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.

Charity Masked Valentines Ball Raised over £ 7000

Thank you for your support and kind donation

Mapperley and Arnold Rotary Club enjoyed a very successful fund raising event at Colwick Hall to celebrate St Valentines night. Over 200 people supported the masked ball helping to raise funds for President Lloyd's chosen charity - FOREVER STARS. The picture above shows President Lloyd with guest of honour, BBC East Midlands TV presenter, Anne Davies. Anne is a patron of FOREVER STARS and showed her skills throughout the evening becoming involved in the fund raising. Many club members worked hard at the event ably led by Neil Stevenson and incoming President Richard Shacklock to ensure all who attended enjoyed the event. Coupled with the club's Golf Day, over £13,000 has been raised to help provide a new suite at the Nottingham City Hospital maternity unit to help parents suffering the trauma of having stillborn births.


On 11th Feb 2017 the Rotary Club of Mapperley and Arnold are to host a fund raising Charity Masked Valentines Ball at Colwick Hall, Colwick, Nottingham. The money being raised is in support of the Charity ‘Forever Stars’ - The charity that successfully established a Family bereavement suite at the Nottingham QMC and has now set its self a challenge to replicate this at the City Hospital Nottingham.

The Ball which is a joint venture between Rotary and Forever Stars is a great fit because when Forever Stars founder Richard visited Mapperley and Arnold Rotary Club to speak about his Charity Forever Stars earlier in 2016, probably 25 percent of the audience (men) could relate to the trauma that bereaving parents go through on the termination of a still birth of a child in our local hospitals. The Rotary Club then liked the idea of supporting this Charity because whilst Richard, his family and supporters have made this charity work, it is not carrying large overheads or a head offices and chief execs salary etc. Fund raising chairman for Rotary Neil Stevenson said Every penny of profit from this event and our recent Charity Golf Day goes directly to the charity. When volunteers give up their time and effort for Charity they always show a vested interest that the money collected is not wasted and goes where the donations are given.

Neil Stevenson and his Rotary colleagues want to put on a big event that most people have never been too. The Masked Ball has the potential to sell out at 300 people but has further potential to be even larger with a venue like Colwick Hall who can gear up to 500 people if required. The venue has a good reputation for large events and catering. If we can capture the imagination of people to dress up and support the event, we can also attract sponsorship of the event and if we get the public on seats.

Rotary’s President this year Lloyd Williams who chose the charity Foreverstars’ has his charity of the year, said I am finding this event ‘easy to sell’ because it captures predominately women’s attention they all like the idea of dressing up in their refinery, whilst having the mystic of a mask! Along with Richards contacts and Forever Stars supporters at the QMC, the City Hospital and Midwives past and present. Many have always wanted to go to one of these balls is all they need is posh frock, Mask and a husband, partner, lover and friends and what a better time than Saturday 11th February 2017 which coincidentally is Valentines weekend.


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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