Welcome from the Club President - Chris Lyons
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
Supporting local schools in literacy projects
Mapperley and Arnold Rotary Club are supporting local schools in literacy projects. Here President Chris Lyons is at Arnbrook Primary school where we have presented dictionaries to year 5 and 6 pupils. They keep these in school and are used every day in class. When they leave in yr 6 they are taken with them.
It was great to see our work in action and realise that we do make a difference. Teacher Christine Davies led a challenge between children and adults to find words in the dictionaries. Children won 2-1. Not only could they find the words they could explain what it meant and give examples of how it was used.
Amazing £881 for Alzheimer's Society by Rotarians
In March, nine intrepid Rotarians each walked 10 km around the hills and fields surrounding Calverton. It was a perfect day for walking; so much so that two of our walkers decided (unintentionally) to walk approximately 15 km!. CO-VID safety guidelines were followed by all. Thanks go to Glenn Turner for providing a refreshments station with social distancing. Appreciation also to Jill Gratton and Terri Beale for providing walker support. They raised an amazing £881. This was due to the generosity of our community and fellow Rotarians. All of this went to the Alzheimer's Society.
Well done to the following walkers: Chris Lyons, Richard Shacklock, Richard Pannell, Peter Radford, Tony Storey, Dan Mackdermott, Neil Stevenson, David Gratton and Terry Beale. We are always looking for new members, so if activities like this appeal to you and you would like to join us, please get in touch by click here
Christmas Charity appeal updates
Just an update to you all following the tremendous Christmas Charity appeal which we raised over £11,000 to go towards deserving and good causes.
So what have we been doing with this money. We have most recently been working with local schools to help with raising literacy skills. Arnbrook Primary school pupils have been given dictionaries funded by us which have been used in class. Also further funding was used for buying specific books. We also are working now with Robert Mellors school helping with online learning for the children. We hope to work with more schools in the area.
Also money has been donated to Emmanuel House (homeless charity) and our on going project looking after the gardens at Hayward House. We have been involved in many projects over the years both local and some international and we will keep you up to date with what we are doing with your money.
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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