This may be our Santa’s Sleigh visits in December annually which raise record amounts each year, our Hook a Duck stand which appears at various events. Or maybe you have contributed to our collections at Eccleshall Co-op store in aid of Rotary’s campaign to end Polio in the world, or support the victims of disasters such as earthquakes or floods which crop up on what seems a regular basis at home and abroad for which local residents have given very generously.
Rotary members are a happy band of people who get satisfaction in helping others in various ways and in enjoying social events. Croquet, darts, bowling, quizzes are amongst the competitions we take part in. The kinds of projects we support range from giving dictionaries to schoolchildren, making donations to organisation like Riding for The Disabled, Prostate Cancer Research, West Midlands Air Ambulance, Donna Louise Children’s’ Charity sponsoring costs of village fetes, helping local sports clubs to replace equipment.
Overseas we are sponsoring the education of two children in Bangladesh, provided books for a school in Uganda, and are this year funding a project to provide better water facilities in a village in Kenya’. Added to this we have already contributed to ‘Disaster Aid UK’ which provides much needed facilities for use in disasters like the recent hurricane which has hit Haiti in the Caribbean. We’ve also made a contribution to a project called ‘Street Child’ project in Sierra Leone aimed to support children whose lives have been devastated by the Ebola epidemic.
Part of our fundraising is done by helping with events taking place locally, e.g. the Ironman competition on Cannock Chase which we provide stewards for and the clear up of tents and equipment after the VFest at Weston Park where usable tents are recycled for use in disaster areas.
Not everything we do to support the community involves fundraising - we are shortly to launch of a scheme to invite donations of unwanted children’s books which we will channel into a Rotary organisation in our region called ‘Books4Home’ which aims to get books to children who don’t have them.
But it might surprise you to know that all this activity is carried out in this area by just 15 members, and we would love to welcome others who want to put something back to the community, whilst making new friends and enjoying working together. If this appeals to you, there is more information on this website to arrange a visit to a future meeting, or use our contact us link at top right of the page on this website.
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The cost has been shared shared between Eccleshall Community Library, Eccleshall Parish Council and Eccleshall Rotary.more
The 4 Rotary Clubs of Eccleshall Mercia, Stafford, Stafford Castle & Stafford Knot are responsible for promoting this projectmore
Sylvia Keris is honoured by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Champions of Change award June 2021more
Donated the books are for the ‘Rotary Books4Home’ project that gifts books to children who do not have books at home and who live in our wider area.more
As from August 2019 the management of Eccleshall Library was taken on by ECCLESHALL MERCIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY CIC. The formation of the CIC was carried out by members of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia.more
PURPOSE OF THE SMILE FUND To make available limited financial assistance towards the purchase of goods or services to a resident of the area in financial need and which will provide an improvement in their daily living conditions and quality of life.more
There can't be too many people in the Eccleshall, Yarnfield, Gnosall, Tittensor, Woodeaves or Swynnerton area who haven't come across the local Rotary Club in one way or another.more
We raise funds each year to support The Rotary Foundation - this page aims to answer the question 'What is it all about ?'more
Dictionaries for Life have been once again presented to school leavers at schools within our areamore
Rotarians feel that helping children to gain a good education is one of the best methods of achieving a lasting benefit to countries where funds are limited locally.more
Location is Dood Pokhari village, Lamjung District, West Nepal. The project is planned as a joint venture between the 3 Rotary Clubs in Stafford and Eccleshall Mercia in furtherance of Rotary's history in seeking to improve lives throughout the worldmore
New Boys/Girls toilet facilities with links to the local water supply, with health & hygiene, privacy and comfort benefits at the school.more
Today at #ricon15, Bill Gates congratulated Rotary on the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Thanks to Rotary members"™ vision in 1985 of a polio-free world, we"™ve made incredible progress and are closer than ever to ending polio. Get involvedmore
Sylvia Keris, President of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia will be walking the entire length of the canal towpaths of the Four Counties Ring in aid of the End Polio campaign during August.more
In 2017 our Club together with Stafford, Stafford Knot and Stafford Castle Clubs held a fund raising lunch provided by the Ghurkas. The funds raised were to go towards the reconstruction of a school in the Bhojpur Municipality.more
The Hook a Duck appears at various places during the year, and is very popular with the young ones as every duck hooked wins a prize, all for just £1 !more
The award is made by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians - a Rotary Fellowship promoting service to Youth through Scouting and Guiding.more
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