We’re for communities

It’s often said that society works better when communities work together. From food banks to flood relief, marathons to festivals, Rotary is always making a difference in our communities. The opportunities with Rotary are endless – here are just a few of the ways Alresford Rotary is helping: Locally

• 10K Run: Our annual road race around Alresford and surrounding villages is a fun day for all but a serious event for top runners in the region. At the last event in 2019 pre-COVID, the event attracted over 500 people and helped raise funds for local charitable causes.

• Quiz Night: Arguably Hampshire’s Quiz of the Year, eagerly followed, but cancelled in 2020 due to COVID. We plan to run this in autumn 2021.

• Fireworks Evening: this highlight of the Alresford year has been organised for over 20 years. Starting with a torchlight procession, loved by kids and adults alike. The crowds move to Arlebury park for a spectacular firework display and bonfire celebration.

• Song Contest: a new addition in 2020 the Song contest showcased the incredible talent across the area and helped raise charity funds. A lot of fun was had by all and prizes were hard-earned. Plans to repeat in 2021.

• Christmas Tree Market: We source locally grown trees and raise charity funds with the sale before Christmas.

• Senior Citizens Days Out: these trips provide welcome relief for those housebound and the chance to meet friends and see new places.

• Christmas Shoebox Project: many children from poor communities in Romania benefit every year from our gifts in shoeboxes.

• Supporting St John’s Apple Day: We have an apple press and convert apples brought to the event into fantastic apple juice.

• Tidying Alresford: we pride ourselves on having a beautiful town. Regular sessions to help tidy garden areas do plantings and litter pick are essential to support our Community.

• Helping Students get jobs: we coach Perrins students on applying for their first jobs and writing CV’s