How we raised funds in 2019 - 20

Held annually, in partnership with Bingham & Radcliffe Rotary Club, at East Bridgford Garden Centre

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Blue Diamond East Bridgford Garden and Home Centre to host Summer Arts and Crafts Fair

Artists are invited to exhibit their work this summer and raise money for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and Trent and Vale First Responders.

This event has always been well supported and this year the East Bridgford Blue Diamond Garden and Home Centre has kindly offered to host the annual Arts and Crafts Fair at this new venue. This will be the 29th year of the exhibition, which is run by the Rotary Clubs of Bingham and Radcliffe and the Vale of Belvoir, and we hope it will attract a wider audience. The Fair will take place on Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th July during the Garden Centre’s usual opening hours (8am- 6pm on Saturday and 10am -5pm on Sunday).

Each year, the talent and range of skills of the artists is amazing and artists from across the Midlands exhibit their work. All work will be offered for sale with 15% of the cost of the work goes to our two chosen charities. Every year we have a wide range of different craft stalls where crafters are invited to sell their individual homemade items.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, has recently committed to extending their operations to 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Whilst the Ambucopter is currently on call to fly 24 hours over the weekends, the Charity will continue to work towards providing a full 24/7 service, enabling them to give more patients than ever before the very best chance of survival.

The First Responders are also life savers and as they live in the community and they are often able to help before other services arrive. The money we can raise will be a great benefit to continuing the work of these local charities.

We are also running a grand raffle to coincide with the fair and all proceeds will go to the above charities.

For further details or how to exhibit at the event contact Lesley on 07917884111 or email or

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On 14th April twelve Rotarians from Vale of Belvoir and Bingham & Radcliffe-on-Trent braved the rather cold elements and mingled amid 479 bikers who stopped off in Bottesford on their annual Easter Egg run to Grantham. There was a selection of fancy dress costumes from the bikers, and a range of amazing bikes spanning the years as a festive atmosphere was enjoyed by all with the throb of motorbike engines in the air. Raffle tickets, to be drawn at the Art and Craft Fair at East Bridgford Garden Centre in July, were sold and a handsome sum of nearly £400 was raised for the Air Ambulance and the local First Responders. A huge thank you to everyone who supported the event!

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