

Charity Walk 2015

more Over 60 walkers enjoyed a 5 or 7 mile walk around the beautiful "Middleton" countryside of Bucklebury raising over £2000 for their charities and community groups.

2nd Newbury Cub Scouts salute their fun day out on the Kennet and Avon Canal

2014 Barge Trips for Newbury Community Groups

more Newbury Rotary Club skippers and crews The Rebecca Barge from The Bruce Trust for a week in September giving a variety of local charity support groups and their carers a lovely day out on the Kennet and Avon Canal. (6 pages below this)

May 11th Rotary Sponsored Walk

Sponsored walk 2014

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1st Nov 7:30pm. Newbury Rotarians will be marshalling. See you there!

Newbury Lions Firework Display

more Nov 1st 2014. Newbury Racecourse. Display starts at 7:30pm Newbury Rotary Club will be supporting this initiative by providing marshals to assist the Lions Club.

Kids Out annual trip to Paultons Park: June 10th 2015

Community Service Projects

more Newbury Rotary organised a "Kids Out" trip to Paultons Park for children from our local Castle School, and their teachers on June 11th 2014.