Welcome from the Club President - Ray Warren
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.
News and Updates
Mapperley and Arnold's COVID Can't Stop Santa 2020!
Our Christmas Charity collection has changed this year but is still going ahead. We are working with Santa to make sure he will be safe when he comes out with us. We are planning routes around Arnold, Bestwood, Woodthorpe, Woodborough and Calverton along with Santa being outside Morrisons in Netherfield, ASDA in Arnold, Mapperley shops and Tesco Top Valley. The dates and routes will be sent out before so you know when Santa is coming. We will not be doing the usual door to door collections so donations through our Just Giving page is so important to us.
Please use the QR code shown on right side of this page
Our Christmas funding last year raised a magnificent sum of £10,000 and we always try and increase upon that through other fundraising activities such as our annual charity golf day or high profile personality speaker events.
This year we completed Phase 1 of a major landscaping project in the gardens of the Hayward House Hospice at the City Hospital and due to the pandemic we are currently fighting, also gave much needed support to appeals from the Bestwood and Arnold foodbanks; these are just two recent examples of how we have been supporting our community for the last 35 years.
At home we have supported dozens of local causes such as Derrymount School (a minibus); When you wish upon a star; Outward Bound; Nottingham Youth Orchestra; Young Carers; Hearing Dogs for the deaf; Teenage Cancer Trust; Forever Stars and individual students for various award schemes or sports, and, each year, The Mayor of Gedling’s particular charity.
Thank you for making all these activities possible.
Hayward House Project
Locally, we have continued to work with Hayward House, Nottingham City Hospital in developing their gardens. Our aim is to create a beautiful area for patients and families sit and find peace and tranquillity in their difficult and challenging times. Please click here to read more. This audio-visual presentation provides a tour and highlight the great work the Rotary Club of Mapperley and Arnold, led by Richard and Jan Shacklock are doing in transforming the grounds to a peaceful garden. If you are interested in getting involved in this project either by financial assistance or in any other way, please contact us.
Mapperley & Arnold Rotary Club activities in photos
Current and ongoing projects
Outward Bound 2018
April 2018 saw the 19th year club has supported the Outward Bound project, in total sending 230 UK students and 130 Dutch students on the week long residential course, Aberdovey Wales.
Gedling Memory Café
The Gedling Memory Café is run by the Alzheimers Society and supported by Mapperley and Arnold Rotary Club since 2012. Several Rotarians help as registered volunteers, welcoming clients and their carers, making drinks, listening to groups, helping with games and activities. For more information please click here.
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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