Rotary Club of Cambridge South donates £2,500 to Charity

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Rotary South Jazz Night

The Rotary Club of Cambridge South has been an invaluable supporter of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, showcasing their commitment through diverse fundraising initiatives.

In November 2023, their jazz night in Haslingfield, masterfully arranged by Colin Brown – a member of the clubs fundraising committee, with the wonderful sounds of Barry Tyler Jazz Band contributed £1,500 to the Charity.

Colin Brown explained:

“[I am] very pleased with the outcome of the jazz evening, the raffle and auction did particularly well – a jolly evening everyone tells me was had by all!

Additionally, the Rotarians are the masterminds in the annual Christmas Car Cark incentive in central Cambridge, offering affordable all-day parking for £7.00 during peak shopping times. This initiative not only eased the festive rush but also demonstrated the club’s dedication to community support, securing a further in £1,000 donations.

Rotary Car Parking
Rotary Car Parking at Tennis Court Road in Cambridge

At the presentation dinner in January 2024, a heartfelt moment unfolded as the Rotary Club of Cambridge South presented a substantial cheque to Sarah Clayton, Community Fundraiser from the Charity. This gesture underscores the enduring partnership between the Rotary Club and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, solidifying their shared mission in supporting end-of-life care in Cambridgeshire.

Sarah commented:

“We are delighted as ever, by the spirit and ethos of The Rotary Club. The Clubs support is an incredible benefit to our patients and their loved ones”

The Rotary Club, meeting fortnightly at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, exemplifies their motto, ‘Service above Self’. Their unwavering commitment has significantly impacted the hospice’s work, with cumulative donations nearing £10,000 over the years. This remarkable support has played a pivotal role in enhancing the Charity’s ability to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition.

These stories of collaboration and generosity not only highlight the tangible impact of the Rotary Club but also resonate with the heart-warming essence of community engagement, showcasing the positive outcomes that arise when individuals come together with a shared purpose.

If you would like to explore ways to follow in the footsteps of the example set by these Rotarians, please call Sarah on 01223 675888 or visit