Community Tree Planting

Working with the Council, other Clubs , local schools and the community to "Green" the Borough


Community Tree Planting

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March saw a major tree planting event at St Catherine's Park on the eastern side of Todd Lane South, in Lostock Hall.  Just under 800 trees were planted, by Preston South Rotarians ably abetted by Rotarians from both the South Ribble and Leyland Rotary Clubs.  However what was really pleasing to see was the involvement of 2 primary schools - Walton-le-Dale and Longton by their respective Preston South Rota Kids clubs.  Such energy and ethusiasm.

The majority of the planting was of whips (really just a "twig" with a few roots) with a few standard trees and holly bushes. So despite appearances not that much digging, but still complaints from members of back ache!

All in in all the weather stayed fine and despite some squelching in the mud in some more boggy areas the trees were planted with time to spare.

We just have to wait for a few years to measure our sucess. 

We know that the Borough Council has ambitious plans to plant thousands of trees and we are looking forward to helping out again in the next planting season later in 2022.

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The Merry Band of Tree Planters

Working with the Council, other Clubs , local schools and the community to "Green" the Borough

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Start Walking

1750 mile Virtual Walk by Club Members to raise funds for St Catherine's Hospice

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Getting Ready For the Rota Kids Conference 2019

Preston South sponsors 3 local Primary Schools - Walton-le-Dale , Broad Oak and Longton, as Rota Kids Clubs.

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Penwortham Christmas Market

Christmas Activities

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Rotarian Neil completing the Shop

The Club supports the Salvation Army Food Crisis centre in Preston by making a monthly donation . The Corona virus has placed increased demands on the centre and the Club now is making a £200 monthly contribution.

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Some of the Children supported

Club support for Partners in Education Swaziland which helps street and vulnerable children.

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For 2021 the Club took the lead role in managing Wrap Up Central Lancashire Initiative to collect warm winter coats.

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Mere Sands Wood

Supporting The Lancashire Wildlife Trust to improve and maintain Mere Sands Wood

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Penwortham Golf Course

Despite everything we made it and the Charity Golf Day was held on Sunday 8th August when some 36 teams competed bravely in not the best of weather and not to mention a gale for part of the day! Even so it was a good event raising some £3,500 for charity

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