July 2020 - Reading Mayor, Councilor David Stephens, provided a personal view of the role and fielded some tough quesotins from our members
he Village of Hope in India have received our
food bank donations which were gratefully acknowledged. There are some photos here>
Stephanie Parker, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager, together with Carole and Janet, CLIC Sargent volunteers, delivered a very powerful and moving presentation about the work of this very worthwhile charity supporting
Young lives Vs cancer. You can read more about the charity here>
May 2020: The Fostering Team from Brighter Futures for Children delivered an inspiring talk and presentation at our online meeting on 26th May. If you would like to find out more, then please visit their website here>
Food donations: During these unprecedented times members of Reading Rotary Club are donating to Reading Food Bank, Orum, Amani and now the Village of Hope in India.
Reading Rotary goes online: The club held its first meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 12th May at which Arlene Kersley, CE of Reading YMCA explained the work of organisation and how they offer education and support to youngsters ranging in age from pre-schoolers to their mid-twenties. More details can be seen in the slides here. The club were proud to present YMCA a virtual cheque for £4,800 to provide techincal equipment for their IT training room.
On Saturday 29th February, one of our club members will be sleeping under the stars
or clouds outside Greyfriars Church as part of CIRDIC's second Sleepout in favour of the Charity's funds. CIRDIC in Berkeley Avenue is the first port of call for homeless people in the town and we work hard to keep them alive with food, clothing, baths and visits from medical and other professionals. They help them to move on, often to Launchpad. Please sponsor Eric either directly of via Paypal.me here>
Jamie Read, Joint Chief Executive, Read Dance & Theatre College presented how the college s
upports young people from under represented backgrounds with training in the Performing Arts. Read more here>
Three new members were inducted into the club at the 28th January lunch meeting.One from Iceland, one from The Netherlands, and one from England!
Short video from the Village of Hope -where we helped with donations for the much needed special bicycles. Read more>
This year's Santa Run saw over 1,000 participants and has raised over £12,000.The Alzheimer's Society and Sport in Mind charities will be the main beneficiaries together with reading Rotary Club. Sincerest thanks to everyone who participated or helped in any way. Do look at the photos here>
CIRDC would like to thank the members of Reading Rotary Club for their kind donation of socks and underwear this winter.This gift will mean so much to the people without a home who will live on the streets of Reading this Christmas.
At our meeting on the 5th November Toni Sale demonstrates how to make pasta with a
master class in Pasta making
Our gift was pants!
In response to an urgent request we donated 120 pairs of pants and 70 pairs of socks to CIRDIC drop-in centre. They sent a thankyou note.
A powerful energy advance. Share sale opening 30th December! Register on the Reading Hydro website.Read more>
RYLA candidates, Lucy and Sylvester receive their diplomas.
Reading Rotary Community Project (
RRCP)(part of the Reading Rotary Club) latest grants