Carlton Rotary Club

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We meet weekly on Thursdays and are currently alternating one week face to face with a meal at Mapperley Golf Club, the following week on Zoom or a social activity.  Guests are more than welcome.  If you would like to join us any Thursday evening please email via our Contact page.

Carlton Rotary is based in the Borough of Gedling, Nottingham.  We are one of 61 Clubs in District 1220 which comprises Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.  

District 1220’s Video – What is Rotary? – can be viewed here.

We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world’s largest service organisation.

The Club members include men and women from all walks of life.  The projects we get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding – and there’s plenty of fun involved too.  Our fundraising enables us to support many local organisations and accommodate requests from the local community.  Requests can be made via here: Contact us

Funds given in 2024:

Funds given in 2023:

  • Christmas donations in December included food vouchers for local families for distribution by St George’s Centre, Phenomenal Futures, Age Concern and local schools.  Also donations to the Samaritans, Childline, the YMCA and Emmanuel House.
  • Donation of £200 to Rotary Christmas Toy Box Appeal ‘Every Refuge, Every Child’ for children in local refuges.
  • Donation of £200 to enable a group of local Young Carers to have a go-Karting experience at Team Sport Nottingham
  • Donation of £150 following a very interesting talk from Base 51
  • Donation of £250 to Phenomenal Futures
  • Donation of £200 to Young Lives vs Cancer
  • Donation of £200 to the Phoenix School towards Forest School training for a teacher
  • Donation of £690 to Shelterbox in response to the earthquake in Morocco and the flood in Libya.
  • Donation of £500 clothing to Emmanuel House in Nottingham
  • Donation of £200 to St Paul’s Church for their Breakfast Club
  • Donation of £200 to Age Concern Community Hub (Carlton) towards their activity group summer outing
  • Donation of £200 towards a sensory room at the Manor Care Home
  • Donation to Netherfield Lagoon step repairs
  • Bleed cabinet for Netherfield Loco Centre
  • Profits of £1,000 from our March Quiz night to Maggies Cancer Centre, Nottingham City Hospital
  • £1,020 to The Rotary Foundation – Rotary’s own charity fund
  • £250 to Operation Smile
  • £100 to End Polio Now Rotary’s continued campaign to vaccinate world-wide to eradicate polio.  
  • £100 towards a specialised wheelchair for a young aspiring doctor
  • £250 to Improving Lives Nottingham – mental healthcare services
  • Regular payments from our Rotary Foundation Grant to St George’s Centre, Netherfield and Hope Foodbank in Carlton
  • £60 following a speaker evening to Red Rubber Ball Foundation

Funds given in 2022:

  • Christmas donations included food vouchers to local families via four schools, WeRHere, Age Concern Carlton & St George’s Centre Netherfield.  Additional donations were sent to the Samaritans, Childline, Emmanuel House and the YMCA.
  • Donation to The Ark Gedling of £500
  • Donation of £250 to Aquabox for the Pakistan Appeal
  • Donation to the National Trust to “plant 10 trees” following their talk
  • £500 to the new Loco Centre  in Netherfield towards purchase of an Elfin kitchen
  • £200 to WeRHere towards their bespoke counselling sessions
  • £150 was given in support of NetherFest 2022
  • £100 was given towards a District Appeal to finance a specialised wheelchair 
  • £1,125 was donated by members to The Rotary Foundation this year – our own Rotary International charity which comes back into Clubs around the world by way of grants
  • In May a group of Young Carers were treated to an afternoon at “Go Ape” at a cost of £272
  • We donated £100 to the Samaritans in lieu of a fee for Paul Hopkins, the entertainer at our Birthday Party in May 
  • We provided and fitted connections needed to link a large TV screen to games consoles at the Loco Centre in Netherfield for youth activities
  • A donation of £250 was given towards a trip for a group of Adult Carers 
  • In response to the Ukraine crisis, we donated two Shelterboxes @ £385
  • We provided £50 worth of seeds for families in Albania to grow their own vegetables
  • Our Quiz in March generated £400 for Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre at Nottingham City Hospital
  • We donated to the British Heart Foundation at the request of one of our speakers in lieu of a fee
  • We donated to Derbyshire charity, Aquabox to support their humanitarian remit of sending water filters to disaster areas around the world
  • We helped a local young gymnast with her fees for entry into National Competitions
  • £313 from the sale of our Christmas Cards was given to the Friends of Gedling Country Park at our meeting on 27 January.

Funds given in 2021:

  • We donated Christmas presents to the YMCA, helped the Samaritans and Childline, and gave food vouchers to local families in need.
  • We supported the Rotary Kids Out toybox appeal so children in local refuges in NG4 received Christmas presents.
  • We donated to the DG’s project – Empowering Girls in India – to give a girl in her last 3 years of education a sewing machine and the training in tailoring. See: DG Martyn Empowering Girls Project
  • We were pleased to support Mercy Ships for their outstanding work See:
  • We donated to Kids Against Plastic – following Amy’s great presentation in September
  • We donated to the Gedling Memorial Woodland Project following a talk from the Carlton Hill Community Action Group
  • We raised sponsorship for blind runner, Nick Thorley, who came to talk to us in August in his endeavour to run a 120 mile ultra marathon for the peace building charity CorD.
  • We gave a donation to the Refugee Youth Group in Nottingham following a talk by Pat Fenton in July.
  • £250 from the sale of our 2021 Calendars was given to the Friends of Gedling Country Park at our meeting on 25th February.
  • A District Grant of £250 enabled us to double that to give £500 to the WeRHere charity based in Arnold to develop a resource to offer their extremely successful self-esteem building course. They plan to resource families with individual craft activities and then engage with family groups using Zoom.

Over the last few years the St John’s Canoe Club have given Carlton Rotary the funds raised from their annual 4 Counties Canoe Race to be distributed to those in need in the local community.