Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club celebrated its 10th Birthday on Saturday, 19th November 2022, at CIM Moor Hall in Cookham. The community-based club organised a fabulous and glamorous party for its members and guests to mark the special occasion. More than 100 guests enjoyed a three- course meal and then danced the night away.
In the 10 years since the club was formed, they’ve taken on crazy challenges such as the Thames Path 50k Walk in aid of Send a Cow which saw them buy two whole farmyards, The Big Climb – climbing the outside wall at Longridge 244 times, the equivalent of base camp to the summit of Everest, to raise money for Rotary Foundation and the epic 24 Challenges in 24 hours… 24 physical and mental challenges including swimming, Zumba, clubbercise, boxing, cycling, football and so much more.
They have also raised money for Children in Need, taking Pudsey Bear on tour round local schools, supported DASH, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, The Thames Hospice, The Brett Foundation, Daisy’s Dream, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Thames Valley Air Ambulance and so many more good causes.
Then there’s been their community projects, the flagship Easter Family Fun Day providing much-needed free entertainment for local families in Grenfell Park each year. They also organise an annual Health Awareness Day where they’ve saved lives offering blood pressure checks, diabetes and cholesterol tests.
Possibly the biggest contribution the club has made was through their Covid Response Project which saw them feed 32 families every week for over a year; and support more than 120 households with errands such as shopping, prescription collection and befriending, a project they are immensely proud of.
Lisa Hunter, Founder President, commented “When we created the club, we said we wanted to bridge communities, bridge cultures and bridge generations and we are still very much doing this. I am excited to see what the next 10 years bring and am very much looking forward to working with all the amazing members of the club to share ideas and take action.”
Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club is a proud, and very involved club within Maidenhead and surrounding areas. Their members are always willing to help local causes, often rolling up their sleeves providing hands-on volunteering, they’re passionate about and making a difference!
The club has also grown, with more than 50 members, all doing their bit to make our world a better place. This commitment and dedication was recognised by the BBC in their “Britain’s Volunteer Army” program, hosted by Ross Kemp in 2020; and Lisa Hunter was also awarded a British Empire Medal in The Queens New Year's Honors List 2022, for her contributions in leading the Covid Response Project.
If you're not a member of the club yet, then we’d also like to extend an invite to you and your friends to join us at one of our fun upcoming events to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.
Remember we’re a very relaxed, flexible and friendly club so you don’t have to commit huge amounts of time to get involved. It’s a great way to meet new people, try out new activities and give something back to the local community.
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