Rotary Club of Wareham
Service above self -
Charity Number 1037756
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Wareham
The Rotary Club of Wareham started nearly 40 years ago and currently has 20 members.
We carry out fundraising for local, national and international good causes.
We help in the local community.
We enjoy ourselves and have great fun helping others.
To find out more “About Us” click on the link above.
We are keen to welcome new members to join in the fun and to help in our endeavours . If you are thinking of joining, click on “How to Join”.
Please view our short photo gallery opposite for some of our recent activities. More
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The Rotary Club of Wareham is part is of Rotary International which was founded in Illinois by Paul Harris in 1905. Rotary now has over 1.2 million members in over 30,000 clubs in over 200 countries.
You can find out more about this organisation by clicking About Us on the menu above.
There is also a short video below.
The Rotary Club of Wareham supports numerous good causes in the local community as well as internationally.
We carry out many fundraising activities but we need additional donations in order to continue our important work.
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We are currently collecting for Cancer Research UK
The Club raises over £41,000 from the Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK
The Rotary Club of Wareham organised their annual Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in aid Cancer Research UK on 7th September 2014
This year was the 3rd Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK which has grown in popularity each year from 350 riders in the first year, 480 last year and 660 riders this year. There were rides for all levels with 100, 75, 50, 30, 20 and 10 mile routes. The feedback from those that took part was excellent and everybody thought the event was very well organised with great routes through country lanes, excellent marshalling and free refreshment stops and a great venue for the start and finish.
The club would like to thank all those that took part, especially those that raised sponsorship for their ride. They would also like to thanks the Friends of Rotary and the Rotary Clubs of Dorchester, Bridport and Swanage & Purbeck who helped marshal and run the event.
A special thanks to the local companies that supported the event including Cyclexperience, The Westover Group, Springfield Country Hotel, The Dorset Golf and Country Club, Humphries Kirk Solicitors, Corbens Estate Agent, Sainsbury of Wareham, Tesco of Dorchester, Waitrose of Bridport, Morrison’s of Bridport, Dorset Cereals and Longthorns Farm and Campsite who provided such an excellent venue for the event.
Next year’s event is to be held on Sunday 6th September – something to add to your diary. If you would like a reminder about the event nearer the time, you can request one at
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Tools for Self Reliance
Collection Saturday 11th July
Sandford Pub between 9:30 and 11:45
We are collecting tools for Self Reliance who are a charity organisation that refurbish
the tools, and then send them in bulk to Africa where people are taught how to use
the tools, so that they can become self-
The tools they need are:
240V angle grinders
arc welders (240V, stick type) plus accessories
carpentry tools – especially large carpenters vices, metric tape measures and tri-
building tools, especially large metric tape measures and corner trowels
engineering and metalworking tools – especially HSS twist drills, metric taps &
dies and hand-
bicycle repair tools – especially spoke spanners
shoe repair tools – especially skiving knives
electrical repair tools – especially multi-
industrial/professional quality power tools – especially drills and bench grinders
blacksmiths tools – especially anvils
good quality Singer round-
electric sewing machines. These need to be in good working order and be capable
Tools for Self Reliance are a UK based charity working to help relieve poverty in Africa. They work with local African organisations to deliver a programme of tools and training to bring about effective and sustainable change to trades people and their communities. The primary countries we work in are; Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. You can read stories from our projects here.