The latest news from Ravensbourne RC

From Mid December 2020 we were contacted to help with vaccination program and later in the year the Booster Vaccine rollout

During 2021 a number of our Rotarians took on marshalling at various sites around the area including Beckenham Beacon, Bromley Community House, Bromley Civic Centre, Penge, West Wickham, Mottingham and providing around 1000 hours of service

The value of this work in monetary terms is over £8000 (National Minimum wage) but the real value is in providing support and being a friendly face willing to answer the non-medical questions, duties include guiding patients to the correct place, helping complete forms, volunteers are marshalling the queue, generally to chat to the patients to make them feel at ease and to help those with mobility problems and generally helping out to free more qualified staff to attend to their patients.

Several of our members have worked with Bromley Foodbank

Our fund-raising efforts have been seriously impacted by the Covid restrictions this year, but we have still managed to raise via our online silent auction and other initiatives a credible £9350 This Rotary year (2020/21) and donate a number of small grants  

We have donated over £2750 each to Lewisham and Bromley food banks (£5500 in total) this Rotary year

£1000 to St Christopher’s Hospice

£600 to Rotary Foundation

£400 to Children in need

And various smaller grants to the following organizations:

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

Bromley & District Talking news

Bromley Young Carers

Campaign Against living miserably (Calm)

Cruse Bereavement

Friends of the Pru

Rotary Polio Appeal

We continued to meet on zoom on a weekly basis from January to September

We have been meeting back at the Bromley Court Hotel since early September. After a slow start, we are starting to get back to our new normal!

Several of our members attended the District Conference in Eastbourne with Partners in October

We have gained 3 new members this year


We are currently working on our Annual Christmas Collection


Unfortunately, this year again for various reasons we won’t be collecting around the streets but Santa and our newly painted sleigh and reindeer will be at Homebase Catford on the weekends 11/12th & 18/19th December  and in Sydenham High Street on 16th & 17th again collecting for St Christopher’s and other local charities

If you would like to support our fundraising and help us raise some much-needed funds for St Christophers Hospice and other  worthy local charities whose fund-raising capacity has been severely curtailed during this unprecedented time, every penny raised is distributed locally via our Ravensbourne Small community Grants Fund to local organizations who are fighting for survival


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Post-Covid we have changed many things – the frequency and type of meetings – with more emphasis on volunteering, fun, fellowship and getting more involved with local issues


The latest news from Ravensbourne RC


Our biggest fund raiser is our annual Xmas collection


This fund is raised from our Xmas collections both from around the streets with our Santa sleigh and static collections at Sainsburys in Sydenham and Homebase in Bellingham – as It is collected locally we aim to also distribute it locally in the boroughs


Ravensbourne Rotary Club are organizing and coordinating the Bromley Area collections for the first time this year The money collected at this time of year goes to providing help and support to serving and ex-Service men and women and their dependents


The Ravensbourne Rotary club has raised over £11,300 over the Xmas period – and had a great time giving it away!


The Community Grants fund where smaller grant to a number of organizations where £300 - £500 will really help out.


Carers UK provides a range of information and support for unpaid carers including


Between October and December 2020, the 8 Rotary Clubs in the London Borough of Bromley worked together to offer free new online learning opportunities to local people in Bromley who were unemployed or who felt at risk of unemployment


Information regarding Rotary and how YOU can become a member.


The Origins of the Ravensbourne Club