Pictures from Events taken throughout 2024


On 10th March we helped at the Wokingham Area Schools' Music Association concert in the Reading Hexagon. Children from 28 primary schools across the Wokingham Borough took part in the concert which had a theme of 'Lights, Camera, Action!'. It was a fascinating performance of singing, dancing and narration of many well-known film themes. Programme sales and donations raised over £900, the bulk of which will go to the Soulscape charity and the remainder to community activities supported by Rotary. 


Youth Speaks

On Thursday 1st February we organised the local competition of Rotary Youth Speaks at the Abbey School. Teams of three students from local schools competed in debating a wide range of  topics.Teams were allowed 15 minutes including the introduction, the argument in favour of the motion and the opposition then a summary by the chair. The Intermediate team (11-13-years) from Abbey won with their debate about "Is Rivalry beneficial?" and the Senior team (14-17), also from Abbey, won with a debate on "Science is a threat to mankind". They both progressed to the Rotary Thames Valley Final and the Abbey Intermediates will take part in the national final.

Feeding Communities Deliveries

On 15th January, we started delivering 2,300 frozen meals funded by the Reading Charity Art and Craft Fair. The meals are being prepared and frozen at Leighton Park School by the school's catering company Thomas Franks under the direction of Executive Chef Alessandro Albanese. The nutritious, microwaveable meals are being delivered over the next few weeks to many local food banks and food shares by volunteer Rotarians from our club. Click the thumbnail photo above to see some of the deliveries.

Charity Bridge Drive

On 26th January 48 players enjoyed an afternoon of bridge and refreshments organised by our club at Charvil Village Hall. The event raised about £700 for our club's Community charity fund. The images show our volunteers ready to serve tea and a view of the hall with some of the players.