The Billingshurst & District Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, a worldwide charitable organisation founded in 1905. The Billingshurst & District Club received its official charter in 1988 joining a worldwide organisation of 29,000 clubs in 161 countries.
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The Club upholds the mission and vision of Rotary International, serving communities to help solve their toughest challenges. Working with both local and global projects, the Billingshurst & District Rotary Club strives to achieve positive change and enhance the lives of others.
Today the Club has over 20 members, both men and women, who volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to ‘give something back’, and have lots of fun doing so along the way.
During the last Rotary year (July 2016 to June 2017) raised approximately 13 thousand pounds of which:
£1250 was sent to support Rotary Foundation worldwide, £1750 to help in the purchase of Shelter Boxes to help people who had lost their homes as a result of natural and man made disasters. A further £4000 supported Children of Sumatra, David Tilley Foundation for a school in Tanzania and a children’s orphange in Kenya. Closer to home we supported Chestnut Tree House Childrens’ Hospice with £4750 and Age UK village agent with a donation of £250. Finally with £1000 we ran and organised a series of competitions for our local secondary school and surrounding primary schools reaching out to some 3500 youngsters.
The Club’s weekly meetings are held on Monday evenings. It’s up to you whether you want to enjoy a meal (many do!) and usually we welcome a guest speaker or meet with our Partners…but more importantly we get out and about in the local community! Click on our Programme and Upcoming Events to see if there is something you might like to experience.