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Children in Need - Club and National

BBC Children in Need 2017/18 was a record breaking year for Rotary fundraising, with clubs contributing over £134,000 to the national total of £60.7 million

Last year we were at Tesco’s Fulbourn on the Friday and Saturday we were outside Budgens raising the grand total of £1446.20.

Look out for us again this year, Children In Need is on 16th/17th November. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s total.

Newish District Councilor Brian Milnes, came talk to us about future local plans. This sparked much lively two way discussion from members and speaker alike. Members went home with much better knowledge about what will be happening in the District.

Chilford Hall visit

Our visit to Chilford Hall Vineyard was very eventful! There are 2 different directions to get to Chilford Hall either via A11 or through Linton.

4 Cars went via Linton are were able to do the whole tour-vineyard-winery-tasting. They had a great time and enjoying seeing the different processes.

2 cars chose top go via A11, this was a mistake as traffic was in total deadlock as Police Battled to talk someone down from trying to jump of a bridge. So 1 car arrived just in time for the tasting and 1 car went home.

We tasted 5 wines and dined on bread and wonderful cheese.

Muller Thurgau/Schonburger 2014

A young, clean, pale straw coloured light wine opens a bouquet of fresh grapefruit rind. It is bursting with grapefruit and lime flavours leaving a lingering hint of sweet pear on the palate.

Muller Thurgau/ Reichensteiner 2015

A carefully crafted blend of 2 grape varieties has produced a pale straw coloured wine that is packed full of lemon, lime and elderflower aromas. The palate comes alive with grapefruit and melon leaving a long, lingering finish of ripe pear.

Roman Road 2016

This wine is crafted of Muller-Thurgau & Prtega grapes which give the wine a fragrant nectarine aroma. On the palate, the wine opens with peach and soft ripe pear before finishing with hints of lemon and lime zest.

Blush 2016

Hand selected blend of Dornfelder, Schonburger and Muller- Thurgau grapes express the best of the harvest producing a salmon pink wine bursting with aromas of strawberry and cream. This classic summer wine is bursting with flavours of raspberries and lemon zest.

Chancellor 2016

This wine is produced exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes. The vines occupy the warmest and most sheltered part of the vineyard. Made to reflect the softer side of sparkling Brut wine, it is pale straw in colour, effervescent in nature and singing green apple, pear and lemon zest flowers.

A visit to be savoured,

2018 District 1080 Conference

Trinity Park, Ipswich

Saturday 13th October

·         Hear about Rotary's Work in the Communities

·         Opportunity to offer support and share experiences

·         Listen to our speakers talk about connections to communities

·         Browse our Showcase to gain ideas and discuss Rotary

·         Please bring a non-Rotarian who you are aiming to work with in your community

The conference will be held at Trinity Park, Ipswich. The day conference starts at 9am on Saturday 13th October finishing at 5pm and you are invited to the Conference Dinner in the evening.

The Conference Dinner will be held at Trinity Park and will start at 6.45 for 7pm. Dress will be smart casual.

The cost of the day event will be £30pp with the evening DG Dinner at £30pp and is held at Trinity Park with transport to hotel if needed.

Com-Voc Fire and Rescue

Crucial Crew

Teenage Cancer Trust


Worry Tree

Nick Hulme


Action against Slavery – Mark Little

Engaging with the next generation

Roundabout: Nick Corke



Nottingham Showcase 2019

Registration for the 2019 Rotary Great Britain & Ireland Conference and Showcase is now open.

Join Rotary GBI President Debbie Hodge in her home city of Nottingham, famous for the legendary outlaw Robin Hood, as she invites you to come along and be inspired! 
See through the eyes of a polio survivor in the Polio – Nearly There! session and celebrate Rotary’s work with young people during the Let Youth Be Heard session.

Hear from world-leading international human-trafficking experts at an eye-opening Slavery Symposium. Register before 1st December 2018 and automatically be entered nto a prize draw with some fantastic prizes up for grabs! See the Rotary GB&I website for more details.


Shelter Box was founded in 2000 in the town of Helston, Cornwall, UK. That same year the Rotary club of Helston-Lizard adopted it as its millennium project. The first consignment of 143 boxes was sent to earthquake victims of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake.


Each box is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for a family, with thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and a children’s activity pack.

A Shelter Box costs £590 at present. The cost does change as boxes content can change depending on the type of disaster. Our club has bought boxes on regular occasions, where we feel there is a greater need. Last year we displayed a box at Shelford feast, which is shown in the above photo. We have also had them displayed at Sawston Fun Run.





October 9

Brian Reynolds E-Rotary

October 13

District Conference- Trinity Park Ipswich

October 16

Scatter week

October 23

Visit to the Genome Centre Hinxton

October 30

Gordon Steptoe- The Port of Felixstowe



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Welcome to Rotary Club of Cambridge Sawston

We're a friendly, very active club of men and women from mainly South Cambridgeshire villages. You will know of us best as organizers of the Saws ton Fun Run.

 Please look around our website  to find out more about our wide range of activities.

Our weekly meeting is held on a Tuesday evening at The George Inn Babraham where we enjoy fellowship, a good, reasonably priced meal and inspiring speakers.

We warmly welcome new members, so if you're Interested in helping your community at home or abroad, please contact:

Vic Starkey: 01223 871568 or

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