Frugal Lunch - May 15th, 2013
85 people attended the Frugal Lunch at Salway Ash Village Hall on Sunday last which was enjoyed by all and raised a total of £680.88 for Kids Out and local Rotary Charities. President Clive Bath welcomed everyone, and thanked Denhay Farms for their kind gift of cheese also Mrs Lorna Perrin for the pate.he also Read more…
Race Night - April 12th, 2013
Please click on this link for details:- Race Night 12-4-2013
Chancery House - March 5th, 2013
Barbara Vousden gave the Club an interesting talk about the day to day workings of the town’s Chancery House Day Care Centre. She also discussed the challenges of raising donations and the difficulties in dealing with “agencies” such as Dorset County Council and Age Concern. The Club thanked Barbara for her presentation and President Clive Read more…
Youth Speaks 2nd round winners - February 15th, 2013
” The 2nd Round of the Senior Youth Speak Competition took place on Tuesday 12th February at Beaminster School. Four teams took part – Beaminster School, Gryphon School Sherborne, Park School Yeovil, and Leweston School Sherborne. As usual the standard was very high and the judges needed to take penalty points into consideration before the final placings Read more…
Youth Speaks 1st round winners - January 31st, 2013
1st Round of Youth Speaks 2013 The Rotary Club of Bridport hosted the First Round of Youth Speaks on the 31st January 2013 at the Town Hall Bridport. Colfox and Beaminster schools entered 8 teams between them. The Intermediate class was for 11 to 13 year old students, and the Senior class for ages 14 to 17. Each Read more…
On the last day of Christmas !!! - December 24th, 2012
Clive selling the last pot of bulbs after a morning of very active market trading
Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2012
Hyacinth Bulb sales are off again - November 3rd, 2012
The first of the season Hyacinth bulb sales started today in Buckydoo Square, Bridport. Members were lucky to have perfect “winter” morning with sun and blue skies. Another happy, satisfied, customer. The early shift.
Potting for all - September 25th, 2012
” Today the Rotary Clubs of Bridport and Crewkerne planted 6000 Hyacinth bulbs. Members enjoyed a sunny afternoon, Cider, Bread and Cheese and cups of tea to help the potting along. The planting was carried out in what seemed a record time, and pots will be available to buy in Bridport, Beaminster, Crewkerne and Poundbury Read more…
Lord of the Rings - August 26th, 2012
Rotarians volunteered as stewards to help supervise the crowds at the West Bay finale of the Spirit of Bridport Festival. Picture shows Rotarian Roger Stoodley on duty.
Bridport Carnival-Feeding the revellers - August 18th, 2012
Once again members manned the burger stall until the late hours. Trade was very brisk, particularly for the late shift, and all the burgers and hot dogs were sold out before 11pm. The event successfully raised just over £1000 which will go into Charity Funds.
Donation to Diabetes UK - August 7th, 2012
Zoe Steer, South West Regional Fundraising Manager of Diabetes Uk, receives a cheque for £800 from Immediate Past President Malcolm French at a “Lunch with Ladies” on Tuesday 31st July 2012. Zoe gave an interesting and informative talk on the work of Diabetes Uk and prompted many questions from members and their wives. The donation Read more…
Rotary Olympic Torch Ambassadors - July 12th, 2012
Bridport Rotary Club members helped to ensure the Olympic Torch passed through Burton Bradstock unimpeded.
Son follows in Fathers footsteps 30 years on - July 3rd, 2012
L -R outgoing President Malcolm French, President Clive Bath and Past President Austen Bath
Visit from Srebrenica Rotarians - May 1st, 2012
From l-r: Miss Tanja Dramac (translator), Miss Milena Nikolic, Mrs Nada Markovic (current President Rotary Srebrenica), Malcolm French (President Bridport Rotary) and Nedeljko Simic (past President Rotary Srebrenica). The Rotary Club of Srebrenica is in Rotary District 1910
Spring is here !! - April 17th, 2012
26 Young Bosnians to visit Bridport - April 9th, 2012
The Rotary Club of Bridport is donating £300 to the Opera Circus arts charity which is funded by the British council in the Balkans and an EU Cultural Project called Wake Up. Simply Human is the final event in this Eu project. It is a week long celebratory community event for children and young cultural Read more…
Bridport Disabled Carers and Friends Club - March 29th, 2012
This group meet every Tuesday morning, as the Club has done for the last 22 years, at the Old King Street School rooms. The Club numbers approximately 30 people all who are unable to work for various concerning their health. Many of the Club’s members live quite lonely lives and meeting once a week gives Read more…
Shelterbox Gold Award - March 18th, 2012
The Rotary Club of Bridport has been awarded Shelterbox’s Gold Award for having provided donations for 100 Shelterboxes since Shelterbox was inaugurated in 2000.This amounts to a total of more than £50,000 in donations. This achievement is largely due to the generosity of the people of Bridport who have always given generously to this charity Read more…
Riverside Day Centre cheque presentation - March 6th, 2012
The Bridport Riverside Day Care Centre was established in 1994 and partially funded by Dorset County Council. Each day twelve old people are lovingly cared for, by volunteers, from 10am until 3pm. The Rotary donation will be used for entertainment and transport to outside places of interest.
Cubs Scrapheap Challenge 2012 winners - March 1st, 2012
Mosterton Cubs win again ! Andrew Lobb from The Rotary Club of Bridport presents the Shield watched by Cub Scout Leader Andy Neal ” The 2012 Scrapheap Challenge took place on Saturday 3rd March 2012 at West Bay Scouts HQ , sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bridport. The Six teams who took part were, 1st Read more…
Jamboree Scouts make presentation to the Club - February 15th, 2012
click here > Owen & Rory – July 2011 – ’22nd World Scout Jamboree’ The Rotary Club of Bridport were very pleased to welcome at their lunch yesterday, the 14th February, Owen Gould and Rory Collier, two of the three Explorer Scouts Jamboree Team from Dorset (Amber Barton being the third unable to attend as Read more…
Rotarians to India to help the polio campaign - January 30th, 2012
Rotarians off to India on a mercy mission! Two Rotarians one from the Brit Valley Club and one from the Bridport Club, are off to Karnal in the State of Haryana in Northern India to assist with the National Immunisation Day that will be taking place all over the sub-continent in February. Suzie Cockburn Read more…
Youth Speaks - January 27th, 2012
The first round of Youth Speaks competition was held on Friday 27th January at Burton Bradstock.
Julias House donations - December 14th, 2011
Bridport Rotary Clubs Malcolm Lawrence presenting cheques to Judith Charmer of Julias House. One of £650 from the proceeds of the Sing Sankey evening and the other of £150 given by Betty Palmer in memoriam of her late husband Al Palmer.
Young Chef 2012 - November 25th, 2011
Judges Monique Pasch, Andrew Harvey and Ian Simpson with President Malcolm French and Vocational Chairman Michael Conway. The winner Jessica Wheeler receives her prize from Rotary President Malcolm French For more details and photos go to the Schools-Young Chef section in this website.
World Polio Day - October 24th, 2011
The 24th Oct was world polio day, when we celebrated the fact that the world is on the verge of eradicating this crippling disease. Last year the The Rotary Club of Bridport completed a donation of £1,500 to this fund,and for World Polio Day will donate a further £300. Photo shows Bridport Rotary Club Members Read more…
Community Day Tea - September 18th, 2011
Bridport Rotary Guests at the Community Day Tea at Portland on Sunday 18th September. This day was a joint venture of The Portland, Dorchester Casterbridge and Bridport Rotary Clubs, and Guests were taken on a scenic ride prior to enjoying teas at various venues. Guests enjoying Tea on Portland
Mammograph Appeal donation - August 22nd, 2011
Wendy Nightingale, the Chair of the Dorset County Hospital Digital Mammography Appeal, Receives a cheque of £2000, from President Malcolm French, PP. Brian Evans and Community Chairman Andrew Lobb, which has been donated by the Club.
Dorset ME Support group receive £500 - July 31st, 2011
Past President Brian Evans presents the cheque to Sue Ticehurst. The money had been raised over his Presidential year, by personal contributions each week by the Clubs 40 members, for his chosen charity.
Scrapheap Challenge 2011 winners - July 16th, 2011
1st Mosterton Cubs win 2011 Scrapheap Challenge Every year the Rotary Club of Bridport judges what is now known as the Scrapheap Challenge. This is a competition between West Dorset District Cubs as to which group can build the best model from a load of scrap. This year the competition took place at the Village Read more…
Weldmar donation - May 26th, 2011
International Award for Bridport Rotary - May 20th, 2011
District Governor Stan Jones presented Past President Dean Baksh ” The RI Presidents Citation for Club Achievement” in meeting the RI Criteria for success in the 4 Avenues of service during Rotary Year 2009/2010. The photo shows P.Pres Dean Baksh(left) Governor Stan Jones, & Club President Brian Evans.
Presentation to Ghana students - April 8th, 2011
Dot Drayton and Jess Haley receiving the cheque from the club’s treasurer past president Don Knight and Rotarian Hugh King. The Rotary Club of Bridport is supporting the fundraising efforts of a group of Sir John Colfox students (Anna Brown, Dot Drayton, Kristie Thacker, Jess and Lucy Haley) who set off on an educational trip to Read more…
Cheque Presentation to the Stroke Unit - March 22nd, 2011
Rotary Day & Thanks for Life - February 23rd, 2011
ROTARY DAY is the 23rd February – and the Thanks for Life main activites will take place during the week of 19th to 26th February. Thanks for Life is a project involving the clubs and members of Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI), to highlight the humanitarian work of Rotarians with a number Read more…
Youth Speaks - January 24th, 2011
The first round of the Rotary International Youth Speaks competition was held in the United Church Bridport on Thurs 20th Jan. This team event caters for 11 to 17-year-olds in two categories, intermediate and senior, providing an opportunity for young people to take part in a public speaking competition in which each team delivers Read more…
Rotary Young Chef Competition - December 16th, 2010
L-R Katie Neame,Clive Bath,Matt Follas,Monique Pasch,Clive Coombs,Jessica Wheeler,Mike Harris, Otis Scadding,Kieran Ellison, Lauren Furnell, Annie Armstrong The Rotary Club of Bridport recently organised the first round of the national event. Jessica Wheeler aged 14 from Bridport beat five other contestants in a very closely fought competition to prepare and serve a two course meal of Read more…
Sing Sankey - November 27th, 2010
The evening was introduced by David Taylor and the programme was led by Harold Tompkins, the bandmaster of the Weymouth Salvation Army Citadel Band. The evening included performances by The Songsters and The Timbrels and a beautiful vocal solo by Tryphena Wilson. The event was sponsored by local businesses. The Charitable event raised over £1200 Read more…
Suzie Pearce on Kilimanjaro - October 20th, 2010
Suzie Pearce on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Congratulations to Suzie on this epic fundraising event for the Southampton Hospital Childrens Intensive Care Unit.
Colfox Expedition to Kenya - September 21st, 2010
President Brian Evans presenting cheques, valued £1500, to the Colfox students going to Kenya watched by Clive Jeanes who led the fund raising for this project. Following the award the Headteacher of the Sir John Colfox School sent this letter: I would like to thank you for the money that the Rotary Club of Bridport Read more…
Lucie Trollope of the Bothenhampton Guides returns from India - September 17th, 2010
Lucie reports: “The Bridport Rotary Club kindly donated £250 to enable me to go on an international trip with the Senior Section, part of Girl Guiding UK, to Sangam World Centre for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in India. This project taught me a great deal not only about Indian life style and culture but Read more…
The Duck Race - August 31st, 2010
Yesterdays Duck Race, organised by the Club, was a great success due largely to the efforts of Colfox students who sold more than half the tickets. As a result £1650 has been donated to 11 students towards their visit to Kenya next year.
Tricks Factory Open Evening - August 3rd, 2010
President Elect Malcolm French presents a cheque for £500 to the Bridport Tricks Factory at an open evening when the members demonstrated their incredible skills.
Moving On Donation - July 13th, 2010
Past President Deen Baksh presents a cheque for £732 to his years chosen Charity, based in Bridport, Moving On L – R, Debbie Latham- group support worker, Deen Baksh, Ros Copson- volunteer
Help for Heroes Donation - July 11th, 2010
Our President Brian about to present a cheque for £1325 to Air Marshall Sir Christopher Coville, at the Clubs Summer Lunch, for the Help for Heroes Charity. The money was raised by the Club mainly from the Frugal Lunch held at Litton Cheney Village Hall in May.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award Winners Report Back - March 2nd, 2010
The three Colfox students Clarence Fung, Abigail Legg and Merlin Wills made a presentation, to Club members and guests, about their experiences of the course at Worth Matravers. go to the Projects/RYLA section of the website for more photos
Shelterbox Haiti Update - February 18th, 2010
By the end of the week, more than 8,200 ShelterBoxes and disaster relief tents will have been distributed in Haiti. ShelterBox has committed another 5,000 tents to Haiti, which will provide shelter for another 50,000 people. These will start arriving at the end of February.
Fundraising for Haiti in Bridport - February 8th, 2010
Fundraising for Haiti in Bridport is now over £7000. To date Rotary RIBI has shipped over 7000 Shelterboxes and 600 Water Survival boxes to Haiti
Youth Speaks - January 29th, 2010
Youth Speaks,the annual public speaking contest for young people,promoted by the Rotary movement went ahead on Tuesday evening 26th January at the Town Hall Bridport. Three teams each from the Beaminster & Sir John Colfox Schools competed and once again the standard was extremely high making life difficult for the adjudicators in selecting winners for Read more…
Fundraising for Haiti in Bridport - January 26th, 2010
The Encore Theatre Club has donated £860 Colfox School students have donated £800 United Church have donated £1134 The Shelterbox collection by the two Rotary Clubs raised £2600 St Mary’s School Beaminster are to make a donation Collections this past week at the Coop and Morrisons raised £1254 Many personal cheques have been received by Read more…
Haiti Disaster - January 19th, 2010
Three Colfox students have been selected for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) they are Abigail Legg, Clarence Fung and Merlin Wills. The course runs from 13th to 19th February at Worth Matravers. The Club is, today, sent off funding for 5 Water Survival Boxes. click here for information on water survival boxes The first Read more…
Money Raised for Shelterbox - January 17th, 2010
Over £2600 was raised yesterday by the two Bridport Rotary Clubs; this will all be donated to Shelterbox.
Fundraising for Haiti in Bridport - January 13th, 2010
The President of Bridport Rotary Club, Deen Baksh, has organised a joint venture with Brit Valley Rotary Club for a major collection in Bridport next Saturday the 16th January. The collection will centre on a Rotary Shelterbox Tent in Buckydoo Square. Tens of thousands dead, even more left homeless and scenes of chaos; this Read more…
Rotary Young Chef 2010 - November 25th, 2009
L-R Harry Hitchock the winner, Jake Wild, Lauren Furnell, Oliver Imber Four young chefs from the Sir John Colfox School took part, on 24th November, in the Bridport round of a national cookery competition supervised and judged by food experts. They have to prepare a two course meal for two for not Read more…
Rotary Presentation to Bridport Hospital - September 29th, 2009
A cheque for £6500 was presented to Heather Purse, Acting Matron of Bridport Community Hospital, at Highlands End. This donation will be used to buy a portable ultrasound bladder scanner for use on the wards and in the outpatients department. The scanner which will show a picture of the patient’s bladder, will help to Read more…
Thank You to our Business Partners - August 18th, 2009
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Gateway Club Presentation - July 7th, 2009
Presentation of a £1200cheque to the Gateway Club of Bridport Margaret Barry (treasurer) Francesco Hurdley (cttee member) Gateway Club David Pugh (Ironman co-ordinator for Bridport Rotary) Roger Stoodley (retiring President Bridport Rotary )
Mercy Ship Update - June 23rd, 2009
The Mercy Ship is now operating in Benin, West Africa and the team anticipates reaching thousands more adults and children during their stay with projects including: Mercy Vision Hope Reborn 3,000 cataract surgeries 140 surgeries for childbirth-related injuries 330 specialised surgeries 20,000 treatments for basic eye disease Outlook of Hope Orthopaedic Project 550 reconstructive plastic Read more…
Donations to the President’s two chosen Charities - May 5th, 2009
Our President Roger Stoodley presents a cheque for £500 to Suzie Pearce the Fundraising Officer of the Southampton Hospital Charity, on the left is Mike Gurd the Fundraising committee secretary. The donated money will go directly to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit toward a new high tech ventilator. The PICU is a leading World class Read more…
RYLA award winners report back to the Club - March 23rd, 2009
Todd Neale, Oscar Tweed (Colfox School) and Karen Buzzar (Beaminster School) Reporting back on their experiences of the RYLA course. Oscar & Todd won their awards from Bridport Rotary, one of which was sponsored by the Business Partners Scheme. Karens award was from Brit Valley Rotary.
Beaminster School student crowned World Biathle Champion 2008 - February 23rd, 2009
photo courtesy of The Dorset Echo Dear Rotary Club of Bridport As you have been kind enough to sponsor me I wanted to write to you in order to update you on some exciting news. I have just heard that I am the World Champion for the World Biathle Tour Series 2008. This means Read more…
Rotary Young Chef 2009 - January 23rd, 2009
The 4 young chefs: The winner Oliver Imber receiving his certificate from Brian Evans, Bridport Rotary Club Vice President.
Youth Speaks - January 20th, 2009
The 1st Round of the Rotary International Youth Speaks competition was held on Jan 19th 2009 in the Bridport Town Hall. This team event caters for 11 to 17 year olds in two categories, Intermediate and Senior and provides an opportunity for young people to take part in a public speaking competition in which each Read more…
Thomas Crew Update - November 23rd, 2008
Dear Rotary Club of Bridport Due to your kindness in sponsoring me I am writing in order to update you on my latest competitions. I had a great time in South Africa and competing in the World Championships, all the sights and seeing how other people live were a real education for me in many Read more…
World Sea Fishing Champion - October 23rd, 2008
photo courtesy of View From Bridport Congratulations to Stephen Rathbone from Beaminster who collected the Individual junior gold medal at the World Sea Fishing Championships in Barcelona. The England Junior team collected the silver team medal only missing out on the gold by one point. Stephen Rathbone from West Bay collected the Individual junior gold Read more…
Start of the Mock Interviews - October 5th, 2008
Students at The Sir John Colfox School prepare for the world of work by attending mock interviews set up by the Rotary Club of Bridport. The process is designed to provide performance feedback and some limited career advice for the 15/16 year old. A Year 11 student attending the short interview is pictured below. Read more…