Donation to Halesworth Carers

The Christmas collection outside the Co-op Rainbow store in Halesworth by the Rotary Club of Southwold & District raised £356. Rotarian David Rich is seen here presenting the Halesworth Carers’ Fund Chairman, Paddy Cox, with the cheque and thanked the people of Halesworth for their generosity contributing to charity for helping people in the locality.

Christmas Swim results

A huge thank you to all who took part in and helped at our Christmas Day swim. We are pleased to announce that you raised over £2700 for our chosen charities. A presentation to the RNLI, Sole Bay Care Fund and the Guide Centre will take place soon. Don’t forget to check out the pictures from the big day here.

Once again many thanks to you all.

Women Who Inspire

We are pleased to announce an exciting new project launched this weekend – Women Who Inspire. Monday 7th April 2014. At this unique women only event you will hear from a number of inspirational women speakers, enjoy a two course supper in the lovely surroundings of the Boardwalk Restaurant on Southwold’s famous pier and hear from local choir Music Vox. All proceeds from this event will go to Women’s charities. For more information visit

Help for the Philippines

In response to the disaster that struck the Philippines earlier this month, the Rotary Club of Southwold and District has sent a Shelter Box and three Water Survival boxes to help the stricken people there.











In addition the club has sent a cheque for £500 to Hope and Aid Direct. This money will be used to contribute to the 3 containers of aid that the charity is sending to the disaster zone. Please contact us if you would like to help.

Help for disadvantaged children

At last night’s meeting Vice President Keith Rolfe had the pleasure of presenting a cheque for £100 to Di and Duncan McIver of Paddington Childrens Holidays. PCH is a small voluntary organisation based in Suffolk. Who aim to give inner city children the opportunity to experience, enjoy and feel at home in the countryside. Through their holiday scheme ten socially disadvantaged children, selected by Westminster Youth Services, in conjunction with St Stephen’s Primary School, Paddington, will spend a week at The Warden’s Activity Centre. This centre, located close to the beach between Sizewell and Thorpeness, is a fully certified residential and day centre”.



The club hopes to be able to give further support in the future.

Support for dementia sufferers

President Keith had great pleasure in presenting a cheque for £250 to Paddy Cox and Alison Begley of the Halesworth Dementia Support Project.

The presentation took place at the club’s weekly meeting on 17th October at the Randolph Hotel.

This recently formed project was the chosen charity for our Immediate Past president Dave Rich.


Pictures from Zimbabwe

Images from Sukoluhle Bailey in Zimbabwe carrying out work for Phumuza

Suku has just sent these pictures from Zimbabwe where she is helping children gain an education through her charity Phumuza – Share the load.

Click on a picture for a larger view and to see the captions or select slideshow.

Randolph Fun Day August 2013

The people of Reydon and further afield came out to enjoy the sun and jazz music at the annual Randolph Hotel fun day. The event took place, as usual, on August Bank Holiday Monday. Guests enjoyed the sounds of Rhythm ‘n’ Reeds Jazz, stationary engines, mini display from the Lowestoft Mini Club, Bouncy Castle, BBQ, lots of stalls and the GRAND RAFFLE, with almost £1,000 worth of prizes. Proceeds from the day will go to the East Coast Hospice

We supported the event with our soft toy stall and raised £175 in 4 hours. A big thank you to everyone who helped. To view photos from the day click here or to see a short video of the day click here.