Purple Crocus Planting

In order to highlight the Polio eradication campaign the club has again organised the planting of purple crocus corms in the area.
This year some of the planting was done by pupils of Stella Maris school.

The planting date was chosen to be close to World Polio Day on 24th October to raise awareness of the global campaign to eradicate polio. Whilst this campaign has been highly successful , the vaccination program must continue to keep the disease at bay . Rotary International has been central to this program with support from the Melinda Gates foundation .

In developing countries when a child is vaccinated , it is normal for a dab of purple dye to be put on their finger to check who has been vaccinated and avoid a double dose . The crocus colour is a reminder of this process.

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Helping Other Organisations

more We love to be able to help out when other charitable organisations need help for a big event. On 6th July 2024 we had a busy day helping out at the Wilmslow Round Tables beer festival and the charity fair organised by Together Trust in Cheadle.

Helping other organisations such as Round Table

more We like to help out by participating in other organisation's charitable events . Typical of these was the Wilmslow Beer Festival held on 6th July 2024.

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

more David, Nic and Matthew Hulme returned to update us on the latest research into this disease. We presented a cheque to the Alex Hulme Foundation .

Stockport Samaritans

more Community Service Chairperson Kevin handed over a cheque for £250 to Lynn Sbaih from the Samaritans .

Community IFTAR

more We were again invited by the South Manchester Muslim Community Association to their IFTAR which celebrates the breaking of the Ramadan Fast.

Buddy Benches - To combat loneliness

more We have placed Buddy Bench signs on 12 benches throughout the Borough and are planning more locations. This is a recent bench at Craig Road Playing Fields.

Purple Crocus Planting Polio vaccination

more We worked with local school children and the Heaton Mersey Collective to plant crocus corms . The choice of flower is a reminder of Rotary's campaign to eliminate polio , more details below.

Scarecrows Invade Heaton Chapel Station

more A display of scarecrows was organised at the station by the Rotary club along with other groups, See details below.

Food Bank Collections

more Club members organise the collection and delivery of food donated by local people to take to food banks .

Buddy Benches

more In an effort to further boost community spirit and combat loneliness , the Club has sponsored signage for Buddy Benches #PeopleOfAction

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Heatons Open Gardens 2023

more Another very successful community event with a fantastic attendance.Many thanks to the gardeners, visitors and everyone else involved.In total over £9,000 was raised for charities.

Pots of plants for care homes

more The club planted up and delivered pots of seasonal plants to 63 local care homes.

From Room to Zoom

more A video presentation of how the Lamplighters have operated during a full year of lockdown.

Feeding The Community

more For several years some of our club members helped this charity on a regular basis by delivering hot meals in the Stockport area.

Childrens Hospital Pyjamas

more The Club organised the collection of new childrens pyjamas for distribution to local hospitals.

Christmas Meal

more The Lamplighters helped fund this Christmas Meal organised by Clare Cliff for folk who otherwise might have been on their own on Christmas Day.

Stockport Community Champions !

more We are proud to announce that we are now designated as a Stockport Community Champion.

Wrap Up Stockport 2023

more This is our annual campaign to collect warm clothes for the homeless and less fortunate .

Community Christmas Party

more Held at Heaton Mersey Community Centre on St Johns Road. Just a few of the many photos are shown below.

Heaton Mersey Scarecrow Market

more Photo Gallery of event on 22nd September , great turnout from members to help promote Rotary in the local community .

Blind Bowling

more Our annual bowling match with the team from Walthew House.

The seal of approval from manager Angela Seisay and resident Callum.

Decorating at Norwood House

more Carrying on with our decoration of Norwood House.

Heatons Open Gardens 2022

more On Sunday 19th June we held another successful Open Gardens event. The event raised over £9500 for a variety of charities.


more We again collected warm coats for the needy this year .

Heatons Open Gardens 2021

more This was our 9th Open Gardens Event and was a welcome opportunity for people to attend an outdoor event in aid of charity.

Robocats for Dementia Sufferers

more These are realistic looking robotic cats that respond when being handled by people . We provided some for local care homes.

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