Rotary Club of Cambridge helps Cambridge Aid

Cambridge Aid does great work in support of Cambridge residents in need. In 2019-21 we raised over £12,500 and we continue to support them


Cambridge Aid has been helping local people for 140 years. They offer financial help to individuals and families in need, whilst the referring organisation sponsor may be dealing with the underlying causes of distress. The grants give comfort, provide basic essential needs and help to maintain dignity.


Cambridge Aid has historical links with the Citizens Advice Bureau, and several of the trustees are existing or former voluntary CAB advisers. Others have extensive experience in the health and charitable sectors.


Since 2018, The Rotary Club of Cambridge has donated £12,700 to Cambridge Aid, from events and other fundraising efforts. These include our 2018 & 2019 Children’s Christmas Carol Concerts in Great St Mary’s Church, Quiz Nights, one member’s Plant Sale, and various small donations. Some members are currently giving the money they would normally pay for Rotary Club lunches to this good cause.

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We have become one of only four Rotary Clubs to be awarded a Platinum Certificate, in recognition of donations to Shelterbox of £10,200 in 2022-3

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Rotary Clubs worldwide are spear-heading the drive to eliminate polio

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We have recently started supporting this successful and worthwhile cause

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There are many myths and pre-conceptions about Rotary - this page seeks to dispel them.

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Several of our entrants last year had success at District level and one was a winner of the National final

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Our annual opportunity for Young Photographers to show off their skills, with local, District and National stages.

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Our popular annual competition focusses this year on 'Waste Minimisation'

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Our annual competition for budding artists - our entrants all won the second stage District Competition last year

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Our popular event for school choirs and their families & friends raised over £15,000 for local children's charities

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We organise two-day breaks at a National Trust site in N Norfolk for young people aged 12-15 who probably won't get any other holiday

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Combating AMR is the focus of this year's President's Charity, Antibiotic Research UK

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We raised funds supporting Ukrainians both in Ukraine and in Cambridge & East Anglia from several events in 2022

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Chloe Folkes, 3rd National Prizewinner

Our Senior Winner Chloe Folkes has received 3rd Prize in the National Competition

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34 of our members and friends are walking to plant trees with Treekly

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Our members take part in many hands-on activities as listed below

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Past President John Martin uses his building skills to help the locals create a community centre for this deprived settlement in The Gambia, only a few miles from the luxurious tourist resorts on the coast

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The East Anglian District and National Rotary Magazines feature the wide range of charitable and fellowship activities that Rotary Clubs enjoy

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We and our colleagues in the three other Cambridge clubs celebrated 100 years of Rotary service in 2022

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Our inaugural competition for budding computer experts, for the Francis Hookham Trophy

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Read the story behind this map and visit any of the operational WW2 UK RAF and USAAF airfields

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We are part of a worldwide movement of 46,000 Rotary clubs with a total of 1.4 million members. We enjoy a range of informal fellowship events while supporting local and international charities

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Cambridge Aid does great work in support of Cambridge residents in need. In 2019-21 we raised over £12,500 and we continue to support them

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RYLA offers an intensive 7-day course for 18-26 year-olds, helping them to develop as future leaders

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A sample of our members' varied interests and significant contributions to the local community

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A brief history of the Rotary Club of Cambridge together with some records which might be of interest to the wider audience

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Our members raised £1366 for Children in Need in Cambridge Market Square on 20 November 2021

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