Banstead Rotary Club has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years for charity, without our members taking a penny for ourselves. We give back to the community, both local and international - and we'd love to have you along.
We support and work in partnership with a wide range of charities and projects at a local and national level. By combining our skills, time and resources, we are able to successfully deliver local and national campaigns which have a positive impact in our communities.
We're preparing a variety of community service and fund-raising projects.
Rotary gives everything to charity and we are careful to see that the money we raise goes to the people who need it. The money from our Christmas collections goes to local charities, and we also do fundraising for the third world throughout the year e.g. sending Shelter Boxes to places like the Philippines after disasters, so peoples’ lives will be changed for the better. If you want to give money to charity you can be sure if you do it via Rotary none of the money goes into members’ pockets and we pass every penny raised to local charities. We try to ensure that the money gets to people who really need it!
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Get involved with Rotary!
To provide some background you can learn more about us here and:
Volunteering with Rotary could be the most important thing you ever do. Your skills and experience are invaluable in our drive to help communities at home and around the world through our volunteer work. Whether you become a member of Rotary or volunteer your time and abilities to our local club, you will be helping to make people’s lives better. Just take a look at our list of members and committees HERE!
There are many ways to get involved with Rotary:
You could join your local Rotary and open up a world of opportunities
You could donate to a club or Rotary initiative
You could volunteer to speak at a club about a cause or interest
If you are a school pupil, you could take part in a Rotary competition
You could volunteer to help the club in one of its initiatives, without becoming a Rotary member
If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you and you feel like volunteering some of your spare time, we’d like to hear from you!
Please contact us HERE to discuss your interest with a view to meeting up with local Rotarians at the Banstead Club - attending one of our speaker evenings or social events is a great way for you to get the measure of Rotary and for the club to get to know you.
Message from The Rotary Club
We would like to reassure everyone, that in the current situation, the Leadership Team are staying up to date on the advice of Rotary International, and, of course the Government to ensure we are being responsible and not putting anyone in danger, therefore please do keep an eye on your emails over the coming weeks.
We have already secured online meeting facilities so we can continue to work as a Club, and, meet virtually as a Club over the next few weeks, as face to face meetings are postponed - again details of how to join
these meetings will be circulated to members in advance.
If you are not a member of Banstead Rotary Club, but would like to join our meetings, and, find out more about what we are doing, and in particular, our work with our Charity Partners, then please do get in touch, everyone's welcome!
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A Corporate membership allows Rotary clubs to involve a corporation in Rotary by offering an alternative membership package to local companies and some of its employees.
Corporate memberships give local businesses the chance to give back to the community while developing their employees’ personal and professional skills through Rotary.
The corporation itself cannot be a club – only people can be members of a Rotary club. The club offers corporate membership to individuals based on their employment at a corporation. Usually the prime member is at senior management level and can put forward employees to join the scheme.
The flexibility this type of membership offers is more affordable and requires a smaller time commitment. It will enhance your employee’s invaluable opportunities for taking on leadership roles while providing networking opportunities and mentoring.
Your company will want to add Rotary membership to your profile because you recognise Rotary’s reputation for combining business networking with community service. This type of membership allows you to learn about the needs of your community while experiencing the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others.
We need your support in securing a new climbing frame for the Lady Neville Recreation Ground
We recently applied for a grant of £40k from the £1 million SCC Community Fund for a new and fully accessible climbing frame, which will form the centrepiece of the proposed refurbishment of the children’s play area. We’re pleased to say that our application has got through to the second stage in the process, and we’re now asking you – our community – to show your support for our application by giving us a ‘thumbs up’ HERE.
The more thumbs up we get, the more likely we’ll be successful in the next round.
Thank you on behalf of BViB
'The WHO Africa region declared Polio free'
After decades of work across 47 countries on the continent,
the World Health Organization has certified the Africa region polio free.
Today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region, has officially been certified free from wild
poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide.
This certification has come four years after Nigeria, the last polio-endemic country in Africa,
recorded its final case of wild polio and is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members,
the African region, and Rotary’s partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries which make up the
WHO’s African region and now means that five of the six WHO regions,
which represent 90% of the world’s population, will be free of polio.
Read more HERE
If you use Amazon, please consider following the link below to set up Smile Amazon which will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Rotary Club of Banstead Trust Fund. Select Rotary Club of Banstead as your chosen charity and always start you Amazon through Smile Amazon. It is the same Amazon site but with a donation being made. Please let you friends have the link and we should soon begin to benefit.
Get Moving to End Polio is a new fundraising activity to support Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign to end polio now and forever. The border between the last two polio-endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, is ‘more than 1,240 miles’, so we have focused the figure around our latest campaign.
The idea is simple. Host an event incorporating the number 1,240 whilst raising funds to eradicate polio.
Click on the left for more information.