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Shelterbox Live in Reading University

Wed 25th October We’re inviting you, our loyal supporter, to join us for an evening of exploring the world of ShelterBox.


How Rotarians are helping Ukrainians

How we have supported Ukraine and Ukrainians over the past year


Plasticblitz Newsletter

Read the 2023 Newsletters


Generators for Ukraine

We are delivering large Generators to Hospitals in Ukraine. Please donate here.


In the next 30 days...

Quiz Night

Friday 29th September 2023

RC Reading Matins Join us for a entertaining and competitive quiz night, funds raised to go to Reading Matins Charities

Workshop poster

Workshop on promoting Rotary

Saturday 30th September 2023

District Event: Join the District Public Image Team at this interactive session to learn how to sell the sizzle, from public speaking tips, to creating an eye catching publicity stand.

Big Ed Quiz Poster

BIG Ed Quiz Friday 6th October. Ickenham Village Hall

Friday 6th October 2023

RC Elthorne-Hillingdon Ickenham Village Hall, in aid of London's Air Ambulance. Please contact janetuxb@gmail.com for details and tickets at £10.00 per head


District Executive Meeting - DEM2

Wednesday 11th October 2023

District Event: The second District Executive meeting to be held at the Christchurch Centre, Henley-on-Thames.


Club 41st Birthday

Tuesday 24th October 2023

RC Windsor St. George Details to follow

Welcome to

Rotary in the Thames Valley

Welcome to our Rotary website, showcasing Rotary in the Thames Valley covering Berkshire, Oxfordshire, South Buckinghamshire and the London Borough of Hillingdon. 

The Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Clubs do a variety of projects both locally, nationally and internationally.

If you are looking for a club near you, then click on the ‘clubs’ link at the top of the homepage. And if you are looking for more information then please use the contact form at the top of the homepage or use the contact form at the foot at lots of the pages through the site.

This video shows what Rotary does.

Update on Ukraine conflict

There have been 2 short term immediate aid requests

The first one is a £100 donation to fund "Keep Out" warning signs to try and prevent children and farmer from straying into playgrounds and field where landmines have been indiscriminately dropped.

The second one is to put a friendship box together for Ukranian Children which contains pens, pencils and paper, This is a special strong request from the Ukranian Rotarian who is responsible for Children Support.

The District has sent generators, baby hats, clothes and medical supplies to Ukraine.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: Rotary Club of Reading Abbey has started a project in conjunction with the local community. Launch Reading helps establish and develop new businesses in Reading by supporting and developing entrepreneurs in under- resourced communities in the local area. This is done by providing free training, business development services and networking opportunities.

The Rotary Club of Reading Abbey is keen to share this model with other clubs in the District. Please contact them for more advice.


Rotary Projects

Our clubs make a difference both locally and internationally. One of the projects that has been supported by the district is the Vocational Training Team. This is a team of 4-5 people led by a Rotarian who can all teach birth emergency skills to local health professionals. It has been going out since 2014 initially to Kamuli Mission Hospital and lately to Ngora Freda Carr Hospital. Has it made a difference? It has improved lives of local women and their babies.

We now cover menstrual hygiene and how to make reusable sanitary pads using a local charity. The women cannot afford disposable sanitary pads so they either use rags, banana leaves or dig a hole and sit on it all day. This impacts on girls getting an education, impacts on women's self-esteem and is an infection risk

It is also an opportunity for health professionals to update their skills because unlike the UK they don't do annual updates in birth emergency skills which all midwives, obstetricians and paediatricians have to do. There is a plan to support another hospital in Kampala.



   Does your club have a story you want to share to the world? If so contact us via publicimage@rotary1090.org

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