Our End Polio Now Croci are starting to bloom at the Cheam Memorial Garden . These represent the painting of children's little finger in purple ink to signify that they have received the Polio virus.
Rotary is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates FOundation double matching our fundraising worldwide to End Polio See www.endpolio.org
2022 saw Polio found in water samples in the UK and we know that the only way to stop it is to eliminate it. In recent years there have been just hadfulls of cases - although COVID saw a rise, as the vaccination teams were unable to do their work on polio whilst supporting COVID protections instead.
Our annual New Year Quiz in aid of Youth charities took place at Sutton Grammar school. Our popular quizmaster lead the evening which raised £1,300.
We had fantastic news at our annual Xmas presentation evening - announcing that we were donating £15,100 to our nominated and partner charities. This comes from all our Xmas activities including the Cheam Xmas evening,, shop collections, and our Santa's Sleigh. Most of the charities attended and told everyone about what they were doing and how they were planning to use the donation(s).
Below We have also been out litter picking
Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fnd we were able to launch a sewing project and are now celebrating 10 months. Click here for more
Tree Planting for the Queen's Green Canopy Project
Also in December we planted a tree we sponsored for the Jubilee Copse joining Friends of Oaks Park for the Queen's Green Canopy Project. It is a lovely cherry tree and we look forward to seeing it bloom in future years.
We are always excited at this time of year as we get ready to announce the Santa's Sleigh Routes for the year Below is the outline start and finish points. Only a few years ago that is all that was published but now we will publish maps, daily routes (on Facebook) and an A-Z of roads. On the night we will have a Santa Tracker so you can follow our progress. Watch this space......
We have raised £1,650 and gave to Water Survival Box Ltd for the purchase of 11 Water Survival Boxes to be sent to Pakistan as part of Rotary’s relief effort.
We participated in the Eco Fair showcasing our environmental activities: promoting Young Environmentalist Competition and distributing Morsbags and Stop Food Waste Tips.
We have supported Ukrainian guests in Sutton with donations to the Sutton Council for the purchase of supermarket vouchers for the Ukrainian guests to help with the weekly Drop-In meetings (A total of £3,000)
For the Ukrainian Day celebrations we supported with £750 to help and fund educational needs.
We are also supporting the Moshchun Project in Ukraine which will provide temporary housing to people whose house were destroyed by war, while their own homes are being repaired. (£500)
Our thanks go to Alison Rouse who joined our Just Giving Campaign for Ukraine and raised £475
We are also one of the supporters of the Moldova School Toilets Project and our contribution has been recognised.
Cheam and Sutton Rotary traditionally meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month over a light meal from 7:30pm. Other activities may take place on some 4th or 5th Tuesdays of the month and may include get togethers, activities or special meals. Currently the meetings are held on Zoom and start at 8pm
Our Social Media channels are the place to go for frequent updates on what we do during the year. In the run up the Xmas our Santa's Sleigh pages gives daily or more updates of what we are doing and where. In 2020 this will be very different to previous years.
Rotary's Vision - "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
About Cheam and Sutton Rotary
It is amazing what we can accomplish when hearts and minds work together. Rotary Clubs consist of members from different countries, cultures, and occupations and these leaders of society are taking action to enhance health, empower youth, promote peace, and advance their community, all round the world.
Our membership is made up of active, enthusiastic men and women of all ages and backgrounds who, by combining their skills and resources, make a real contribution to the lives of others both locally and internationally.
Cheam and Sutton Rotary is a part of Rotary International, a worldwide organisation founded over 110 years ago, based on the principles of friendship, service to the community and the promotion of peace and international understanding.
As a result of Cheam and Sutton Clubs deciding to merge in 2016, Cheam and Sutton Rotary is a new club with a long history. Sutton Rotary dates back to 1923 and gave birth to Cheam Rotary in 1955. Both clubs have supported many local charities over the years of their existence and they have now merged for a wider footprint in the community.
Rotary’s May Event takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday in late May. It is Sutton and Cheam's largest community event, though recent events have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 .
During December, every year, our Santa Float brings seasonal cheer and joy to the streets of Cheam, Sutton and Worcester Park. Our Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Evenings are popular events and fundraisers during Cheam and Worcester Park’s Christmas Evenings
We also raise funds by collecting outside local supermarkets. We are grateful to Morrisons and Sainsbury’s in Sutton and North Cheam for giving us this opportunity, all of which have been donated to local charities.
If you would like to learn more about us or are interested in joining in, then please use the link to contact us. Come to one of our meetings to discover more.