Helping People in our Community

Our priorities are focused on the development of young people and supporting the aged, vulnerable and socially disadvantaged people in our community.

Manning the refreshment tent at the annual Young Carer's Festival in June is great fun and a hugely rewarding experience.

Thousands of young people take part every year in national Rotary Youth Competitions, which in most cases take the form of regional, followed by national heats. The competions are varied and we have, for several years, encouraged our local schools to take part in Rotary Young Writers. Some of our entrants have been very successful. 

During the pandemic we delivered food parcels to vulnerable families in our community and provided financial support to local food banks.

Two of our members are Dementia Friends Champions who encourage others to make a positive difference to people with dementia living in their community.  One of the things they do is deliver the one hour Alzheimer's Society "Dementia Awareness sessions". At the end of this session participants are invited to become a "Dementia Friend". These sessions have been successfully attended by Rotary and Inner Wheel members, and a further step is to offer these sessions to local organisations and businesses to raise awareness more widely in our community.

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OPEN GARDEN in Botley 13th & 14th May 2023

more In collaboration with the National Garden Scheme, come along and enjoy the lovely garden at Manor Lodge in Botley on 13th and 14th May 2023


more Our annual mega quiz on 10th March 2023 was a huge success- it returns on 22nd March 2024

A new Bench in Botley

more The club have donated a bench to the recreation ground in Botley in commemoration of those who lost their lives in the Covid pandemic

Reflection and Connection Woodland

more Planting new trees at Hamble Valley Country Park

Santa is on his way!

more Check Santa's sleigh routes to make sure you don't miss him.

Cleaning up in Hedge End and Botley

more We continue to support the environment in our community with regular litter picks .

Botley Primary School's Educational Garden

more We are pleased to be able to support the extensive educational garden being developed by volunteers.

Reflections and Connections Woodland

more We are are in the process of donating four semi-mature native trees to the newly created area in the River Hamble Country Park near Manor Farm in Botley.

Supporting families in our community

more Get in touch for a copy of our new recipe book full of economical, quick and easy recipes for busy people. All proceeds will support food banks and struggling families within our community.

Rotary Young Writer

more We are proud to support this well established national competition designed to encourage young people to develop their writing skills, and share with you the winning entries this year.

We are offering free signage to businesses

Helping people live with dementia

more Our "EXIT sign" project is helping people with dementia find their way out of confusing public spaces

Supporting Service Veterans

more We are pleased to support the work of Combat Stress in providing treatment and mental health support to Service Veterans

Elizabeth White Ripley explaining the work of Solent Mind to the club

Supporting Mental Health

more Helping Solent Mind provide a wide range of services to support local people with mental heath problems

Curdridge Lunch Club

Curdridge Lunch Club

more Members of the Curdridge Lunch Club enjoying the Sun

Young Carers 2019 from the air!

Young Carers Festival 2023

more Hamble Valley Rotary Club will be supporting Young Carers Festival at Fairthorne Manor from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2023. Please get in contact if you’d like to help us

Rotary working with The Stroke Association and local nurses

Know Your Blood Pressure

more Raising awareness of how to prevent a stroke