Cirencester Rotary Community Meal in Partnership with World Jungle, Cirencester Town Council and Cirencester Soroptimists

On Wednesday 31 May Cirencester Rotary Club and members of The Soroptimists (21 volunteers in total) ran their first free Community Meal in St Peter’s Church Hall.


It was a great success with young families (around 60 people) participating after they had spent the afternoon with the World Jungle team (who also collaborated in organising the meal) in St Michael’s Park, enjoying circus events, rock wall climbing, arts & crafts etc. The whole event, called ‘Go Wild Fun Day’ was sponsored in part by Cirencester Town Council and Cotswold District Council and while open to all, was targeted at families particularly faced with the impact of the cost of living crisis.

Rotarian Andrew Tubb, CEO of the Town Council, said he was “delighted” by the success of the event and said: “it’s the people who make Cirencester the amazing place it is to live, and great to see families from across the community sharing a meal together; this truly demonstrates, in a practical way, Community in Action.”

The lead organiser for the Meal was Rotarian Chris Rowbotham, together with his wife Liz, and Barbara Banks from the Soroptimists. It was a great example of a small organising team bringing together our respective Community Service organisations to ‘Make a Difference’ in our community. Thanks to the generous suppliers The COOK Kitchen, Tesco, Kings Head Hotel, Woody's Fruit & Veg market stall and Oops a Daisy florist. Nothing was wasted as all the surplus food was packaged up and given to the families to take home and use up later in the week.

The whole event was a great example of true Community Service and co-operation between Service organisations. Many thanks to the organising team and Members who helped.

 

As members, it is our duty to tell more people about the great work of the Rotary Club and how we continue to make positive, sustainable difference to the wellbeing of others, both in the local community and across the world.  Being a member of Cirencester Rotary Club is a great way to make friends, help others and promote global peace. For further details, please contact Head of Membership, Shaun Gibson via CoriniumRotary@gmail.com.

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THE SUCCESS OF ‘ACTIVIUS’ our first community active family fun day

back Following years of planning, two postponements due to Covid and the sudden passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the difficult decision was made to go ahead with the event as planned and hold a two minute silence in her honour at 1pm.

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