The Rotary Club of the Vale of Belvoir was formed in 1990 and has maintained membership of around 35 men and women since then.
Our meetings usually include a stimulating speaker, an outside visit or an inter-club challenge such as ten pin bowling, golf, boules or our “Frog Race” etc.
Rotary is very much about having fun whilst carrying out fund raising for local, national and international projects. Our service projects in the local community include running a monthly “Memory Café” for dementia sufferers, organising litter collections, supplying “Dictionaries for Life” to children, promoting an Art & Photographic competition for local Junior schools and, of course, our Santa Float touring local areas at Christmas. In addition, we have a “Community Fund” established to provide help and support to local community groups, schools and individuals.
The Club welcomes contact from visitors interested in learning more about Rotary and from people seeking support in the community. Many new Community organisations have emerged as a response to the difficult circumstances prevailing in society created not only by the pandemic but, more recently, by the war in Ukraine. As a Club we have done our best to support these organisations when our help has been sought as well as developing our own initiatives within the Community. In the coming year we hope to expand the support we give locally, particularly by facilitating a “Community Forum” bringing many of these fledging organisations together. We will also be introducing “Friends of Rotary” for people who would like to assist in our activities but who do not necessarily wish to become Rotarians.
The Rotary Club of the Vale of Belvoir
registered charity number 1046617
Serving the communities of Bingham, Radcliffe on Trent, Cotgrave and villages in the Vale
Find us at: www.valeofbelvoirrotary.org.uk or on Facebook
John Stockwood, Bingham Mayor for 2019/20 is pleased to support the Bingham Penguins Swimming Club as his charity for the civic year.
Active for over 30 years, Bingham Penguins Swimming Club is a club for people with disabilities, their families and carers. Sessions are held on Sundays at Rushcliffe Arena and provide a safe environment for people to swim and gain confidence in the water.
The club is a charity, run entirely by volunteers and funded exclusively by donations. All of the club’s coaches, poolside helpers and volunteers are trained to provide a safe and secure environment for swimmers with disabilities
The Mayor will be organising fundraising activities during the year to support the Penguins and hopes everyone can join in supporting this worthy cause.
Jane Costello, the new Mayor of Bingham Town Council, has chosen Women’s Aid Integrated Services as her charity for the year. This is great news for the charity’s Indigo Project which specifically supports women in Bingham and surrounding areas. Val Lunn, CEO of the charity said: “We’re so excited that we can work together for the year, raise awareness of our work and the fact that no-one living with domestic abuse should suffer in silence”.
Jane Costello said: “The work of WAIS is vital to help women in abusive relationships, they may not be able to talk to friends or family but they can speak to someone in confidence on the helpline (0808 800 0340). I also admire the pet fostering scheme as it cannot be easy to leave home and leave a pet behind that will be vulnerable to abuse!”
If you would also like to support the charity then please visit their website at www.wais.org.uk.