Bridgnorth Rotary celebrated another successful year of fundraising, fellowship and increasing membership with the Rotary Classic Car Run at the end of July which attracted a record 41 entrants and raised over £1,000 for charity. The main fundraising activities throughout the year have been a golf day, the Bridgnorth ‘Up the Steps Walk’ – which this year takes place on Sunday 8 October – the Tree of Thought at Christmas and the post-festivities Sponsored Slim; together totalling £14,500.
Money raised has been donated to a number of charities: the Liver Foundation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Blood Bikers, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mencap and Northgate Swimming Club. Internationally, the Rotarians supplied a Shelter box for disasters, contributed to Polio Plus, and supported small African businesses with Lend with Care. Rotary provided a dinner and entertainment for the Stroke Club of Bridgnorth, and worked hard on the garden area in front of Bridgnorth Hospital with the help of Bridgnorth Town Council and the Hospital League of Friends, planting 15,000 purple crocus bulbs to promote the Rotary International Polio eradication programme.
But it’s not just about fundraising; fellowship events have included croquet, fishing and bowling as well as visits to Classic Motor Company, Grainger and Worrall, Bridgnorth Aluminium and Hobsons Brewery. New members are always welcome; to find out more or to enter the Up The Steps Walk call 01746 766245.