Despite the rain, Rotarians from Crowthorne & Sandhurst got out their wellies in April to plant 45 saplings at Sebastian’s Action Trust, a charity that offers respite breaks, crisis breaks and day visits to very sick children and their families.
The beech, horn beam and wild cherry saplings were planted in the grounds of The Bluebells, the UK’s only purpose-built facility to offer breaks exclusively to the families of seriously ill children from Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
The tree planting effort was in response to the worldwide Rotary challenge of changing the environment for the better by planting a tree for each member of Rotary by Earth Day on 22 April. There are 1.2 million Rotarians globally, with more than 50 000 living in the UK.
Over the past five years, the Rotary Club of Crowthorne & Sandhurst has undertaken significant fundraising for Sebastian’s Action Trust, which is opening a day centre called The Woodlands in Crowthorne later this year.
more Volunteers' planting promises spectacular floral display in the Spring
more Part of the 2-mile route is very wet and muddy so bring good walking shoes/wellies.
more Look out for Rotarians distributing details of the New Year's Day Walk
more Wreaths laid at Remembrance Services in Crowthorne and Sandhurst
more A timely reminder that polio is closer than ever to being eradicated, but there's still some work to be done
more A reminder of this year's vision from Rotary International President, Barry Rassin
more Crowthorne Carnival in pictures
more New Club Leadership Team (LT) takes over reins for the year 18/19
more Purple crocuses are popping up in beautiful displays across the UK.
more The 2018 Dinner was hosted by the Rotary Club of Crowthorne & Sandhurst
more Crowthorne charity that promotes the welfare of senior citizens receives £2000
more President, Martin Spooner, and Treasurer, Leigh Welham, participated in Services honouring those who have died in violent conflicts around the world. The occasion was particularly poignant for Club members with family in the Armed Forces.
more Presidency handover to Sian
more Reports from our 16/17 AGM highlighted the vibrancy of the Rotary Club of Crowthorne and Sandhurst and successes achieved over the past 12 months.
more Rotary clubs across the country have been helping to rid the world of polio but supporting the Purple4Polio initiative.
back We start ramping up for a busy year-end schedule of events.