Rotary Club of Wareham

Service above self - helping the local community and national and international causes.

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”.

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Rotary International

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

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Latest News

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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Our Business Partners are Cyclexperience, BloorHomes, Westover Group, Springfield Country Hotel and Spa, Humphries Kirk, The Dorset Golf and Country Club , Corbens of Swanage.

Supported by Dorset Holiday lets self catering holidays in Poole Dorset

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Rotary Dorset Bike Ride  

Sunday 6th September 2015.

Last year we raised over £41,000. Help us raise even more this year.

There are routes for all abilities from 10 to 108 miles.

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Future Events

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-reliant, which of course makes a huge difference in their lives.

The tools they need are:

240V angle grinders

plumbing tools

arc welders (240V, stick type) plus accessories

carpentry tools – especially large carpenters vices, metric tape measures and tri-planes

building tools, especially large metric tape measures and corner trowels

engineering and metalworking tools – especially HSS twist drills, metric taps & dies and hand-operated bench grinders

bicycle repair tools – especially spoke spanners

shoe repair tools – especially skiving knives

auto-mechanics tools – especially heavy duty foot-pumps, tyre pressure gauges and spark plug wrenches

electrical repair tools – especially multi-meters, desoldering equipment and wire strippers

industrial/professional quality power tools – especially drills and bench grinders

blacksmiths tools – especially anvils

good quality Singer round-bobbin hand machines – because spare parts are easily available in the UK and all over Africa for these old but solidly-built machines

electric sewing machines. These need to be in good working order and be capable of zig-zag stitching and embroidery. A foot controller and instruction manual, though preferable, are not essential


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.