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Suffolk Age UK

At our meeting on 5 September, Lindsay Long gave a talk on the work of Suffolk Age UK.  This is a local, independent charity which works to improve the lives of older people across Suffolk.

The organisation provides a range of services including befriending, benefits advice, transport and home help. The club will be pleased to make a donation.

Hope Trust

Paul Taylor gave a talk on the Hope Trust at our meeting on 25 July. This is a local charity working with older people which focuses on the relief of loneliness ...

The club is particularly mindful of the problem of loneliness across our community and was pleased to make a donation. 

2018-19 Donations

Over the last financial year, the club has contributed more than £21,000 to local causes with donations of £1000 or more being made to:

  • Felixstowe Volunteer Centre
  • St Elizabeth Hospice
  • Junior and Senior  Park Runs 
  • Level Two mentoring programme 
  • One For All (supporting children and adults wit special needs)

More Defibrillators for Felixstowe Sea Front

Thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Felixstowe, Felixstowe Town Council has been able to install two further defibrillators along the seafront (outside the leisure centre and beside the car park at the end of Beach Station Road).

The kit is fully automatic and registered with the ambulance service, so emergency callers can be told the code and directed to the nearest one if required.

Photo shows (from left to right): East England Ambulance trainee, Roger Beaton, Mayor of Felixstowe 2015-16 Cllr Doreen Savage, Patrick Wroe, Jon Needle (East England Ambulance Service), Jonny Lowdell (Places for People)

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    more Thanks to Leonie Washington, the Landguard Ranger, we had a most enjoyable and informative visit to the reserve on 22 August.

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    Supporting Landguard Nature Reserve

    more Here we see Leonie Washington, Landguard Ranger, and Paul Griffiths, club 1st Vice President, marking the donation of £1,250 towards the education area.

    Lifesaving Equipment for Felixstowe CFRs

    more Felixstowe Rotary Club were delighted to support the Community First Responders (CFRs) by funding the provision of lifesaving equipment for use in and around the Felixstowe area. Just another example of What We Do.

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    RYLA Opportunity (2022)

    more The Rotary Club of Felixstowe will again be looking to sponsor two young people to go on a challenging week-long personal development course.

    Beach Clean 2021

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    Supporting Foodbanks

    more The service foodbanks provide has never been more needed than in current times. Rotary clubs have rallied together to help support these vital services and protect the vulnerable.

    Protecting the environment

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    Presentation of ECG machine to Felixstowe Minor Injuries Clinic.

    ECG machine for Felixstowe

    more The Rotary Club of Felixstowe was delighted to present an ECG machine to the town's Minor Injuries Clinic

    Community Fund

    more Our focus is now to support those in our community who find themselves in particular need in these exceptional times. If you can, please donate to our Community Fund.

    Thanks from KidsOut

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    Thanks for the dictionaries

    more The Felixstowe Rotary Clubs got a really great thank you from the pupils of Trimley St Mary Primary School - see the artwork and some of their messages.

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    more Once again the two Felixstowe Rotary Clubs are distributing around 350 Illustrated dictionaries to junior schools in the Felixstowe Area

    Our environment

    more We are now working with the Marine Conservation Society and East Suffolk Council to organise beach cleaning between Bent Hill and the Fludyers.

    Meetup Fridays, Cuppa

    Meetup Fridays

    more Felixstowe Rotary club is supporting Sarah Fitch of the Cuppa café in her project to support the lonely elderly in the Walton area. “Meetup Fridays” provides an opportunity to meet for a cup of tea and a natter every Friday 10am - 12pm.

    Felixstowe Rotary Club Supports Felixstowe Park Run

    Felixstowe Park Run

    more Felixstowe Rotary Club are delighted to have had the opportunity to be a key enabler in establishing both Junior and Senior Park Runs by granting £2,500 towards the set-up costs.

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