Here at the Rotary Club
of South Woodham ferrers
we eat and drink with friends
and make a difference to some lives
That is Rotary
We use our members’ professions, skills
and connections to bring a variety
of events to the community to benefit
good causes at home and abroad.
Can you help?
Rotary has provided support and help in many
disasters at home and abroad.
In addition we support the elimination of
worldwide medical diseases such as polio.
Join us and you could also help make a difference.
Rotary Xmas Sleigh Update
Further to our update in the Focus last week it is with regret that we have been advised by Asda and Sainsbury’s that in addition to cancellation of the sleigh we will not be able to do the tree of joy.
With the current restrictions planned for lifting on the 2 December we don’t know what will or will not be allowed. We have looked at possible options but we have concluded the possible risks to members of the club and public are too big and would not wish to possibly spoil any Xmas activities we hope to do with friends and / or family.
We are sure you understand the situation and we can assure you we will be doing the sleigh next year.
The sleigh is a major fund raiser for the club where monies raised go to support wherever possible local charities and requests for help.
We will keep everyone updated if circumstances change via Facebook page or through the towns various group pages
The Rotary Club of South Woodham Ferrers was formed in 1982. The club currently enjoys a membership of 33 and meets at Scrimshaws, Old Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5QU at 7:30pm for 8pm each Tuesday (except following a public holiday). The club forms part of RIBI District 1240, part of the world-wide Rotary organisation.
South Woodham Ferrers is a relatively new country town in south-east Essex with a population of 17,500. The town is sited between two tidal creeks on its East and West and the River Crouch to the South. South Woodham Ferrers is noted for its architecture which is an attempt to construct modern buildings in the Essex vernacular.
South Woodham Ferrers is situated on a main railway line from Liverpool Street and can be reached in about 1 hour. So if you are staying in London and wish to visit us, please drop us an E-Mail via the contact us button, advising what time you will be arriving at Woodham Ferrers station and we will be delighted to collect you and introduce you to our club. Or if you would just like a map to our club meeting place, please click here.
Club Main Activities
The club has organised many different events over the years. Its 2 main community events that raise monies for various local good causes and charities locally, nationally and its own Rotary Foundation are the Sleigh and the Swimarathon. If you follow that link it will explain in more detail about this event.
If you would like to support the Rotary Club throughout the year with its fundraising events and community service you can make a donation in different ways. Either by taking part or by its various collections or through our Just Giving Donation page. Our current focus is with the Xmas Sleigh. See above link.
In addition we are now registered with Amazon Smile. Any purchase made through this way Amazon will make a donation to charities. If you wish to suport the Rotary Club please visit Amazon Smile on the web and follow the How to Get Started link. It does not cost you anymore but you support the club with every purchase made.