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Lewes Rotary Club - Past news

The three Rotary Clubs of Lewes wish to thank the lovely people of Lewes, Ringmer and Kingston for their generous support for our Christmas Tree of Goodwill Collection. We were very pleased to have Father Christmas back on his sleigh, as were so many of you!


You helped us to raise the magnificent sum of £6,378 which will be given to local charities.


We thank everyone most sincerely and look forward to being out again next December.

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In the first major fundraising event for over year and a half, the Rotary Club of Lewes held its charity golf day on Monday 2nd August. Many local businesses and organisations entered teams, with 108 people taking part.


President Carole exchanging banners with Saya Akaba, a Rotary Global Scholar from Yokohama, Japan, who came to our Club meeting last Thursday.

Saya has a Batchelor of Law from Keio University where she studied Law (Criminal Policy). She has just completed an MA in Conflict, Security and Development at Sussex University and intends to work with NGOs such as the UN in post-conflict areas. 

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The Rotary Club of Lewes continues to meet even though we can't meet up in person. This picture was taken at a recent club council meeting; please note some of the names tell you whose computer the person was using rather than who it is a picture of!

We are still doing our best to help the local community in any way that we can during the lockdown.

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County Town Dinner & Fatstock Celebration 2019

A fantastic evening with over 200 people attending the dinner in Lewes Town Hall in November. With over £5000 being raised... well done to all.


Golf Day - Monday 5th August 2019

A wonderful day, with 20 teams taking part. The winners in 2018 were Mayo Wynne Baxter with Knill James Chartered Accountant finishing second. Supported charities were St Peters and St James and The Landport Community Hub. Thanks to everyone that supported the event.


Lewes Rotary Club - latest donations

Funded by our regular events, The Rotary club make donations throughout the year to local good causes.

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Annual Citizenship Awards

These are given to young people, or individuals working with young people, who have shown outstanding dedication in serving the community. This year a variety of different nominations were made, for endeavour in helping others, in engaging with environmental projects and in being a vital part of the life of their school. Many congratulations to them all!

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Lewes Rotary Club - hosted the Rotary Club of Herentals...

A most enjoyable weekend was had by all see some of the highlights here:

Community Services:

Rotary Club of Lewes has assisted local resident Bren Bonner in having a patio laid that she can get outside onto in her wheelchair. Bren, who battles difficulties to help others, was unable to get out into her garden before the patio was laid.


Pictured, left to right: Brian McCarthy, Community Service Committee, Stuart Anscombe (Builder), Bren Bonner (seated) and John Burgess Bren's CTLA driver and other Sponsor.

Community Services:

Presentation of a cheque for £380 to Landport Travel Club by current President Ian Martin in February 2017. 

Community Services:

Pippa Campbell from “Pippa’s Group” nursery receiving a cheque for £500 from the Lewes Rotary Club, presented by current President Ian Martin.

Pippa’s Group has been operating for 30 years in Lewes providing a pre-school setting "for all children including those who need a bit of extra help” and supporting their families and promoting play.

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