Previously undetected fields south of the M4 near Royal Wootton Bassett were the location of our 23rd Annual Rotary Metal Detectorists Rally.
We had nearly 150 detectorists from far afield including Plymouth, Pembrokeshire, Leicester, Surrey, Harwich, Kent, Stoke on Trent, Nottingham, Cwmbran, Norfolk and Northumberland. From even further afield we were delighted to welcome a family of three who drove for 14 hours from Hamburg in Germany and they found a very old silver coin!
The ability to reach so many detectorists was certainly significantly assisted with advertising provided by Treasure Hunting Magazine and we are very grateful for them supporting this charity event.
Upon arrival many detectorists took advantage of having an early breakfast from our catering team and purchasing tickets for our fund raising raffle which had great prizes. Thank you to Daniel Spencer of The Searcher Magazine for a Subscription Prize donation in the raffle.
The weather for the day was perfect and as can be seen from the pictures the turn out and finds from the day were excellent. Identification of finds was assisted by Detecnicks who were also on site.
The total proceeds from the day amounted to a fabulous £2881 all of which will be used to support charities chosen by our Rotary Club. We had a number of comments from detectorists that this was really appreciated.
A very large thank you goes to the farmer who made his land available to Rotary and ensured it was suitable for the rally.
more 29 April 2022: Lyneham Co-op donates supplies for our fundraising coffee morning in support of Ukraine to be held on 30th April.
more 30 April 2022 - Thank you to everybody attending coffee and cakes at The Croft
more December 2021: Thanks to the generosity of all those who donated Rotary Santa raises an amazing amount
more 3rd Dec 2021: Our Christmas BBQ in it's 20th year raises £938
more Get ready! Rotary Santa will be visiting soon
more 12th Sept 2021: Our Car Boot returns!
more 19th May 2021: Please help us raise funds from unwanted currency.
more 24 Dec 2020: Once again members of the public in and around RWB support us wonderfully
more Dec 2020: Rotary Santa for children
more October 2020: Did you know that our Rotary Club has an eBay shop?
more We need your help. Please support our Club with a donation
more 20th January 2020: Fundraising social event in aid of 'Foundation' and 'End Polio Now'
more 8th Sept 2019: Another Rotary car boot sale at Lower Hook Farm
more Sunday 11th August 2019 at Lower Hook Farm
more 21st July 2019: A perfect car boot day
more 11th March 2019: Fundraising social event in aid of Foundation and "End Polio Now"
more Dec 2018: Both Rotary Clubs would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated in 2018
more Dec 2018: Santa's sleigh collections raise over £6000 for local causes
more 11 Dec 2018: Wiltshire's Rotary Clubs are delighted to announce they are providing a new mobile classroom to Life Education Centre (Wiltshire)
more 30 Nov 2018: Our BBQ at the RWB Christmas lights event raises an amazing £870 for Rotary Charities!
more Nov 2018: Another impressive £2600 raised in our Charity Shop
more 9th Sept: Another glorious RWB Rotary car boot sale at Lower Hook Farm
more Annual Spring Metal Detectorists Rally
more Santa and the Sleigh collected over £2,500 for charity
more The Charity Shop during October raised over £4000
back Please see details here of our fund raising activities.