Local Community Projects

We are very proud to work with the Local community in many ways, from raising money for local good causes through to providing events and facilities for the people of the town. This section tells you more about what we do.

To local people here in Wickford, Rotary may mean  a Christmas Sleigh with Santa & his helpers each year (2012 even saw an invitation for Santa to attend a wedding ceremony). For others, it may be the Annual Jazz on a Summer Evening Concert at RHS Hyde Hall, perhaps the monthly Quiz Night or maybe the annual firework display. Whichever, its Rotary in action locally, raising funds and supporting local & international charities.

Like many service organisations today, the club is keen to maintain its support of the local community.The pages below here tell more of what we do.


Local Community Projects sub-pages:

Santa's Sleigh donations go to Spotlight Appeal

more When you were donating to the Santa's Sleigh appeal at Christmas the donations you made were destined for the Spotlight Appeal at Southend Hospital

Rotary was Live in the sunshine!

more Hyde Hall Live was back!!

The classic Shelterbox

Shelterbox Showcase!

more Members of Rotary Wickford were invited to Central London to visit a showcase on the work of Shelterbox

Hyde Hall Live is Back!

more For the fourth year in a row Rotary Wickford is collaborating with RHS Hyde hall to create a three day extravaganza of live music!

Wickford supports Young Lives vs Cancer

more Young Lives vs Cancer is a charity which supports young cancer patients and their families in order to get through the difficult times while they are being treated

Wickford walks a mile!

more Wickford takes a step to help the eradication of Polio worldwide

Santa says thank you!

more Santa really enjoyed meeting the children of Wickford again this year and hope you had fun meeting him.

Rotary at the Wilderness Foundation

more A contingent of members from Wickford joined other Rotarians from around the Conty to help at The Wilderness Foundation

More than £78,000 raised!

more Members of Rotary Wickford visited St Luke's Hospice recently to receive an award for their support of the Hospice

The bench is in!

more Wickford Rotary recently sponsored a new park bench in Beauchamps field in the Memorial Park

She Did it!

more We're proud to have sponsored Linda Blakely in her attempt to row solo across the Atlantic! And she did it!

Garden Games for Foundation

more Members got together for some fun fellowship and fundraising!

Hyde Hall Live wins again!

more A fantastic weekend of Live music!

Jazz and Swing on a Summer Evening!

more Come along to enjoy some fabtastic Swing and Jazz with the Capital S Band at Hyde Hall

Planet Abba took us on an ABBA Voyage!

more Who needs to go to Voyage when we had Planet Abba just outside Wickford!

A brilliant night of Jazz!

more Peter Rudeforth's Jazz band make an inpression on RHS Hyde Hall

Santa is Coming!

more Santa's Chief Elf came to see us at Wickford Rotary to agree his engagements in Wickford this year

Santa's flying rescue!

more Your donations at Christmas when you met Santa makes a big impact at the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance!

Jazz night goes wild!

more Rotary Wickford's Jazz on a Summer Evening breaks record attendance!

The Quiz is back!

more Despite the current situation we've managed to get a quiz together, and the feedback was very positive!

Lets go back to the 70s!

more Lord Toffingham took us back a few decades to a time when music was loud!!

Santa says thank you!

more Santa is coming to Wickford again this year, and he's really keen to see all his friends!

Hyde Hall Live - Wickford collaborates with RHS

more A new entertainment experience born out of the pandemic

The Bluejays bring the 50s to Hyde Hall!

more RHS Hyde Hall hosted a fantastic evening of 50s music from the brilliant band

The medical team prepare to vaccinate the people of the town!

Rotary Supports the NHS!

more This week Wickford Rotary leapt at the chance to support the NHS and the local community to protect our over 80s from COVID-19

Santa says Thank you Wickford, you lovely people! The numbers are in!

more Santa says thank you for making his visit to Wickford so successful!

Thanks to Santa's Sponsors!

more Thanks to the local businesses sponsoring our Sleigh Collections this year; Thanks to you all!

Thank you Vanitorials!

more After a chance conversation with an employee, Vanitorials MD Dave Clark leapt at the opportunity to help a local charity with its efforts

Where are you, Guy Fawkes?

more Sadly Guy Fawkes won't be visiting Wickford this year. It is with great sadness that we have to announce that we won't be able to hold the Fireworks Spectacular this year. But we still have a target!

Fireworks displays past!

more We hope you enjoy these photos of past fireworks displays!

John Bolton RIP

more John Bolton 1934-2014

I'm back! says Santa!

more Santa came back to Wickford briefly this week to make sure that the money you donated got to be used

Wickford Fireworks were spectacular!

more After a worrying start, the fireworks display really lived up to its name!

Santa says thanks to Wickford!

more Santa really loved coming to Wickford this year and would like to say thank you to all the lovely people he met. Sorry he couldn't get to see you all, but hopes to see more of you again next year!

Thanks to our Fireworks Sponsors!

more Just to say thank you to the sponsors of the event; have a look and see how they helped us!!

Thank you The Co-op!

more Wickford Co-op store gives money from it's Community Fund to Wickford Rotary

Wonderful Jazz!

more The annual Jazz on a Summer evening event this year was a real wow!

Wickford wins the Soap Box Derby!!

more Well, that got your attention! No we didn't win the race, but we won lots of hearts!

Rotary Afloat!

more It's not all fundraising you know! Some of our members went for a cruise on the River Crouch

Big Band Night a Brilliant success!

more A really great night with the Sid Bolan Band!

Santa says thanks!

more Santa's visit to Wickford was a lot of fun again this year, and he thanks everyone who came to visit

November 3rd - Wickford Fireworks Spectacular!

more A brilliant night at the Wickford Fireworks Spectacular in the Memorial Park!

The MusicLicence what is it?

more Music amplifies everything it touches. It can turn a field into a festival, a bar into a dancefloor and a job into a passion. So it’s important that we stand up for music by protecting those that make it.

Rotary supports Sailability

more Some members of Rotary Wickford recently visited Sailability

Wickford Rotary Donates £3500 to St Luke from last year's Jazz!

more Wickford Rotary members made a special visit to St Luke's with a generous donation of £3,555 which is being used to buy specialist equipment for the Hospice

Jazz on a Summer Evening - a brilliant night!

more Wickford Rotary recently welcomed many visitors to Hyde Hall for the annual Jazz on a Summer Evening

Happy Feet at the Soapbox Derby!!

more For the first time Wickford Rotary entered a soapbox in the Billericay Rotary Soapbox Derby; and this was the result!!

Rotary donates to St Luke's Hospice

more Members of the Rotary Club of Wickford visit St Luke's Hospice to see how the proceeds of a donation has been used

Santa's visit to Wickford in 2017

more Santa visited Wickford again this year and he was overjoyed to see so many children welcome him

Wickford Fireworks - boom!!

more In anticipation of this years event on Nov 4, have a look at some photos from last year's display - brilliant!

Rotary supports Marie Curie!

more Our intrepid daffodils!

Rotary Club of Wickford gives £10,000 to the J

more At their weekly club meeting on the 19th January 2017 the Rotary Club of Wickford presented £10,000.00 to J's Hospice, which improves the lives of those living in Essex aged 16-40 with life limiting and life threatening conditions

Ramsden Crays War memorial tablet



Current and past club Presidents

Rotary Club of Wickford celebrate their 55th Anniversary September 2013

more Rotary Club of Wickford celebrate their 55th Anniversary September 2013

Paul Harris Fellowship award to Frank Harris

more Presentation of Paul Harris fellowship to Rotarian Frank Harris member of the Rotary Club of Wickford


Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Tim Kadesh

more Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship award to Rotarian Tim Kadesh member of the Rotary Club of Wickford

Founding Principals of Rotary

more The Object of Rotary