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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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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Rotarian Neil completing the Shop

The Cost of Living Crisis following on from the Corona virus has placed increased demands on the Salvation Army Food Crisis Centre in Preston and the Club continues to make a £100 monthly contribution.

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Some of the Children supported

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

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Mere Sands Wood

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

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Since 2021 the Club has taken the lead role in managing Wrap Up Central Lancashire Initiative to collect warm winter coats.

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Golf Day

It's the 30th year of holding the Club's Charity Golf Day. This year's competition was held on Sunday 13th August at the usual venue at Penwortham Golf Course. Yet again a successful day raising over £4,500.

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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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Our New Santa Sleigh

Fund raising with our New Santa Sleigh!

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