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about our Club

Who are the  Berkhamsted Rotary?

Berkhamsted Rotary comprises enthusiastic and energetic volunteers from all walks of life who give their free time and expertise to serve the local community and to raise money to support charitable organisations and events in the Berkhamsted and District area.


Prior to the Covid lockdown the Club was raising approximately £50,000 per year donated primarily to around twenty local organisations including hospices, the disabled, youth organisations and elderly care organisations. Unfortunately during the lockdown, like other community groups, our fundraising was severely curtailed. However got back in business with our first major post lockdown event, the Berkhamsted Fireworks held on on 6th November 2021. Our sincere thanks to the many people who supported that. 

Berkhamsted  Rotarians also give their time to assist in local activities such as The Bike Race, Berkofest and the Festival of Lights. We organise and manage local community annual events such as the Open Air Concert and the Half Marathon and Fun Run. We organise a number for events for schools and young people including the Schools Technology Tournament, Youth Speaks debates, Youth Musical Concerts, Kids Out for disabled children, Young Chef, Dacorum Young Artists and the Rotary Essay Competition.

Members help the disadvantaged and elderly by providing general support and organising outings. Our assistance is not confined to only providing help but we  promote and encourage self reliance among people of all ages including youth initiatives. 


Club activity also supports worthwhile international projects such as the goal to eradicate polio worldwide, training of medical staff, provision of medical equipment, solar lighting and installation of innovative water dams to less developed parts of the world.


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Where do proceeds go?

All the proceeds of our fundraising activities go into the club's charitable Trust Fund. Local organisations supported by the Club include those below ... and of course many of our community projects require some funding.

 Various organisations have benefited from our fundraising over the last few years including:

  •  Pepper Foundation

  •  Hospice of St Francis

  •  Dacorum Community Trust

  •  St John Ambulance

  •  Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter

  •  Happy Wanderers

  •  Swan Youth Centre

  •  Happy Wanderers 

  •  1066 Club (for the blind)

  •  Sunnyside Rural Trust

  •  Local Scout and Girl Guide/Brownie Troops

  •  Air Training Corps

  •  Prostate Cancer Charity

  •  Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

  •  Hertfordshire Mind

  •  Berkhamsted Raiders

  •  Polio Eradication

  •  Berkhamsted Civic Awards

  •  Gaddesden Place Club for the Disabled

  •  Work Aid


We also made ad-hoc grants to local young people and we  support water supply, emergency disaster relief and health projects overseas.  Rotarians continue to give their time and expertise free of charge to deserving causes, to enrich peoples lives and make improvements to our community and our environment.



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