Presentations to Charities - May 2024

Presentations to charities during each Rotary year

Presentations - to date

May 2024

President elect Ken presents a cheque from the club to Bromley Mencap.

Past President Dinah presents a cheque to Bromley Brighter Beginnings.

President elect Ken presents a cheque to Bromley Brighter Beginnings.


Feb 2024

President John and Charity Chair Chris, present a cheque for £1,500 to Claire on behalf of the Churchfields Charity, which provides music therapy for children.


Nov 2023

Rotarian Mark Dempsey presents a cheque for £500 to Magpie Dance as part of Rotary Beckenham’s programme of support to local charities.  

Pictured with Mark are Georgia, one of  Magpie Dance’s team of facilitators and one of the dancers. 

Bromley based Magpie is one of the UK’s leading dance charities for people with learning disabilities.


Aug 2023

Rotarians Tony Power and George Snelgrove present  a cheques to Eithne Rynne on behalf of The Kent Association for the Blind.


Jun 2023

Rotarians Chris  Bird and Roger Northam presented our cheque for £600 to Dulcie Newbold at Demelza in Eltham on 22 June 2023. 


Feb 2023



After the GCT lunch at the club on 2nd Feb, President Tony and Rtn. Chris Bird presented a cheque for £1,000 form the Christmas Collections to Alison, assisted by Robert from the charity Magpie Dance


June 2022

President Brian presents a cheque to representatives from the London Air Ambulance, who joined members for lunch and afterwards gave an interesting talk about the work of the LAA., The funds were raised at the Swimalong held in Ocober 2021, organised by Rtn. Peter Braithwaite who unfortunately was unable to attend the prentation.


May 2022 

President Brian presents a cheque for over £3,000.00 to Dave Amour and Richard Cornwell on behalf of Bromley Little Theatre.


Mar 2022

Eithne Rynne from the Kent Association for the Blind gratefully accepts a donation of over £5,000, raised in memory of Mary Cooke, the late wife of President Brian.

Eithne tells President Brian of the work and support that the Association had received from Mary. 


Feb 2022

Stuart Talbot (Langley Park Rotary Club), Peter White (Beckenham Rotary Club) and John Bruce (Bromley Rotary Club) present their cheque to Katie Fielder from Demelza Hospice Care.

Three local Rotary Clubs (Bromley, Beckenham and Langley Park) have teamed up to raise £4770 to purchase five anti-bacterial dispenser guns for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

The ‘guns’, which will be for both of Demelza’s  childrens hospices at Sittingbourne and Eltham, will provide improved anti-bacterial protection, the elimination of environmentally unfriendly anti-bacterial wipes and a significant cost saving. 

The funding, which included maximum Rotary Foundation District grants, covers both the cost of the guns and a supply of anti-bacterial fluid. It was made possible by the individual clubs fund-raising activities over Christmas, including the highly popular Sleigh collections.

The “guns” positively charge the disinfectant, making it cling to surfaces (underside of table tops, chairs, monitors, walls, etc.) – thus making deep cleaning more effective, as well as saving time and being more cost effective. 

The “guns” are used globally in hospitals and clinical care premises. They are robust and require only minimal maintenance and servicing, and are the modern solution for bacterial protection from surfaces – but require considerable capital investment. 

The two Hospices involved - Sittingbourne and Eltham will be able to discontinue using over 300,000 anti-bacterial wipes per annum which have been disposed to landfill.


Jan 2022

The North West Area of our Rotary District comprises eight local clubs, who jointly sponsor young musicians in the borough in this competition. The young musicians play a variety of different instruments and compete in a series of heats through to an eventual six finalists.  

Rotarians Ken and Dinah attended the finals evening, where the winner was presented with the Norman Trotman Trophy. Each of the finalists was worthy of an accolade, but the eventual winner was judged to be a cellist who gave a masterful but relaxed performance. 

This thoroughly enjoyable evening proved to be a celebration of music excellence. 


Aug 2019

Past President Tony presented a cheque to Tom tooley of RNLI, being the last of the funds raised during his year as President.


Aug 2019 

President Dinah presented a cheque to Angela Bragg for Bromley Brighter Beginnings.


Aug 2019

Trevor presented a cheque to Guy Wilkins for Marjorie McClure School. 


Aug 2019

President-elect Michele presented a cheque to Laura Gleeson for Young Carers in Bromley.


July 2019

President Dinah presented a cheque to Care Lehore for the Bromley Food Bank.


July 2019

President-elect Michele and Nick presented a cheque to the Magpie Adult Choreographer.


April 2019

Past President Tony presened a cheque to Pauline Allard for the charity. 

Pauline who is a retired nurse gave a fascinating talk about the work of this local charity.


Nov 2018 

Past President Tony Power presented a cheque to Dr. Roger Altingham for the charity, Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide, following a fascinating talk about anaesthesia.


Oct 2018

Past President Tony and Geoff presented a cheque for £1,500.00 to the Freddie Farmer Foundation (main picture). 

The donation will go towards a bedsit they are building to enable parents and disabled children to stay at the centre rather than hotels. 

Typically a course of physio takes two weeks so a stay on site will reduce stress and travel and be cheaper than hotel accommodation.


Oct 2018

Rotary Beckenham presented a cheque for £360.00 in Battersea Park, by way of a donation to the skating charity Wheels & Wheelchairs. In partnership with Wheels & Wheelchairs, Rotarian Peter and other skaters took children supported by the Demelza Hospice, Freddie Farmer Foundation and RhizoKids International for exciting rides around the park, pushed along at pace by the skaters.


Nov 2016


The club donated £1,500 to the Freddie Farmer Foundation, specifically for the Physiotherapy Centre, which provides intensive physiotherapy programmes for disabled children aged 3-16.

The centre is one of only a handful of independent UK therapy centres offering specialist equipment and therapeutic exercises, supporting disabled children from all over London and the South-East.

We are proud to support the Foundation and to help fund a LokoHelp electromechanical gait trainer that was developed to relieve therapist's labour intensive task of guiding the patients legs during locomotion therapy. Locomotion therapy using the LokiHelp not only assist therapist, but also improves gait symmetry and the quality of therapy for the patient.
Pictured with Freddie are Rotarians Geoff and David after putting up a sign confirming our support for the Foundation. 


Sept 2016 

Amaze Penge took 17 very excited children and their families to Chessington on the 2nd September. They had a terrific time and feedback was really good from all the families. A party of eight were late so they didn't make the photo, plus six of the children were playing in the tent behind. 


 April 2015  


Rotarian Robert presented a cheque for £1,000 to representatives from the local branch of CASPA, a charity which looks after the needs of autistic children and their families.

Over recent years their work has expanded significantly and they now look after some 250 families, so our club support is much needed. CASPA's success is highlighted by the children who go on to further education or find work; one has just qualified as a paramedic.

Their rented premises is now full and there is a long waiting list for struggling families who want help. 


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