Weekly Dunmow Club meeting with guest speakers Claire & Chrissie from Buffy PlayBus.

Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 at 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Weekly meeting.
Host: Stan K.
Speakers: Claire & Chrissie from Buffy PlayBus.


Buffy PlayBus

On Thursday (23/3/23) Dunmow Rotarians were joined by Chrissie and Claire from the Buffy PlayBus. The club was given an excellent insight into the great work of the Buffy Playbus team, who provide an educational play area for young children and a meeting point for their parents. 

The double decker bus travels around the local area, visiting Thaxted, Felsted, Saffron Walden, Stansted, Dunmow, Little Canfield, Birchanger, Barnston, Carver Barracks, Takeley and Newport. The bus is staffed by four Playleaders, including Claire and is supported by trustees such as Chrissie and Project Manager Rosie. 

In the past there has been a charge for visiting the bus, but due to the recent high cost of living the team decided to make the facility free to visit, which has increased the need to raise more money in order to maintain the service. Dunmow President, Colin Bradley is pictured presenting a cheque donation to Chrissie & Claire for the Buffy PlayBus.  

More detail about the Buffy PlayBus can be found on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/buffyplaybus/?locale=en_GB

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Team receiving their general certificate.

Regional Youth Speaks Final was held in the Chiltern Academy, Luton, on Saturday 23rd March 2024.

Music Project with HRS

Through the Rotary Club of Dunmow - Collinson Legacy Fund, we have been able to provide Helena Romanes School, Dunmow, with a number of new musical instruments.

Charter dinner in 1949

The Rotary Club of Dunmow received it's Charter as a Club on 9th February 1949.

Group picture with the Mayor of Great Dunmow Town, Cllr. Peter Childs

Annual Youth Competition Awards event took place on Friday 10th May

District Young Musician Finalists

District Young Musician Final was held in Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday 2nd March 2024.

Poster with closing date

Saturday 18th November 2023, to be held in Helena Romanes School, Great Dunmow.

Guests with Peter Watson, Rotary Club of Dunmow President.

Annual Sports Personality Dinner held on Friday 26th April 2024, with guest speaker Graham Gooch OBE, ex England and Essex Cricket Captain

Willie Fraser, President (2019/20) of the Rotary Club of Dunmow, presenting a donation of 1,000 face masks to the Redbond Care Home manager Sam Dearlove.

The Community Service Committee is responsible for organising events to give direct service to the community OR to raise funds for community groups and charities. Examples include: Father Christmas collections & Community Concerts.

Certificate presentation.

The Rotary Club of Dunmow celebrated it's 75th anniversary, of being chartered, with a 'Black Tie' dinner.


Rotary Youth Competitions 2023/24 Young: Artist, Environmentalist, Filmmaker, Musician, Photographer & Writer along with Youth Speaks (A Debate)

Rotary Ad.

The Membership Service Committee looks after the welfare of members and recruitment of new members. Committee Chair: Barry Clark.

Kragero & Dunmow Rotary Club members enjoying a meal together on the visit to Kragero, Norway.

The international Service Committee is responsible for our international service, including raising funds for International Charities and Foundation. It organises member's visits and exchange programmes.

Philip Helps & Stan Keller with the Bowls Trophy.

Our club takes part in sporting competitions with other local Rotary clubs. This time featuring the Victorious Dunmow Rotary 2022 Bowls Team.