To enable us to give financial help to all the good causes that we support, we run various fund-raising activities each year. You can help us to continue this support when you make purchases from Amazon by using Amazon Smile which donates 0.5% of the basic purchase price to our charity at no added cost to you. When you enter Amazon Smile, you can enter our charity name "Rotary Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh Trust Fund" in the charity box.

Or you can donate directly to our charities via


Fundraising in 2022

Our club hosted the tenth charity art and craft exhibition from 28th  - 30th October 2022.

This year money raised will buy 2,500 meals to assist those experiencing food insecurity.  Our club is collaborating The Thomas Franks Foundation  (Feeding Communities)  project  and Leighton Park School.  Our  fundraising art and craft fair is part of the Reading Cultural Partnership and collaborates with the Reading Guild of Artists to attract outstanding art pieces and craft items.

Feeding Communities   provides essential food provisions and fresh healthy meals to support food banks or families struggling from food insecurity. An unimaginable amount of people across countless communities are having to suffer and are making untold sacrifices just to feed themselves and their families.  This situation may affect significantly more families in light of recent energy and inflation crisis.

The Rotary Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh in collaboration with The Thomas Franks Foundation believe if even just one family can be fed, that's one less family that is going to sleep hungry.


 Christmas 2022

Once again our club is collaborating with two local garden centres to raise funds to support vulnerable groups within our local communities:

Henry Street Garden Centre Arborfield

Sheeplands Garden Centre Hare Hatch

Sheeplands Santa's Grotto & Breakfasts with Santa 2022

Sheeplands are delighted to be working with the Elves at the Rotary Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh. Father Christmas arrival day and procession on Saturday 3rd December.

The Rotary Club Grotto and Santa's breakfast is a not for profit event and all proceeds go to The Rotary Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh for their chosen charities of 2022. Any additional donations you can make to Rotary Club when visiting are much appreciated.


You can BOOK NOW for the grotto and breakfasts. 

On behalf of all the members of our club 'We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'.


Bridge Drive 2023

Calling all bridge players …


C   H  A  R  I  T  Y       B  R  I  D  G  E       D  R  I  V  E


Charvil Village Hall, The Hawthorns,        

Charvil. RG10 9TR


All Proceeds Will Support Our


To Help The Most Vulnerable In Our Communities

  Friday 27 January 2023

Time: 1.30 for 2.00 start

Tea, sandwiches & cake will be served at 3.15pm

£40 per table



If you would like to reserve a table please email:   for an entry form.