News and Activities


Date: Friday 18 September 2020

A big “thank you” to all who took part in our Zoom fundraiser – #MacmillanCoffeeMorning We had lovely chats with friends who dropped in and shared recipes. £330 raised so far – fantastic!

We are still active despite meeting on Zoom nowadays!

We are using the money collected locally at Christmas to support your community Foodbanks.

“Rotary Club Carlton, have contributed towards feeding Netherfield, over 8,000 meals in 3 months. Thank you so much for your continuing support. You and others have made the difference to many lives. We are all so grateful ❤️” Tina Simpson St Georges Centre Netherfield. St George’s Centre

Carlton Foodbank is also being supported by us with donations and support from a Rotary Foundation Project- Rotary4foodbanks

We have been pleased to make weekly donations of money for the last 10 weeks to St Georges Centre / Bethesda Foodbank and St Paul’s Church / Main Street Methodist Church Foodbank to help them purchase much needed items.


A regional Rotary (District 1220) foodbank delivery scheme is up and running, delivering one hundred and fifty thousand food items to people in need in the next eight weeks across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Driven by Rotarians and the drive and generosity of East Midlands Chamber member – international haulage firm Taylors Transport.

Explains Rotary’s co-ordinator John Cavey: “We could see a huge and growing need for foodbanks and we in Rotary are committed to helping meet that need. From our own charity funds, we have already allocated £35,000 to buy goods wholesale. Our plan is to extend that with another £60,000 by the end of July. By then we hope many more businesses will see the benefit in what we are doing for some of the country’s most needy and become supporters of the scheme.”

Without warehousing and an effective distribution network, Rotary4foodbanks would not be able to operate on the scale that is needed to meet that growing demand. That’s where local businessman and long-time Rotarian, Alan Taylor, stepped in setting aside warehouse space and delivery vehicles. “Why wouldn’t you help when you see people in need?” Alan says. “Even though we work internationally we have always been rooted in the East Midlands and it is only right to give back to the community in which you are based. It is a philosophy which runs right through to the heart of the business.”

John Cavey said, “We are relying on the generosity of the public, Rotary Clubs, and businesses like Alan’s, to see us through.”

Anyone wanting to help in the programme – or foodbanks requiring Rotary4foodbanks – support can contact John Cavey at or Tel: 07855 299443

12th May 2020

Rotary Club of Carlton , Collins Cash and Carry and Nottingham Express Carriers worked together to get brand new high-need items to SHAREWEAR today. After prior arrangement, The Rotary Club bought £200 worth of new clothes for us from the wholesaler, who then said they would match the donation by gifting another £200 worth of clothes themselves. The courier provided free transportation of the knickers, boxers, socks, trousers, coats, T shirts, nighties and jogging bottoms.

Gedling Food Bank Appeal:
The Rotary Club of Carlton have taken their Santa Sleigh around the Gedling area for the past 42 years. Many of our Christmas donors will be struggling in these difficult times and we want to help.We are already supporting two local food banks on a weekly basis but wish to assist in the Council’s efforts as well.

We have cancelled all future meetings until further notice in line with Government recommendation. Our committees will be meeting online to continue our support of the local community.

Are you interested in volunteering and helping your community?

The Rotary Club of Carlton is going to start a new Rotary Satellite Group.

We just need a few more of our followers to register an interest and then we can have our 1st meeting.

This is a new flexible type of Rotary Club best suited for people with busy family or work commitments. We plan to meet once or twice a month in the evening or on a Saturday morning in a Coffee Shop or Bar and have fun planning a range of fundraising and volunteer opportunities. If you would be interested in coming along to our first meeting then please message us to show your interest. Or you can contact Martyn on 07916055823

16th December

Today we took Santa to see the children at Carlton Digby School.
They had made some cards for Santa.

15th December

Yesterday Carlton Rotary went with Flying High Expressive Arts CIC to St George’s Centre Netherfield to present a performance of The Wizard of Oz. The message from St George’s Centre is below.

Thank you so so much, the stay and play Mums really loved it today they were so happy and never stopped saying how lovely it was throughout their tea. The Mayor Sanders and Pete were so amazed and pleased to see the young Mums of the community and their children enjoying the panto. Carlton Rotary, you don’t know how grateful our community is and we thank you for all your support in 2019. Merry Christmas to you all Tina xx

Our thanks go to Carrie Bird and Flying High CIC for helping to make this possible.…/stgeorges

Emmanuel House
Two of our members Tony Sherwood and John Branson at Emmanuel House handing over our Clothes Collection to Alistair Paylor – The Centre Manager

Thursday 23rd May 
Blood bikes presentation:
The sun shone for us as President Martyn presented a cheque for £4,300 to Blood Bikes. Pat Shawcroft brought a Blood Bike for our photos. During our meeting, John thanked us most sincerely and told us how the Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes are being used more and more by the NHS. They have completed 5000 jobs within the last 3 years. They estimate to have saved the NHS £79,500 to date. Their charity relies on donations such as ours which will be used for ongoing costs of petrol, insurance and maintenance.


Carlton Town Lions Football Club Under 16 Team

Carlton Town Lions contacted us in September last year to see if we could help them with some money to assist them in going to Barcelona to play in a number of Football Tournaments in April this year. We came to an agreement by way of their parents and players helping us with our Christmas Santa Collection. Carlton Town Lions and Parents filled 47 of the much needed collection slots. We all had fun got cold and wet and raised money for the local community! We gave them the agreed sum of money to help them go to Barcelona. We received this email below from them yesterday.

Hi Rotary Club of Carlton

I just wanted to give you a quick update from our Barcelona tour.

We got back today from a fantastic trip and I am delighted to say that we went and won the whole thing!!

30 teams from Spain, Italy, England, Netherlands, Germany and more were in our age group.

We are all over the moon with the result and I have to say it is a truly wonderful achievement by all the players and parents.

Thank you so much for being such an important part in getting us there, we’ve made so many unforgettable memories and we are all so grateful for that.

Thanks and take care,


Rtn Mike Hall recently visited his family in Australia

Our member Rtn Mike Hall recently visited his family in Australia. He was welcomed at the Rotary Club of Port Melbourne at one of their meetings.They were interested to hear about how we help the community in Nottingham.

Saturday 30th March

We had our Social / Fundraiser at Mapperley Golf Club with Gentry.

We raised £460 for Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes.


Thursday 7th March

We had a visit from Grace yesterday evening the Gymnast we are supporting. We wish you all the best for the 2019 Gymnastics British Championships

Thursday 24th January

Carlton Lions Football Club:  At the end of the evening we were joined by several players, their manager and parents so we could say a big “thank you” for their work on our Christmas Float.  We presented a cheque for £1,500 and wished them well in their tournament in Spain in April.

Thursday 20th December

We had our Christmas party at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre. Great food, and a fun raffle.Tash Bird sang for our entertainment. A great night.

Tash Bird.PNG

Charity Fun Quiz Evening Saturday 9th February.


25 Rotary Shoe Boxes filled to help Children and Families in Eastern Europe.


41 old Phones and Tablets collected for Oxfam.…/other-ways-to-do…/recycle-with-us


Thursday 8th November

18 of us went to The Royal Oak East Bridgford for a Skittles evening including some drinks and food. David Styles was our STAR BOWLER!

Wednesday 31st October

10 pin bowling – our team of David Styles, Malcolm Gee, John Branson, Colin Gell, Mike Hall played RC Kirkby this week.  A good game, but we were just beaten by Kirkby in Ashfield Rotary Club.

IMG_1733 (002)Member visits Australia

Our member Mike Hall recently visited The Rotary Club of Carlton Melbourne Australia and brought greetings and a banner from the Vice-President of the RC Carlton in Melbourne. Mike also presented RC Carlton Melbourne with a banner from RC Carlton Nottingham!



Thursday 20th September:

We were very pleased to induct a new member to our Rotary Club, Tony Sherwood. Tony we welcome you to our club and look forward to working together. Pictured left to right John Branson proposer, Tony Sherwood and President Martyn

Tony Sherwood Induction

On Monday 27th August Bank Holiday we were at Lowdham Summer Show
Lowdham Show

The Kerala Crisis in India

We have sent 2 Aquaboxes and a Shelterbox to help the people effected by the Kerala Crisis in India.

Aquabox Relief For Southern India Floods Gets Underway

Responding to the devastating floods in southern India, an initial consignment of 240 Family Filters and 10 Community Filters leaves on 23rd August bound for Bangalore to help meet the urgent need for clean drinking water.

The floods in Kerala state and surroundings are some of the worst in India’s history. Airports, rail and road routes have been seriously affected making aid distribution extremely challenging.

Here at Aquabox we pride ourselves on finding secure, rapid logistics solutions and overcoming local difficulties in order to deliver much needed aid. Through our work with Rotary clubs in the affected areas of Kerala we are now in the position to airfreight out 240 family filters and 10 community filters to Bangalore. From Bangalore the Aquafilters will be transported by road to Mangalore and will then be distributed to the relief camps and other localilities in the devastated zones. We are grateful to our Rotary colleagues in Southern India for their valuable assistance with this.

Helpfully, the Indian Government Ministry of Finance has issued a notification, that subject to very tight conditions, humanitarian aid for the flood affected areas will not be subject to import tax. This will remain in place until December 2018 and is an assurance against abuse of the aid being donated.

Aquabox is continuing to work with local Keralan Rotary groups and examining the possibility of sending Aquabox Gold boxes, containing a wide variety of humanitarian aid items.

Our work in providing this emergency aid places enormous demand on our funds. We rely totally on donations to allow our work to continue. Please help us to help those in need.


India Aquabox

Saturday 18th August

Enjoying our walk before meeting other members at The Chequers Inn Woolsthorpe

Thursday 16th August

We were very pleased to be able to present Hilary Brown from WE R Here with a cheque for £250 to help them with their work in the community.

We R Here

Thursday 2nd August

Carlton members have been collecting toothpaste, soap, antiseptic cream and have donated £100 to Aquabox. See

Mike Hall our International Chairman delivered our collection and presented the cheque to Roger Cassidy, Chairman of Aquabox Trustees. Friday 3rd August

Saturday 21st July

Some of our members on a social walk around Papplewick, Linby and Newstead before a meal at the Horse and Groom.

Linby Walk

Wednesday 11th July

We all had a great day with Carlton le Willows Academy. Mock Interviews with some interesting students. Really good standards and an excellent group. They are all very committed and have a desire to be the best. We wish them all the best in the future.

Carlton le Willows Academy