More About What We Do ...

 

 

 

 

Fund raising events

  Over the last 4 years we have raised over £100,000. Fund raising activities include:

  • Christmas street collections in Epping and nearby communities
  • Race nights
  • Auctions of Promises
  • Concerts and Dance evenings
  • Bridge drives
  • Quiz nights
  • Charity Golf days
  • Collections at events eg Carols on the Green at Christmas
  • Foundation dinners/barbeques
  • Sponsored challenges eg mast climbs
  • Raffles at social events
  • Surplus from Youth Makes Music concerts, Copped Hall Fun Run.

Several fund raising activities have also been designed as popular community events. We organise the car parking at the annual Epping Town Show, with Epping Town Council.  Carols on the Green attracts many local people.

Local charities and good causes

Financial support has been given to the young, the elderly, those who are seriously ill or disabled, for example:

  • Chigwell Riding Trust
  • The Dream Factory
  • Copped Hall Trust
  • 414 Epping Air Cadets
  • Carers Trust
  • Radio Forest
  • Breast Cancer Unit at St Margaret's Hospital
  • Help for Heroes
  • The British Legion
  • VAEF Learning Disabilities Project
  • St Clare Hospice
  • Haven House Hospice
  • St John's School
  • Epping Senior Citizens Association
  • "The Box" project for young people 
  • Epping Evergreen Club
  • Epping Stroke Club
  • Thornwood Seniors Association
  • Epping Forest First Responders
  • as well as many needy individuals, local scout groups, sports clubs, etc.

We also give help directly eg transport for the local churches' Christmas lunch

The international dimension

Rotary is an international movement. The Rotary Club of Epping plays its part by:

  • contributing to Rotary Foundation, a global fund that has helped to eliminate polio;
  • allowing young people to experience family life abroad through the Youth Exchange scheme;
  • sponsoring medical students to experience healthcare in the third world;
  • supporting young people in need in Uganda and Jamaica ;
  • helping provision of vital ultra-sound equipment in remote rural health centres in Pakistan ;
  • collecting unwanted tools and spectacles for overseas use;
  • paying for Aquaboxes and Shelter Boxes for disaster areas (eg Asian tsunami);
  • contributing to Mercy Ships (travelling hospitals) and to an anti-malaria project in Africa ;
  • raising money for WaterAid

Fun and Fellowship

An important part of Club activity is our social and sports scene ! We not only enjoy each others' company at our normal lunchtime meetings and fund-raising events. We also make sure that our programme includes functions designed to be fun.

These include evening meetings and barbeques with family and friends, dance evenings (eg Burns Night), annual visits to Eastbourne or Bournemouth to meet up with other Clubs in London District, and visiting/hosting our twinned Rotary Club, Sinsheim in Germany. We also hold frequent coach outings to shows and places of interest.

And the Club has a tradition of competing in all the annual sports and games competitions between Clubs in the London District. There are over 20 different competitions ranging from backgammon, badminton and bowls to scrabble, snooker and ten pin bowling. The Club is proud to have been overall winner on several occasions in recent years and is the current holder of the Fellowship Cup!