Community & Youth Committee

The main activity of the Community & Youth Committee is to organise fundraising events that will be of benefit to local charities and the wider community of Carshalton.


 For many years the club has organised a Christmas Collection where members are joined by local charities (some of whom have been supported by the Club for many years) on their street walks around Wallington and Carshalton.  Father Christmas comes along each night to wish the residents and especially the children a Merry Christmas.  It is no exaggeration to say that there are lots of families who have grown up with this annual event and great grandparents, grandparents, mums and dads and little ones eagerly await the sound  of Christmas music which heralds his arrival.  It is a privilege to be part of this and every penny raised goes to local charities.  There are also static collections in Carshalton High Street and Sainsburys and as the Christmas celebrations have grown Father Christmas now attends several festive events.  The Easter Egg Hunt in Carshalton Park does not have the longevity of the Christmas Collections but has now become an established part of our annual fundraising calendar and takes part on Good Friday.  There are side stalls,  a catering school run by the local Scouts, and a very popular show has been the magician.  The club is involved in several events held in Beddington Park, the May Fayre and the twice yearly annual clean up.  Both of these commitments bring together members of the community and in the case of the May Fayre charities book a stall to raise money for their coffers.

 

To engage with local youth our flagship event is the Top of the Form competition open to all schools in the Borough.  This involves teams of 4 from year 6 classes.  It is hoped that when the children grow older they will remember the name Rotary and perhaps become members of clubs themselves. 

 

Other areas of involvement which are not specifically fundraising activities are Carshalton Carnival, support for the Oaks Way Day Centre, Sutton Talking Newspapers, Bramley Hill Rangers and the Darby and Joan Club. 

 

It is a privilege to belong to Rotary and to become involved in supporting the local community. 

Jillian Green

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Although our recent fundraising activity has been severely curtailed during the Corona virus crisis we have continued to make donations to local charities who have continuing needs at this difficult time.

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Christmas stockings being filled for children in Queen Mary's Hospital for Children over Christmas and for the Good Shepherd food bank for the children of families facing hardship.

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Nonsuch Primary TOTF Winners 2019

The 2020 Sutton Schools “Top of the Form” competition which we organise is now underway. TOTF is a competition for local primary school children. This quiz is based on the popular radio and later television series first aired during the 1950's and 60's

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The main activity of the Community & Youth Committee is to organise fundraising events that will be of benefit to local charities and the wider community of Carshalton.

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Sorry, COVID means we can't bring you Santa this year. Here are some activities created by our members as a gift for you and to say Thank You for your support.

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Easter bonnets parade on a beautifully sunny day in 2019

So sorry! We are unable to bring you our Easter Egg Hunt this year. We are looking forward to being able to run events as the COVID situation improves later in 2021.

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CARSHALTON PARK ROTARY CLUB: making a difference in the local community.

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We love to bring Santa and his musical house to visit you in December, but sadly this year it is not possible. We will miss you - you will miss us - and local charities will miss your generosity but please read on.......

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A View of Carshalton Park where we hold many of our outdoor events.

In the light of the current Covid-19 situation and Government restrictions we regret to announce that all weekly meetings at the Windsor Castle Pub are cancelled until further notice. However we are meeting by Zoom.

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With the threats to the environment becoming more evident, Rotary has made it a new area of focus in order to help reduce the impact we are having on the globe.

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Easter Egg Hunt 2020 Poster

Carshalton Park EASTER EGG HUNT 10th April 2020 With regret, we announce that as a precaution against Coronavirus community transmission this event IS NOW CANCELLED We ask for your understanding and that you keep safe by following advertised advice.

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Our aim is to organize projects and fundraising events that will be of benefit to those people abroad in the greatest need; not only following national disasters but also regional projects and global Rotary initiatives such as Polio Eradication.

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