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It's here that you can read what we've been up to in the last few months. For more information on our work in the local community, with our young people and internationally please access "what we do" section of this web site.

CHARITY FROG RACE to be held on Saturday 24th February 2024 at Orston Village Hall First hop commencing 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm) Come and meet our giant frogs, take a turn as “jockey,” have a flutter on the Tote and see if you can win a prize in this popular event Prizes sponsored by local companies and organisations Tickets at £15.00 include a fish and chip supper Full Bar Facilities Proceeds to selected local and international charities Tickets and more information available via our website: www.valeofbelvoirrotary.org.uk or by calling Adrian 01949 851331 Stan 01949 85909
A big thank you to our Community who helped us raise £6706.64 with our Christmas Float and our weekend collections at the Blue Diamond Garden Centre at East Bridgford


Christmas Float Routes 2023


1) Bingham (Roman Quarter) : - Tuesday 5th December 5.30 – 8.00pm

Starting on Dunsmore Avenue, then Marriott


2)  Cotgrave (Ringleas Estate East) :-  Wednesday 6th Dec  5.30 – 8.00pm


Starting at The Welfare Car Park on Woodview

3)  Bingham (Wychwood Rd & Forest Rd Estates) :-  Thursday 7th Dec  5.30 – 8.00pm                      


Starting on Balmoral Road, then right –


4)  Cotgrave (Owthorpe Road, Gripps Common & Ringleas Estate West) :-  Friday 8th Dec  5.30 – 8.00pm


Starting on Owthorpe Road, opposite Daleside Road, 


5)  Bingham (Carnarvon Place Estates) :- Monday 11th Dec  5.30 – 8.00pm


Starting at The White Lion Public House, 


6)  Cotgrave (Daleside Estate, Rectory Road & Owthorpe Road) :-  Tuesday 12th Dec  5.30 – 8.00pm


Starting on Daleside Road,


7)  Radcliffe-on-Trent (Canadian Estate) :-  Wednesday 13th Dec  5.30 - 8.00


Starting at the Royal British Legion on Main Road,


8)  Cotgrave (Hollygate Park :-  Thursday 14th Dec  5.30 -8.00pm


Starting on Maygreen Avenue, just off the Mini – Roundabout on Hollygate Lane,

9)  Newton:-  Friday 15th Dec  5.30 – 8.00pm


Starting on Friar Walk.


10) Radcliffe-on-Trent (Cropwell Road, Main Road & Bingham Road) :-  Monday 18th Dec  5.30 – 8.00pm


Starting on Cropwell Road,


11)  Upper Saxondale: - Tuesday 19th Dec  5.30 - 8.00pm


Starting on Saxondale Drive


12)  Radcliffe-on-Trent (Shelford Road Estates) :-  Wednesday 20th Dec  5.45 - 8.00pm


Starting on Oak Tree Avenue

29th October 2023

The team that planted the crocus in Aslockton, directed by International Chair Adrian to celebrate our Rotary 'End Polio campaign', we should have some good displays now in Bingham Radcliffe, Cotgrave and Granby to view next March.

23rd August Rotary Charity Golf

The Vale of Belvoir Boys ( Allen R, Chris N, Stan & Gerry S) entered RC of Grantham Kesteven's Annual Charity Golf Event at Belton Park Grantham.  We entered the 9 hole Texas Scramble in the morning coming in 1 under par - handicap adjustment of 13.65 resulting in 19.35 and finishing 4th out of 20 entrants.  The afternoon Stableford Am Am competition was perhaps a 'bridge too far' for our ageing quartet, but we had a great day and again our support was much appreciated.  AR

Results of the Prize Draw run by the Vale of Belvoir Rotary club for the Air Ambulance and Local First Responders  on 2nd July 2023 at Blue Diamond Home and Garden Centre East Bridgford.



Ticket number

12 MONTH Fitness Membership

Lex Leisure


£200 Blue Diamond Voucher


Golf 4 Ball


Honda car for a weekend


Family Twin Lakes voucher


24 case of Cider


Tea for 2


Waterman pens


Ashmores meal voucher


Co-op voucher


Basket of fruit




Gerry Thompson

10 Station Street



NG13 8AQ

Dear Artist


The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club Art Exhibition 2023

Following the Covid Pandemic, we are pleased to anounce that the Art and Craft Fair will again be held at the Blue Diamond Home and Garden East Bridgford, Fosse Way, East Bridgford, Nottingham NG13 8L on 1st 2nJuly 2023.   We are opening the exhibition to all artists and crafters.

As usual all profits will be donated to the very worthy charities of the Air Ambulance and First Responders.


Exhibits will be received between 2 pm and 5 pm on Friday 30th June 2023. Hanging Fees will be £4 per picture or £15 for four, with a maximum of  4 entries.


As our regular exhibitors will be aware, this exhibition, which was first held in 1992, has become a popular and successful event, which is supported by a large number of artists.


We hope that you will wish to submit some of your work and if so. will be grateful if you will complete and return the attached entry form as soon as possible to the address above.  We would prefer hanging fees to be paid with your entry form, (see banking details below} otherwise cash payments can be collected when work is submitted on Friday 30th June.  We would suggest you return your application as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 7th June 2023


We look forward to hearing from you and should you know of any other person who may wish to enter our exhibition, please let us know and we will contact them. although application forms can be downloaded from our website:www.valeofbelvoirrotary.org.uk. Please will you publicise this to any local art groups or individuals who may like to exhibit.


Yours sincerely



 Banking Details


Cheques payable to Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club (Art and Craft}

Or if you wish to pay by internet banking sort code     ?????            Account  ?????


If paying by internet banking, please add your name as a reference              

Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club Art and Craft Fair 2023

Venue:-           Blue Diamond Garden Centre, Fosse Way , East Bridgford, Nottingham. NG13 8LA

Date:-              1st and 2nd July 2023

Time:-              Saturday 8.30am to 6.00pm.  Sunday 10am. to 4.00pm


All work to be delivered to the Garden Centre between 4pm and 5.30pm on Friday 30th June, or by prior arrangement with the organisers.


Completed forms should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 7th June 2023 to :- Gerry Thompson, 10 Station Street, Bingham, Notts, NG13 8AQ

Or email to :- rotaryartcraft@gmail.com



  1. Exhibition is limited to up to 4 entries per person
  2. All entries to be ready to hang. They must be marked on the back with the artist’s name, address, the title of the work and the asking price.
  3. Sizes are restricted to a maximum of 100cm x 70cm
  4. Subject must be an original work.
  5. There is a hanging charge of £4.00 per exhibit or £15.00 for 4 exhibits. The charge to be paid with entry form if possible. (see banking details below). Cheques to be made out to Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club. Art & Craft. Cash payments can be made when work is submitted on 30th June.
  6. ALL WORKS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE. 20% commission will be deducted from the selling price of all works sold.
  7. Payment to the artist following a sale and deduction of our commission will be made within 15 working days.
  8. Whilst care will be taken to safeguard all entries, no liability can be accepted by the organisers for any loss or damage, which may occur. Insurance must be the responsibility of the entrant.
  9. Entry forms must be received by the organisers by Wednesday 7th June
  10. No exhibits (sold or unsold) are to be removed before the close of the exhibition.
  11. All unsold entries must be collected between 4.00pm and 4.30pm on Sunday 2nd July 2023. In exceptional circumstances other arrangements can be made.


Bank Details       Sort Code –        60-02-41                             A/c Number 73193402     Ref – Name of entrant

Cheques payable to - Vale of Belvoir Rotary Events


Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club 

Art and Craft Fair 2023 

1st and 2nd July 2023 



ENTRY FORM (please use block capitals) 


Name__________________________________________   Tel No____________________ 




             ____________________________________________                                                 Post Code_________________ 


 Contact email: - ________________________________________ 



1    Title                                                                                                           Medium _____________________Price  £________ 


2    Title                                                                                                           Medium _____________________Price  £________ 


3    Title                                                                                                           Medium _____________________Price  £________ 


4    Title _____________________________________________________Medium _____________________Price  £________ 


I have read the exhibition rules and agree to abide by them. 



Signature_________________________________ Date__________ 

The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club recently held a very successful Frog Racing Evening in Orston Village Hall, to raise funds to assist in the disaster relief aid following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. 


The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, and raised over £1800, which has been used to buy 3 x Shelterboxes to help in supporting displaced families following the earthquake.


These items are in addition to the 2 x Shelterboxes that we had already purchased, along with donations we have also made to the UK Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC).

For more information about Shelterbox, please visit    https://shelterbox.org

Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club

        Santa Float 2022



Thank you


Your donations from


Bingham, Radcliffe, Cotgrave, Saxondale, Newton

raised £6406.02

 Blue Diamond Garden Centre, East Bridgford

raised £2196.63

 An amazing grand total of



All donations will go towards supporting

our local community


Air Ambulance, First Responders, Tara’s Angels, The Friary Homeless Shelter


Thank you so much for your support





Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club registered charity number 1046617 - ADVANCE NOTIFICATION: on Saturday 19th November at the Bingham Arena( NG13 8QX) 8pm to 11pm the ABBA Tribute Band: UK BJORN wil be performing, ticket price: £15, including Nibbles. Get your tickets from Maggie Falconer or Jane Hart


July 2022 Following a donation from our Community Fund we received the following note from the family:

"We are extremely grateful for the support from the Rotary club to help Lewis train & compete at the highest National level.

Lewis lives in Bingham & trains with the squad in Bassetlaw normally 7 or 8 times a week. During the 2021/22 season, he has so far achieved far more than he thought possible - 2 x Junior (16& Under) Bronze medals at Swim England Winter Nationals & a  4th place finish in the Junior (U18) 50m Back Final at British Selection Championships in April. 

His focus in the pool at present is the end of season British Summer Championships where he has been invited to compete in the 3 events of backstroke (50, 100 & 200m). 10 days later he will be back in Sheffield competing in the English Summer National Championship where he switches strokes to Butterfly & the Individual Medley, the kind & generous donation from the Rotary Club will be used towards the entry fees & other associated costs."

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This is a monthly meeting open to visitors from Bingham, Radcliffe, Cotgrave and all villages in surrounding area.


This committee are involved in planning now we can raise funds for our chosen charities


It's here that you can read what we've been up to in the last few months. For more information on our work in the local community, with our young people and internationally please access "what we do" section of this web site.


And then there were two....


We have now successfully run this event for 10 years. Full reports of each year are available under this main page


Chris Netherwood is the chair of this committee


Our International Committee is involved with Polio Plus - a Rotary initiative to eradicate Polio, World-wide; Sand dams; Aqua Boxes; Shelter Boxes; Collecting used spectacles, and many other projects


Here you can read about the many meetings we've had during our formation as a Rotary Club. The early years are a little short on detail...