Completed events in Rotary North East England

future events This page shows events from around the district in the last 3 years where additional information is available.

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more   Wed 20/03/2024 - 'North East Rotary walks for bipolar'

Durham Elvet - North East Rotary walks for bipolar: 20th-30th March

Cllr Brian Nelson, Chair of Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council (with Rotarian Tom Sharples)
more   Thu 14/03/2024 - Ukraine Shoebox Project - 'Certificates of Appreciation'

Durham Elvet - A thank you for the support given to this Rotary project.

President Julie with Rotarians Claire and Laurie along with the Young People going to Mexico
more   Fri 08/03/2024 - Wine Tasting

Morpeth - An evening to raise funds for students going to Mexico on a volunteering trip with M10 Missions.

Winner of the 'Senior' group was James Turner who is pictured with Past President Ian Robertshaw
more   Fri 01/03/2024 - 'Young Writer' Competition 2023-24

Durham Elvet - The winners of this years competition are announced!

more   Sat 13/01/2024 - SPONSORED SLIM

Seaburn - Everybody returned to weigh out and were pleased with their achievement. They were also successful in obtaining sponsors and the event raised £700.00 which will be donated to Cancer Research UK for their research work in Newcastle.

more   Wed 20/12/2023 - Rotary Shoeboxes reach Ukraine

Durham Elvet - The consignment of 300 shoeboxes from Rotary in the north east reach Ukraine

more   Sat 18/11/2023 - 'A Multicultural Celebration'

Durham Elvet - A social event at Brandon Community Hall

Morpeth Rotarians will be available to take donations from 13th November to 24th December from 11am -1pm
more   Mon 13/11/2023 - Morpeth Tree of Light

Morpeth - Each Christmas we run the Tree of Light in Sanderson Arcade. This year monies raised are going to Calmer Therapy, Wansbeck Food Bank and Barnabas Safe and Sound

more   Sun 05/11/2023 - Swimathon 2023

Washington Forge - Our Annual Swimathon is coming up is a great way for family, friends and/or colleagues to raise funds for local charities, and have loads of fun while doing so! Enter your team today and enjoy this amazing event!

more   Sat 30/09/2023 - A 'Thank you' for supporting 'The Price of Freedom' Exhibition

Durham Elvet - Certificates of Appreciation presented to our local Ukrainian helpers

more   Sun 03/09/2023 - Historic walk for a forgotten event

Durham - Follow Megan's progress as she walks from Dunbar to Durham

more   Fri 01/09/2023 - Ukrainian Shoebox Appeal

Durham Elvet - Shoeboxes filled with items by Rotary Clubs to support front-line communities in Ukraine

more   Mon 14/08/2023 - Photo Exhibition - 'The Price of Freedom'

Durham Elvet - An exhibition of photographs taken by Kostiantyn Revutskyi in Ukraine in Spring 2022

The new campsite
more   Mon 07/08/2023 - RYLA 2023

Stokesley - Applications for RYLA North East 2023 are now closed for 2023. Two events will be held 7-11 August and 14-18 August and 16 young people will take part in each.

more   Fri 28/07/2023 - Rotary Citation award for Durham Elvet Rotary

Durham Elvet - Rotary International awards a Rotary Citation to the club for 2022-23

more   Sat 01/07/2023 - We need your unused spectacles!

Durham Elvet - Recycling of unused, unwanted spectacles

more   Fri 30/06/2023 - New Years Eve Party

Morpeth - Celebrating the end of Presidents Arif's year and the beginning of Incoming President Julie's year. At Belvedere Lodge, Hepscott £12.50 includes 2 course buffet

more   Mon 12/06/2023 - CPR/AED Familiarisation session at Sunderland Bridge

Durham Elvet - Club president Tom Sharples visited Sunderland Bridge this evening to deliver a CPR/AED familiarisation session for local residents.

more   Wed 24/05/2023 - Community Defibrillator for Sunderland Bridge

Durham Elvet - Our Rotary North East 'One Life Initiative' team works with the local community to see a defibrillator located in the village

more   Sun 23/04/2023 - Ukraine Support Gala Afternoon

Durham Elvet - An afternoon of events at the Brandon Community Hall

more   Sat 22/04/2023 - Walking Hadrian's Wall

Hexham - Clubs from Districts 1030 and 1190 aim to walk the whole of Hadrian's Wall in 3 hours to raise money for Charities and Disaster Aid.

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Rotary Young Chef Competition
more   Sun 26/03/2023 - Young Chef Cluster Final 26 March 2023

Stokesley - Five Young Chefs from across the North will compete at Middlesbrough College from 1:00pm on Sun 26 March for a place in the National Final in Alcester on Sat 29 April 2023

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Young Musician
more   Sat 25/03/2023 - Cluster Final of Young Musicians Competition

Stokesley - Young Vocalists and Instrumentalists from 5 Rotary Districts compete in Stokesley Methodist Church

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Vice President Julie and Past President Rhonda present  each charity with £1900
more   Tue 07/03/2023 - Charity Presentations

Morpeth - Updates from our committee chairman

Stephanie and Ali with Tom Sharples
more   Wed 21/12/2022 - Community Defibrillator at The Salvation Army, Langley Moor

Durham Elvet - A potentially life saving defibrillator installed in Langley Moor

more   Fri 02/12/2022 - Collection for 'Sanctuary 21'

Durham Elvet - Collecting funds in support of the work of The Salvation Army at Sanctuary 21 in Durham

President Tom Sharples outside Durham Cathedral
more   Sun 13/11/2022 - Remembrance Sunday

Durham Elvet - Service in Durham Cathedral followed by the Parade through Durham City Market Place

more   Sun 06/11/2022 - Swimathon 2022

Washington Forge - Our Annual Swimathon is a great way to raise funds for local charities, enter your team today and enjoy this fun event! We organise and run the event and the best part is that it is totally free to enter.

Penshaw Monument
more   Mon 24/10/2022 - World Polio Day 2022

Durham Elvet - One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio - Sunderland landmarks lit in purple

more   Sat 15/10/2022 - Community Litter Pick

Durham Elvet - Helping out with a clean-up arranged by the City of Durham Parish Council

more   Sun 09/10/2022 - Rotary Ride

Rotary Ride is a sponsored cycle event. Riders can raise money for any charity

more   Sat 01/10/2022 - Rotary International Citation for Durham Elvet

Durham Elvet - President Tom Sharples receives the award on behalf of the club for 2021-22

Cameron Redhead receives his certificate
more   Thu 22/09/2022 - RYLA Presentation Evening

Durham Elvet - The District RYLA Presentation evening at 'The Fed' in Dunston, Gateshead

more   Fri 02/09/2022 - 'Keeping the Beat'

Durham Elvet - Rotary and Durham Constabulary join to deliver familiarisation sessions to youngsters on CPR and AEDs

more   Thu 11/08/2022 - Social evening at 'The Hive'

Durham Elvet - Social 'get together' at The Hive in Sedgefield

The Mayor seated in her chair, surrounded by the visitors
more   Sat 09/07/2022 - Visit to new City Hall

Seaburn - Some members and wives met up to have a conducted tour by the Lady Mayor and her Consort, of the new City Hall building in the centre of the city. She was very enthusiastic and will be a good leader during her year in office.

John Gillespie, Harold Robson and Peter Masterman with their Honorary Member certificates
more   Fri 01/07/2022 - Honorary Member Presentations

Newcastle-upon-Tyne - At the last business meeting of the Rotary year 2021-22, the Club unanimously agreed to award Honorary Membership to three long-serving members of the Club

more   Sun 26/06/2022 - Rotary Northeast All Ability Games

The Rotary Northeast All Ability Games are back - bigger and better. The event will be held at Middlesbrough Sports Village and our new patron Tanni Grey-Thompson will be in attendance as well as other noteable sports personalitues from our area.

more   Tue 07/06/2022 - Choir for Ukraine

Choir concert to alleviate the suffering in Ukraine

more   Sat 21/05/2022 - Community Litter Pick in Fatfield

Washington Forge - Supporting the Environment

more   Wed 11/05/2022 - Defibrillators (CPAD's) in Washington

Washington Forge - Available 24 hours a day...where to find them...

more   Sun 08/05/2022 - Sunderland City Runs

Washington Forge - Marshalling in the City

more   Thu 24/02/2022 - Young Employee of the Year Competition

Hexham - A competition open to all Young Employees from the Hexham Area.Full details are available at

more   Fri 10/12/2021 - Rotary Carol Service at Whitburn Parish Church

Seaburn - This year it was Seaburn Rotary's turn to arrange this pre-Christmas service for members, partners and friends in our area. It was attended by representatives of 5 clubs, with different members reading lessons.

Santa ready to go on his rounds
more   Sun 05/12/2021 - Santa Sleigh Visits

Seaburn - Santa was seen! He went round the streets of Seaburn and Fulwell again this year. Full details below.

more   Sun 14/11/2021 - Charity Swimathon 2021

Washington Forge - Our 6th Annual Charity Swimathon to be held at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre

Outside the Church
more   Mon 25/10/2021 - Purple4Polio Coffee Morning

Stokesley - What a weekend it has been, with Stokesley Methodist Church lit up in purple since Friday, World Polio Day on Sunday, and our Rotary Purple4Polio Coffee Morning today.

more   Tue 12/10/2021 - 'Young Asian Voices', Sunderland

Washington Forge - Donation of clothing

more   Sat 04/09/2021 - Fundraising Opportunity for Charities

Middlesbrough Erimus are hosting a cycling fundraiser at the Sports Village in MArton. Middlesbrough over this weekend. Other charities are invited to join

more   Tue 03/08/2021 - 'Stella' staff learn about CPR and AEDs

Washington Forge - Familiarisation session on cardiac arrest, CPR and Defibrillators

more   Mon 02/08/2021 - Northern Albion Junior Football Team

Seaburn - Seaburn Rotary sponsored the team's shirts with the Rotary motif on the front.

more   Mon 02/08/2021 - A Big Thank You to Becky

Washington Forge - ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ presented to Becky Swindells

more   Wed 07/07/2021 - Community Litter Pick

Washington Forge - Week 10 of our programme of litter picks and back to James Steel Park

more   Wed 19/05/2021 - Community Litter Pick - Biddick

Washington Forge - Clean-up in Biddick Village Centre

more   Sun 16/05/2021 - Community Litter Pick - North Biddick

Washington Forge - A Sunday morning meet, walk and litter pick

more   Wed 12/05/2021 - Community Litter Pick

Washington Forge - A clean-up morning in James Steel Park, Harraton

more   Sun 09/05/2021 - Community Litter Pick - Albany

Washington Forge - Weekend clean-up in Albany Park and Albany Way

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