Rotary Club of Wareham
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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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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 Club raises many thousand of pounds 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 6th September 2014
This year was the 4th Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK which has grown in popularity each year from 350 riders in the first year, to over 650 riders this year. There were rides for all levels with 108, 80, 75, 55, 44, 35, 22 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, BloorHomes, Springfield Country Hotel, The Dorset Golf and Country Club, Corbens Estate Agent, Dorset Flap Jacks, 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.
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Every year we decorate a truck with Angels, Lights and Christmas images and with loud speakers sounding out lively Carols announcing the countdown to Christmas.
We plan to drive the streets of Northmoor on 4th and 7th December, Wareham on 8th and Wool 9th and 10th December, with our own Father Christmas in tow to meet the children, wide eyed with amazement and wonder.
We are collecting money for our much needed worthwhile local causes and wishing everyone the happiest of Christmases, so we knock on every household and hope we get an answer.
Every year we are given a Christmas tree by Mr Giles Sturdy and haul this tree to Wareham Hospital and erect it.
The Hospital then decorates it with many little white lights which we then light up at a Ceremony to remember loved ones who have passed away. We do ask for a minimum donation of £5 per light and the names are then recorded in The Tree of Light Remembrance Book which is kept at The Hospital. To sponsor a light and remember a lost one, pick up a form in the local news agent or do it online Click Here
The Ceremony will be on Friday 11th December at 7pm in the Hospital Dining Room and after the tree is lit up we will have a short service by The Rev Brigid Barrett and a few carols.
The Hospital League of Friends put on some refreshments and everyone is welcome to attend. It can be quite a comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
The club is also organising another Christmas party for children with special needs on 19th December at Furzebrook hall. We will have party games, a magician and Father Christmas and plenty to eat and drink. If you would like to bring your children along or want more information please ring John Chalk on 01929 558168.
We also put up a tree outside the warden controlled Residence at Hyde Place in Wool at 5:45pm on Christmas Eve which we decorate with lights and hold a short service with Carols followed by Punch and Mince Pies! We also expect Father Christmas will turn up. Always a great favourite occasion with the Wool and other local residents. Please come along.