2019 Christmas Collections
A BIG THANK YOU
We'dlike to thank local residents in Surbiton, Berrylands, Tolworth and Chessington for their generosity in helping us to raise almost £6,000 all of which will be used to support local good causes - including Yorda Adventures, St Matthews Church and Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness.
COLIN GUTSELL RECEIVES SPECIAL AWARD
A PAUL HARRIS
On Tuesday 16th July, Colin Gutsell, one of our most earnest of Santa's was awarded a rare Rotary 'Paul Harris' award for his services to Surbiton Rotary Club and the citizens of Surbiton. For far too many years than we would wish to say, he has been our Father Christmas on the Rotary milk float sleigh in rain, winds, snow and storms (as well as some nice weather too) and him and his wife, Lynn have been great friends and supporters to the the Club for many years. We thank you for all your help and support.
2019 CHARITY RACE NIGHT RAISES MUCH NEEDED FUNDS
On Friday 10th May Surbiton Rotarians, their family and friends as well as the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Kingston had a fantastic evening of fun, food and a flutter on the gee gees.
At the Holiday Inn on Portsmouth Road over 100 attendees fluttered so much that our chosen charity, Topic of Cancer will now receive a cheque for £1,300, Kids Out will receive £785 and our Beneveloent Fund is increased by an additional £520.
Surbiton Rotary are on a quest with all other Clubs in District 1145 to raise around £250,000 to assist Topic of Cancer and Surrey University find a new cure for bladder cancer through immunology.
Surbiton Rotary would like to thank all the sponsors of races and horses, all those who purchased tickets, the Holiday Inn for helping us host the event and all the volunteers and helpers who made the evening such a special event.
Blooming success for 'End Polio Now'
Alexander Park goes purple for polio
Spring has finally sprung in Surbiton with a column of marching purple soldiers aiding the fight against the return of polio throughout the world.
Along with millions of other Rotarians internationally, Surbiton Rotary Club have purchased purple crocus bulbs as part of the 'End Polio Now' campaign.
Since 1979, Rotary have begun the massive task of eradicating this crippling disease. Since 1988 there has been a 99.9% reduction in cases throughout the world. last year, 2017, there were only 22 confirmed cases of the disease. So far in 2018, there have been none.
However, it takes just one outbreak and polio could become a major threat for generations to come.
Help us complete the task and, like smallpox, eradicate polio.
For more information click on the crocuses on the right ...