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The Rotary Club of Taunton has had a very busy few months. Not only have we returned to all but normal operations, we have been very active. The recent Inclusive Disability Ball at Oake Manor saw 200 enjoy an evening of entertainment dancing and fun, Our Tribute Concert in aide of those who have served and in recognition of 100years of the Royal British Legion was enjoyed by over 150 attendees who listened to a variety of music and choral pieces. was returned to all but normal operations an.
It's been all hands on deck for our Christmas Pop-up-Shop with Rotarians and Friends of Rotary swinging into action to set up the venture slap bang in the middle of town. The shop sold all manor of gifts and promoted awareness of Rotary activities. Partners worked with us in the shop and over £13,000 was raised for local charities, the Conquest Centre and the Musgrove Park Hospital League of Friends.
Never in recent history has there been a better opportunity for us collectively to embrace our Rotary motto, which is 'Service above Self'. Our organisation is well connected to the voluntary sector and charities in Taunton and this strengthens our connections as the Taunton Rotary community.
The Rotary Club of Taunton remained active throughout the pandemic, supporting many local organisations and meeting the needs of those affected. We gave over £13,000 to a range of organisations and helped others raise over £9,000 for Coronavirus related activities. Some of those benefiting included:
The Rotary Club of Taunton has supported and founded many local organisations over recent years. These include:North Taunton Drugs Bus, Reminiscence Learning; Taunton rail responders; Royal British Legion (Taunton); Taunton Festival of Arts; Citizens Advice Bureau; Women's Refuge; Musgrove Park Hospital; Taunton Christmas Party for the Elderly; Young Carers; Children's Hospice SW; Military wives Choir; Somerset Disability Ball; Rotary Community HUB; The Taunton Flower Festival; Somerset Sight; the Musgrove Hospital League of Friends and many individual donations to Young People.
We also support international initiatives including; Wateraid; Shelterboxes; Polio eradication; REMIT - Malaria eradication; Himalayan Children and World Water Works Emergency Boxes.
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more The Rotary Christmas Pop-up-Shop which sold gifts for the festive season raises over £13,000 for local charities.
more Taunton Rotary is once again supporting Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball in conjunction with Green Days Care Centre. The event enables those with disabilities and learning difficulties to enjoy life to the full.
more A Great Success - Featuring the Taunton Male Voice Choir, Eight to the Bar and West Somerset Brass Band this year's Royal British Legion's 100 years anniversary choral concert was a great success and a tribute to all those who served.
more The High Sheriff honours, Luis Martelo with the Citizen of Somerset Award. Luis has been an amazing Friend of Rotary and his work for the community makes him a is a deserving winner of this award.
more Cricket fans returned with gusto following months of 'cricket' isolation to watch our County Cricket team. £2,271 was raised for charity by those donating £5 or more to use the charity car park run by the Club and supported by Viridor.
more Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after seventy years of service. Taunton Rotary is facilitating the exchange of events and information in preparation for this historic occasion
more Inspired by recent demands for computers for home learning, a local group has come together to get students learning on-line. Donate your computer or lap top now. All data is cleaned, computer restored and sent to children for home learning.
more £250 has been donated to the Neroche Woodlanders to help children stay in touch with nature. The donation forms part of the Club's efforts to support our community during the Coronavirus lockdown.
more Motivated by local media reports of young lives being lost to drugs, members of Taunton Rotary have acted quickly to support the North Taunton Partnership ' Drug Bus' initiative aimed at educating young people on the impact of drug abuse.
more Past President Ian Ramus of Taunton Rotary Club presenting a cheque for 'Archie', to the patron Angela Rippon CBE, alongside the Manager, Emma Green of Reminiscence Learning.
more Taunton Rotary Club has contributed to the refurbishment of the Community Centre at Priorswood which provides valuable support and access to facilities and activities for those who live in North Taunton
more The Rotary Club of Taunton has supported Cullen's Catering in their initiative to provide free hot meals to those stuck at home during Lockdown
more The Rotary Club of Taunton has today announced £500 of support for a community arts 'In Isolation' project which is to be run by Somerset's premier arts organisation, Go-Create.
more Taunton Rotary has provided £500 to the Coronavirus Community Help Taunton, a volunteer group and an established part of the Coronavirus Helpers. The funds go towards an Emergency Response Fund.
more Taunton Rotary has today announced funding to support Besom a Christian charity that helps those in need.