Rotary sees communities as being important. In Aldridge we run a number of projects within the local community every year - this one was the first activity day. We invited three local schools to send some pupils along with a parent to join us for a day of challenges. Both the parents and pupils took on the challenges working in their school groups encouraging each other to succeed.
The challenges were scaling the climbing wall and abseiling down it, canoeing, the assault course and zip wire across the lake. We were forcast a day of storms but the weather held off allowing us to make the most of being outdoors in the woodland.
We hope to be able to raise funds to run the project again next year as everyone involved had such a good time.
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I joined the club in 2012 as the first female member, I was worried about what it would be like but I was warmly welcomed and know I made the right decision.more
A walk of around 1.3 miles routed around the village to pass benches where you may choose to rest a while.more
Are you interested in joining The Rotary Club of Aldridge? If the answer is yes, please use the email link below and we will get back in touch with you shortly.more
Rotary is cheaper than you think from just over £10 a month you can be a member with access to all sorts of projects and events.more
Two of our members are undertaking a virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats (874 miles). They are walking locally every day to accumulate the total miles involved.more
The Rotary Club of Aldridge gets involved in lots of local projects in Aldridge. Wherever possible we work with other local groups to make improvements in Aldridge.more
The Club works with local schools and youth groups in many ways. We run several Rotary competitions at a local, district & national level but these can be adapted in any way to suit the needs of the group.more
Show your pooch to thousands of people in the community and help to raise money for charity. Upload a photograph of your dog, choose a category to enter and make a minimum donation of £2 for charity.more
The Rotary Shoebox Scheme has been running since 1994. https://www.rotaryshoebox.org/about-us/ Each year the scheme sends around 50,000 boxes or gifts to countries in Eastern Europe. Gifts are sent throughout the year to orphanages, homes and hospitals.more
Working with the Royal British Legion in Aldridge to ensure poppy cans are distributed and that there are plenty of volunteers to collect.more
In conjunction with Aston Manor Transport Museum Aldridge, the Rotary club are holdingn our 2nd Beer Festival on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2017.more
We all only have so much time to give but being part of Rotary is an enjoyable way to spend my downtime.more
We gave 3 local schools the opportunity to send some pupils each with a parent to take part in a day of challenging activities.more
The Tree of Light stands in the Morrisons' store in Aldridge. Lights on the tree can be sponsored to remember our loved ones at this special time of the year. This is a major fundraiser for the club and helps us to support many projects.more
Its not all about fundraising and service. An important part of Rotary is socialising and in Aldridge we organise lots of weekends away and trips out.more
We are proud to support the British Legion in Aldridge with the organisation of this annual parade.more
We have adopted a section of the Canal around Aldridge and are working with the community to keep it tidy and well maintained for all leisure users.more
Nearly 8 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.more