Rotary in the Thames Valley and BBC Children in Need

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland is a partner with BBC Children in Need, working to help disadvantaged children across the UK.

Club members please log in for more information.

For almost 30 years, Rotarians from the Thames Valley have been collecting money to support BBC Children in Need.  Last year, clubs from this District raised over £65,000 for the charity.  Here is a list of the clubs that organised their own fundraising activities:

Bourne End & Cookham

Burnham Beeches

Crowthorne & Sandhurst


Elthorne Hillingdon

Faringdon & District

High Wycombe

Maidenhead Bridge

Marlow Thames

Misbourne Matins

Rotary Clubs in Reading


On top of this, almost all clubs in the District took part in a collection at Heathrow Airport, raising in excess of £33,000 in one day!  Here is a list of all the clubs and organisations that took part, some are outside our District:

Bourne End & Cookham Inner Wheel

Bourne End Academy Interact Club

BP Collins


IRIS Software Group

Princes Risborough School Interact

Rotaract Club of Bourne End & Cookham

Rotary Club of Abingdon

Rotary Club of Abingdon Riverside

Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper

Rotary Club of Amersham, D1260

Rotary Club of Ascot

Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane

Rotary Club of Bourne End & Cookham

Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches

Rotary Club of Cookham Bridge

Rotary Club of Easthampstead

Rotary Club of Edgware & Stanmore, D1130

Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon

Rotary Club of Faringdon & District

Rotary Club of Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St Peter

Rotary Club of Great Missenden

Rotary Club of Henley Bridge

Rotary Club of Jordans & District

Rotary Club of Langley & Iver

Rotary Club of Loddon Vale

Rotary Club of Loddon Vale Satellite Woodley Stars

Rotary Club of Maidenhead

Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge

Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames

Rotary Club of Marlow

Rotary Club of Marlow Bridge

Rotary Club of Marlow Thames

Rotary Club of Misbourne Matins

Rotary Club of Oxford Spires

Rotary Club of Pangbourne

Rotary Club of Princes Risborough

Rotary Club of Staines, D1145

Rotary Club of Thame

Rotary Club of Windsor & Eton

Rotary Club of Windsor St George

Rotary Club of Woking District, D1145

Volunteer Centre Slough

Wheatley Park School Interact

Thank you to everyone who took part last year - you made it a record-breaking year!

This year we are organising various collections across the District, more details to follow.

The main thing to remember is this year's collections will take place on 15th November 2019 - save the date!

back to page above this...


back Responding to the needs of communities, both locally and internationally is a fundamental part of Rotary.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

We are always keen to welcome potential new members


This page gives details of speakers who have recently spoken at our weekly meetings. Speakers are invited to educate, inform, entertain and stimulate discussion.


Reading Abbey has supported the local, national and international community through our volunteer work and by donating funds to deserving causes.

Macon Visit 2017

Reading Abbey is twinned with the club of Macon, France and supports Rotary International projects.

Club President Colin Maclean presenting the cheque to Centre Club Manager Mabel Boyd.

The Churches in Reading Drop in Centre CIRDIC received a donation of £3,400, which was raised at the eight annual Reading Abbey Rotary club 10k run held at Englefield Estate.

Winners 2016

Reading Abbey get involved in a range of activities to support local youth communities.


The weekly meetings provide the regular heartbeat of the Rotary Club.

Signing up is easy to do.

Raise money for Reading Abbey charities when you shop online