Pictures from Events taken throughout 2021

Art Fair Presentation to RBH Wellbeing Centre

With the Inner Wheel Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh, we raised £8000 for the RBH Staff Wellbeing Centre at the recent Art Fair. This was doubled by the Greenham Trust and a presentation was made on 22ndDecember. In the photo outside the Wellbeing Centre building: right to left - Martin Butler Royal Berks Charity Fund Raising Manager. Jo Warrior, Charity Director, Alan Howe Rotary President, Beryl Cornel IW President and B' Cunningham, IW Membership.  

Christmas Food for CIRDIC

Rotarian Scott Trathen paying for two full trolleys of food at ASDA purchased for the Reading CIRDIC Christmas dinner for the homeless. This is part of our Club's ongoing support for our local community and hugely welcomed due to the pressures of covid-19.

Interact £200 to Air Ambulance

The Crosfields School Oaks Interact Club has been busy raising funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance by selling wooden reindeer made by the Head Groundsman. They seized the opportunity to sell the the reindeer, raising £200 for the Head Groundsman's chosen charity, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. This follows their effort for the Children-in-Need appeal when they raised £2000 by selling the charity's merchandise.

Support to RBL Poppy Appeal

There were lots of Rotarians out in Reading this weekend selling poppies for Royal British Legion. Here we see the Presidents of the Rotary Clubs of Reading (left)and Reading Maiden Erlegh (right) with Cathy Howe from Inner Wheel Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh and Friend of Rotary Maggi with club member Brian.

Purple4Polio crocuses

For over 35 years, Rotary has been committed to eradication of polio across the world. There are now just two countries classed as endemic: Pakistan and Afghanistan. When a child receives their polio drops on mass immunisation days, their little finger is painted with a purple dye to show that they have been treated. So, we plant purple crocuses every year to support the campaign. Here, President Alan is preparing the ground for 1000 crocus corms at the Just Around the Corner Rehoboth Activity Centre near Wokingham.

DG Karen Visit

Karen Eveleigh, District Governor of over 60 Rotary Clubs in the Thames Valley, came and helped out in the shop over the weekend and is seen here with Club President Alan Howe. 

Woodley Charity Pop-up Shop

Our Charity Pop-up shop is in full swing and visitors are finding some really good bargains. All the proceeds are going to wide range of local charities. It is open again from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd August. The shop provides an opportunity for the local people to find out what Rotary does and how to give something back to the community and have a great time doing it.

Working at Camp Mohawk

Our club members with two volunteers, Gemma Fisher and Tony Player from Virgin Media Business, helped with spring tidying work at Camp Mohawk near Wargrave, a multi-functional day centre for children with special needs.  Everyone enjoyed the companionship and working in the fresh air. If you are interested in helping the community with projects like this, please get in touch via the Contact Us tab above.


RVS Bench refurbishment

Our club members helped the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) refurbish their Wokingham cafe benches. This is another example of how our Rotary Club supports the local community.

Christine Callaghan of the RVS, in the photo, was delighted with the results when Rotarian Tim Pascall delivered the benches to the cafe. If you would like to help #Rotary with projects like this and make new acquaintances and friendships, send us an e-mail via the Contact Us tab above.

Saplings Planting at JAC

We have planted more than 100 metres of tree saplings to eventually form a green barrier at the Just Around the Corner (JAC) site near Hurst. This work is one example of  the commitment to our local community. We completed the work with volunteers from Rotary Club of Reading Thames, Reading Maiden Erlegh Inner Wheel Club and other willing helpers. If you would like to get involved with projects like this, please send us an e-mail via the Contact Us tab above.



Purple crocuses planted by the pupils of the Oaks Interact Club at Crosfields school in Reading are now in glorious bloom. So are those we planted at the JAC Centre, Camp Mohawk and Winnersh Primary school, planted by the children. The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary's worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, the colour representing the dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised. See for details.

Delivery to RBH

This week our #Rotary club provided a supply of  individual drinks to the Royal Berkshire Hospital's Wellbeing Centre as part of our Covid-19 Community Support. The Wellbeing Centre provides much needed respite for vital #NHS staff working tirelessly in these times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Club President Richard Nicholson (left) and Scott Trathen (back right) delivered the drinks. Tap the Contact Us tab above if you would like to help us with similar activities.

Next delivery to CIRDIC

We are continuing our action to change lives in Reading by supporting CIRDIC's drop-in centre. Here's our member Alistair Knox is delivering much-needed provisions for hot take-out meals and snacks for the homeless and disadvantaged in the town. If you would like to help, please get in touch via the Contact Us tab above.

Gazebo for Covid Vaccination

We have loaned a Rotary gazebo to the waiting area for Covid-19 vaccinations run by Chalfont Surgery in Lower Early. It is located in the car park of The Salvation Army Centre where vaccinations are taking place by the Chalfont Surgery. Sarah Rutland the surgery manager was delighted to have the shelter from the rain for the volunteers doing invaluable work to aid the vaccination of Lower Early residents