Ukraine appeal

Southwold and District Rotary will be making a £500 donation to the Ukrainian appeal to help support the people caught up in the Ukrainian conflict. We will ad to this any donation made via our new fundraising page here Donations – Ukraine appeal (

Please share the link with family and friends. Any amount will be welcome. Thank you.

Starlight Walk 2022

The Starlight walk will take place on Saturday 14th May 2022 7 – 10 pm. It will start at The Tea Hut, The Boating Lake, North Car Park, Southwold.

Registration is £10 and proceeds will go to Sole Bay care Fund and Dementia UK.

**Online tickets for the Starlight Walk are now sold out. It will still be possible to buy a limited amount of registration tickets on the day. Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time. You can also still donate online by using the link below.**

Rules and conditions

  • Registration opens from 6.30 pm
  • All participants must sign in prior to starting and report to registration at the end of the walk.
  • Late arrivals may not be permitted to join the walk.
  • Please ensure you are medically fit to undertake the walk.
  • All walkers to wear sensible shoes. No flip flops or “Crocs’
  • Each walker to wear head torch or carry hand torch.
  • No Dogs.
  • No pushchairs.
  • This is not a race. Running the course is not permitted
  • Walking children must be holding the hand of a responsible adult.
  • It is not advised for children under 8
  • Please carry plasters for blisters.
  • Bring water to drink
  • If the marshal’s feel you need to stop the walk for any reason their decision is final! 
  • No smoking or vaping on walk. 
  • Covid rules will apply if appropriate.
  • Please take your rubbish home.

If you can, please wear glowing stars, or fluorescent boppers, or glow in the dark strips, etc.

Bring a wind proof jacket or ‘pack-away’ rain gear, snacks to eat on the way.

The Route

Christmas Swim 2021

After overcoming the restrictions and problems posed by Covid, the Christmas Day swim eventually succumbed to the weather and had to be cancelled at the last moment. On the advice of the RNLI it was decided that the surf was too dangerous for the swim to take place safely.

We really tried our hardest to bring you a fun event and were really gutted that it couldn’t go ahead in the end. Thank you to everyone who registered and donated. We hope that you will still be willing to let us donate the money to the chosen charities. However, if you would like a refund, please get in touch via email at [email protected] and we will return your money in due course. (Please note these refunds may be less any PayPal costs).

Alternatively, if you would like to make any further donations, then please use this link Donations – Christmas Day Swim (

Once again, thanks for your support and understanding and we hope to be back bigger and better in 2022.

Day 12

For the 12th and final day of our Twelve Days of Christmas we will be donating £139 to Mary’s Meals. This will provide 10 meals for a year to children in their place of education to help tackle global hunger.

Mary’s Meals works in 19 countries across
Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.

Day 11

For day 11 of our Twelve Days of Christmas we will be donating £104 to the charity Shelterbox. This will allow the purchase of 2 Solar lights, Water Filters and 5 Blankets. These items will help with disaster relief where it is needed throughout the world.

Right now, more than 104 million people around the world have been made homeless by disaster and conflict. Shelterbox are working to change this.

By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, they are transforming despair into hope.

Day 10

For Day 10 of our Twelve Days of Christmas we will be donating £100 to Kids for Kids. This will buy 2 goats.

KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship.  Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village.  Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically, but their IQ is reduced, often irreparably.  Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health”. 

Day 9

For day nine of our twelve days of Christmas we will be donating £100 to Malaria No More. This will buy 10 mosquito nets to help save lives from this deadly disease.

Malaria is one of oldest and deadliest diseases, devastating families, communities, and countries. Yet we have the tools to end malaria in a generation. This is why we are putting all our energy into making malaria no more”.

Increasing investments to end malaria will save millions more lives, mostly pregnant women and children in Africa. However, despite tremendous progress, malaria remains one of the top killers of children under five and is a major cause of poverty and inequity in Africa”.

  • In 2019, malaria claimed 409,000 lives and caused 229 million cases.1
  • Malaria accounts for half of missed days in African schools. Healthy children can go to school and learn more effectively, ultimately impacting their ability to earn a living.2
  • Keeping children healthy enables parents to go to work and reduce the need to spend their wages on malaria treatments and health care.