Supporting the Community
Helping Members of our Community
Through membership of Rotary Club of Reigate there are many opportunities to volunteer. This can involve as little or as much time that you are able to spare.
Examples of some of the activities our members support include:
Every Wednesday fortnight the Bob Cholmondley Club arranges a social meeting for the blind and partially sighted residents of the Borough. We assist in the transport to and from the regular meetings.
East Surrey Talking Newspaper
Founded by one of our former members Michael Finch OBE (dec’d) nearly 40 years ago a group of volunteers record local news and articles of interest for circulation to blind and partially sighted residents. We have volunteer readers, recordists and copiers and despatchers.
We regularly provide support to the Reigate & Redhill Music Festival and Reigate Community Festival coordinating the movement of people and vehicles.
Literacy in Schools
Volunteers support teachers by attending schools and helping children to improve their reading skills.
Trustees & Governors
Many of our members are trustees of charities or Governors at local schools. There is always a shortage of suitably qualified people able and willing to take on these roles.
We raise money in a number of ways:
Christmas Street Collections in Reigate Town Centre – Every year the Club provides two Christmas trees outside the Old Town Hall and Morrisons Supermarket. Last year our Christmas collections raised £4,500 for local charities that was topped up with Gift Aid tax relief.
In response to the earthquakes in Nepal our Street collection on one Saturday in May was enough to fund three Shelter Boxes.
For the past 48 years we have held an annual charity auction.
A fun night out with a country theme. Guests are encouraged to come appropriately attired.
Always a popular event.
These are just a few of the roles that our members currently perform. To find out more contact us through our contact page.