Welcome from the Club President - Lloyd Williams

The Rotary Club of Mapperley and Arnold provide opportunities to be involved in this vibrant area of Nottingham. We as Rotarians share a philosophy of ‘Service Above Self’ helping not only the local communities but also assisting in international projects such as polio vaccination throughout the world. We are involved in raising funds, through a range of activities, for a wide variety of charities. Why not come and see us? We will always welcome guests and indeed new members.We meet every Wednesday evening JOIN US, please do come and join us.

Special event to raise funds for local charities

In support of  Hayward House - palliative care unit 


An evening with Gary Bell – ‘Animal QC’

Wednesday 22 November 2017 -  7.30pm (doors open 6pm)

At:   the s p a c e - Arboretum Street, Nottingham NG1 4JB


Hello, if I could please just have a couple of minutes of your time and consideration!

As part of our Rotary fundraising this year, we are holding this special event to raise funds for local charities, but particularly in support of ‘Hayward House’, which is a hospice based in the grounds of the City Hospital, Nottingham.

We are delighted to introduce to you a Nottingham lad ‘who dun extraordinarily good’ in a one man show at the brand new performing arts centre at the Nottingham Girls’ High School. Gary Bell grew up in the St Ann’s slums in the early 1960’s, he moved to Cotgrave with his coal mining family and left Toot Hill comprehensive school  at 16 with no qualifications.

He enjoyed being a renowned football hooligan in The Mad Squad, alongside the likes of Paul Scarrott, during the Nottingham Forest ‘glory days’ of Brian Clough. During the first four years of his ‘employment’ he worked down the pit (but was afraid of the dark); trained as a fireman (sacked); a bricklayer (sacked); a lawn mower mechanic (sacked); a pork pie packer (bored) and a gaming machine technician (arrested and convicted for defrauding said machines!). Then he set off to France as a homeless drifter.

Less than 10 years later, he qualified as a barrister at law and later ‘took silk’. He now has an entry in ‘Who’s Who’ and is also an award winning stand -up comic; world class debater; author and presenter of his own show on the television!

As you can imagine, he has an amazing, preposterous and hilarious story to tell and having read his really entertaining book I can assure you-he has! I do hope you will consider coming to see him, therefore supporting Hayward House to continue with its special and highly valued work.

Please share this message with your friends, family and work colleagues.

Ticketing details are on the poster here or click to get in touch with us.

For more information about Mr Bell please read the article from Daily mail and the Guardian

Richard Shacklock – President



The Mapperley & Arnold Rotary Club Golf Day raised in excess of £4,000 which is to be donated to ‘FOREVER STARS’ the Stillbirth Support Charity for bereaved parents & families in Nottingham – This is to develop a new bereavement suite at the City Hospital.


Ho - Ho - Ho !!
Santa & his sleigh are on their way !



Please look out for us during December in the areas listed below when we embark on one of our major fund raising events of the year.

  • Santa visits Heywood House

The Santa Sleigh is one of our major fund raising events of the year. Money raised from this event funds work with local charities for the following year. Last year our Santa sleigh raised over £ 7,000, which we continue to donate to worthwhile causes in and round Mapperley and Arnold. We would like to use this opportunity to thank you for your support.

In November each year, a strategic plan is drawn up detailing our 'static' sites which all need local authority approval, and our 'mobile' routes. With the support from all members, friends and families, we have managed to share the joy of this festive period with our local community. At this magical time of the year when many families with young children look forward to our visit to their street.

This year is going to be another magical time for us to share Santa Sleigh with our local communities and we look forward to greeting and meeting as many people as possible.

Christmas Sleigh 2016

Below is our programme, please note that the programme may be subjected to change when faced with adverse weather condition. We will keep this page updated.

DateLocation and Time
Sat 19th Nov Morning 10.00am, Heywood House
Thu 24th Nov Evening 17.30 - 19.00 Arnold Lights
Fri 2nd Dec
from 9am til 5pm @ BOOTS Mapperley
Sat 3rd Decfrom 9am til 11.00am @ BOOTS Mapperley
Mon 5th Dec
Surgeys Lane / Patricia Drive area from 6.00pm
Tue 6th DecWensley Rd at Library area from 6.00pm
Thu 8th DecJct Breckhill Rd/ Maitland Rd area from 6.00pm
Fri 9th Dec Jct Howbeck Rd/Coppice Rd area from 6.00pm
Sat 10th DecArnot Hill Park/Sandfield Rd area from 6.00pm
Mon 12th Decfrom 9am til 7pm @ B&M Store Netherfield, NG4 2PE
Tue 13th Dec
Jct Lodge Farm Ln/Redhill Rd area from 6.00pm

Thu 15th DecJctn Whitby Crescent / Gedling Rd area from 6.00pm
Fri 16th Dec
from 9am til 5 pm @ Gonalston Farm Shop, NG14 7DR
Sat 17th Dec
from 9am til 5 pm @ Gonalston Farm Shop, NG14 7DR
Mon 19th DecEllington Rd / Ashington Drive area from 6.00pm
Tue 20th Dec
from 9am til 7pm @ B&M Store Netherfield, NG4 2PE
Wed 21st Dec
from 9am til 7pm @ Gonalston Farm Shop, NG4 2PA
Thu 22nd Decfrom 9am til 7pm @ Morrisons, NG4 2PA
Fri 23rd Dec
from 9am til 7pm @ Morrisons, NG4 2PA
Sat 24th DecStreets of CALVERTON from 4.00pm

Rotary Year Theme

Each Rotary year, Rotarians all over the world offer their services to a common theme. This Rotary year's (2016-2017) theme is to be a Rotary serving humanity."Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world". If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, why do not contact us or come along to one of our events.



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