Community Service

Every year Woolsack members engage in a wide variety of Community Service projects


In 2019 (the last "normal" year before the Covid pandemic) these service activities included:

  • Working jointly with the Godalming club to provide assistance to the Leonard Cheshire Disability home at Hydon Hill. The work includes volunteering to man the shops, maintain the gardens and help on their various fundraising activities.
  • Enabling a large number of young and disadvantaged students to attend the annual KIDS OUT activity at Aldershot in June ....more
  • Supporting the league of Friends at Milford Hospital by doing spring and autumn garden maintenance
  • Arranging an annual musical concert, with tea and cakes, in the Godalming United Church which is free for the older citizens of Godalming and surrounding villages ...more
  • At Christmas time we support the Town Council's Christmas Fair, we sing carols to residents of local care homes ...more
  • Supporting other local charities which are raising money by providing car parking or marshalling services for their big events

Community Service sub-pages:

Remembrance Sunday 2020

more Presidents of both Godalming Clubs lay wreaths at the War Memorial: Click on "More Details" for a short video clip

Litter Picking in Willow Wood

more In July 2021 a group of Rotarians and Friends clear rubbish from woodland in Godalming

Litter Picking in Willow Wood

more In June 2021, a group of Rotarians launched an initiative to rejuvenate Willow Wood in the Farncombe area of Godalming

Dogalming and Shelterbox

more Coconut Shy and Shelterbox display at Godalming's Dog Show

Woolsack Rotary President Mike Slocombe welcomes everyone

Musical Allsorts 2019

more On Saturday 23rd March a successful concert was organised by Woolsack Rotary, primarily for older members of the Godalming community

Godalming Mayor Nick Williams leads the torchlight processing with his wife Jeanne, Woolsack President Mike Slocombe (L) and Godalming Rotary President Clive Graham (R).

Godalming Fireworks 2018

more Again in 2018, Woolsack and Godalming Rotary Clubs helped with marshalling at the hugely popular Godalming Town Fireworks

Woolsack team in full duck dress ready to sell tickets for the June 23rd Duck race

Rotary Concert in Godalming Bandstand

more On sunny 27th May 2018, both Godalming Rotary Clubs sponsored the concert in Godalming Bandstand

Supporting Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association

more From the funds raised by our various events during the 2016-17 Rotary year, the club made a donation of £4,750 to the CRDA

container loading team

Container Loading

more Loading a container at the Emmanuel Church, Stoughton bound for The Gambia

The two Godalming Rotary clubs recently bought a wood chipper for use in the gardens at Hydon Hill

Supporting Hydon Hill Cheshire Home

more Godalming and Woolsack Clubs regularly help the Hydon Hill Cheshire home with fundraising, gardening and special events

Help with Godalming Music Festival

more Godalming Rotarians looked after the ticket and programme sales again this year

Stroke Awareness Day

more Keeping members of the public aware of the importance of knowing their blood pressure

Furniture for Africa

more Heights School Furniture gets relocated

KIDS OUT 2018

more The Godalming Woolsack club joins with other Rotary clubs every year to provide hundreds of disadvantaged young people with a great day out. In 2018, there were over 900 children in total and some great feedback from the event.

St George's Day Scouts Celebration

more Godalming District Scouts held their St George's Day Celebration this year on the Burys and then paraded through the town.