Rutherford's Charity Fundraising

2022 Golf Day raises substantial funds for charities

2022 Golf Day winners

Photo above: the winning Swiss Laundry team of our 25th Charity Golf Day with trophy presented by (in centre) Past President Colin Chrebelski

Our 25th Charity Golf Day was held in May 2022 and the most successful fundraising allowed the Club to again support local causes with sizeable donations. This year we are supporting The Arthur Rank Hospice and MIND. Representatives of both charities will be attending a lunch in December to receive cheques. The Club is very grateful to sponsors Adcock Refrigeration Ltd and to Club member Trevor Chapman whose firm AngliEar provided refreshments at the half-way house; and to all those participants who contributed to the fundraising on the day. The auction of items donated proved especially successsful and our thanks to all those who donated, and to those who bid for them.


Rutherford has helped many good causes over the years and done so through different types of enjoyable fundraising events including a Charity Gin Tasting (pictured above) held in the Old Hall at Queens' College, Cambridge.


We support the annual Children in Need appeal and have done so for many, many years. Covid prevented our traditional bucket shake collection but, undeterred, the Rutherford cycling group came together for sponsored riding events which in 2020 raised £3,062 and in 2021 raised over £3,700 (photo above: a bike team about to set out). They plan to repeat this again in November 2022.

Rutherford has held fundraising sporting dinners and lunches, and an annual Christmas Wine Tasting which raises funds to send disadvantaged youngsters on Calvert Trust adventure weeks in the Lake District. We continue to send funds to ShelterBox, the charity which sends support to countries suffering from weather extremes and other emergency situations.

During Covid we kept our fellowship going through holding lunches for small groups in our gardens (photo above). As the situation eased we have occasionally continued these in our homes too. This enabled us to find a way to continue fundraisng with members contributing their normal lunch fee, much of which went to our charity account.

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Giant Elms at Queens' College

A plan to propagate disease resistant Elm saplings to enable a new generation of Elm trees in Cambridge

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2022 Golf Day winners

2022 Golf Day raises substantial funds for charities

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Marvin with collected tools

Rutherford supporting the charity Tools For Self Reliance by organising the collection of usable tools, which are then shipped to Africa

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Pudsey Cycle

In November 2021Rutherford raised over £3,700 with a Sponsored Cycle Ride. We plan to repeat this cycle event in November 2022

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The Leys School wining team with Anna Garrett, Head of English

Rutherford's Youth Speaks winning team The Leys go on to win both District and Regional Finals in 2022

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Tea party at the Gardner's

Rutherford supports the charity Re-engage with tea parties for elderly guests

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Bulletins are published three times per year. Click links below to read

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Colin and Mike with IT equipment

Rutherford's help for home schooled children that have been disadvantaged by not having adequate access to IT equipment

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Celebrating the completion of the project

Rutherford members, staff and pupils celebrate the completion of the Castle School make over

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Unveiling of a special plaque to commemorate Rutherford's support of the Library by the Mayor of Cambridge

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Sophie Philip

We are delighted to welcome Sophie Philip who was awarded a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship to study an MPhil in Criminological Research at Cambridge University

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To celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October, Rutherford joined other Cambridge Rotary Clubs to raise public awareness of the continuing fight to eradicate Polio from the World

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The Human Sundial in memory of Vernon McElroy

The Human Sundial in memory of Vernon McElroy is officially unveiled by the Mayor of Cambridge on 8 May 2014

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Author John Dickins with President Richard Crabtree

Rotary Club of Cambridge Rutherford's History 2003 - 2013

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