In order for Ashtead Rotary Club to continue to support its many local and international projects, the club's members invest a lot of time and effort into fundraising activities.
The main fundraising event of the year is Ashtead Village Day, which takes place every summer and generates the majority of the club's annual charitable income.
There are however other fundraising initiatives, organised and undertaken by the club, for example:
Christmas Street Collections. Rotarians take to the streets of Ashtead with chocolates and collection cans, accompanied by Rudolph the Reindeer and his musical sleigh. The collections start on Ashtead Traders' Evening at the beginning of December and continue until Christmas. The generosity of Ashtead residents is always heart-warming so see but particularly on those cold winter days!
Happy Dollars. When Ashtead Rotarians have some personal good news, from new jobs to new additions to the family, they announce it at the weekly club meetings along with a small donation to the Ashtead Rotary charity trust fund.
The 200 Club. This mini-lottery is open to Rotarians and members of the public alike. Each 200 Club member gives an annual subscription of £12: 50% of the money goes straight to the Ashtead Rotary charity trust fund, whilst the remainder is given out as quarterly prizes to lucky 200 Club members drawn at random. If you would like to join the 200 Club please contact the Ashtead Rotary Club treasurer using the form below.
Raffles/Collections. When the club comes together for celebratory events, for example, Burn's Night or the Christmas party, raffles or collections are held to raise money for nominated charities. In recent years the club has supported Borderline and Crisis, two charities that provide aid to the homeless in London.
One-Off Emergency Appeals. Ashtead Rotary Club is quick to respond to national and international disasters resulting from extreme climatic, environmental or man-made events. A proportion of funds from Ashtead Village Day is held in reserve for such events and this is often supplemented by donations from Ashtead rotarians, members' contacts and the wider local community through Rotary street collections. In this way, large donations can be made to rescue and relief organisations on the frontline. Donations are often focussed on providing immediate, emergency provisions in the form of shelterboxes, a Rotary International backed scheme.
If you would like to make a one-off donation to Ashtead Rotary Club to help increase our charitable activities, please use our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/rotary-ashtead.Queries about donations can be made to our treasurer using the form below.
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more Run/walk 5km in May, donate £5 to Ashtead Rotary, nominate 5 friends to do the same and receive your goodie bag! All proceeds to Rianna's Fund and The Children's Trust.
more Ashtead Rotary Club turns 40 in 2021! We want to support ten people who would like to fundraise for their 40th birthdays with donations of £100 each. Let's celebrate together!
more Ashtead Rotary relies on people's wonderful generosity. Here are a selection of the online fundraising campaigns that you can donate to.