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Children plant more Crocus Corms for 'End Polio Now'

Children from the Norton-in-Hales village school planted more corms at their local St.Chads church to enhance the purple crocus display from earlier in the year. The corms, donated by our club, when in flower will provide a wonderful show of purple and be an excellent reminder of the 'End Polio Now' project.

Our Summer Charity Bucket Collections at Morrisons Supermarket raise £820 for ‘Homestart’ 

Thanks to Morrisons at Milehouse Lane and the generosity of their customers, our bucket collections over four days in June and July have raised £820. Proceeds will go to support families with vulnerable young children in our local community through the ‘Homestart’ charity.

Christmas collection at Morrisons Goose Street Supermarket raises over £2300

Many thanks to management, staff and shoppers at Morrisons Goose Street for their support during our Christmas collection which raised £2,353.19. Proceeds will go to The Peter Pan Centre for children with special needs and other charities supported by our club.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Rotarians Tony Green and Nap Acquah are seen here dispensing Christmas cheer to guests at our Senior Citizens Christmas party held on the 4th December at the Holy Trinity Community Centre, Newcastle.

Nearly £1300 raised at Morrisons Milehouse Supermarket

Customers at Morrisons Supermarket in Lower Milehouse have generously donated nearly £1300 over the three days 12-14th December. Dagmar Rubin, our fundraising co-ordinator pictured here 'sitting down on the job', would like to thank Morrisons' customers, staff and management for their continued support. Proceeds of the collection will go to 'Action for Children' and to other charities supported by our Rotary club.

Support for the Alice Charity

The Rotary Club of Newcastle Under Lyme supports the good work that the Alice Charity does in Newcastle and surrounding areas. At our weekly lunch meeting on the 18th October, Sam Warrillow from the Charity, gave Newcastle Rotarians an update on the excellent progress the Charity is making, in the Community.

The President of Newcastle Rotary Club presented a cheque for £1200.00 to Sam, on behalf of Newcastle Rotary Club. The event took place at the New Headquarters of Newcastle Rotary, Newcastle Golf Club, Westlands, Newcastle. The money will be used to buy 'White goods' mainly washing machines, for needy families in the area, who cannot afford to buy, such necessities for themselves.

Pictured L/R: Rtn Cllr. Marion Reddish, Chair of Community Services, Newcastle Rotary Club. Sam Warrillow, Alice Charity. Press P.R. Officer Rtn Rene Carlise, Club President Rtn Carol Reddish.

ROTARY supports The MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE.


President Carol Reddish of the Newcastle Rotary Club along with representatives from the Rotary Clubs of Bloxwich Phoenix, Brewood, Burntwood and Eccleshall Mercia, visited RAF Cosford, the base for the Midlands Air Ambulances, to present a cheque of £1500.00 to the ambulance crew. The money was raised by members of the above Rotary Clubs, acting as Stewards at the last Iron Man challenge. They were given an exciting insight into the routine of the Air Ambulance crew and inside the helicopter as well.

Whilst they were presenting the Cheque the crew was called out twice to emergencies, thereby cementing the need for the very existence of the Air Ambulance. We hope that our small donation, in the scheme of things, helps to keep the Air Ambulance in the Air.

Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme urges Newcastle to go Purple4Polio for a polio-free world



The Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme is helping to rid the world of polio by supporting the nationwide initiative, Purple4Polio. The campaign, which was launched by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, is being supported by legendary singer-songwriter Donovan and TV Presenter Konnie Huq, to encourage everyone to join together in the final push to eradicate polio worldwide.

Throughout the year the Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme will be holding a whole host of events in Newcastle to raise funds and awareness of the deadly disease, which is on the brink of eradication. The club will be selling purple crocus badges to raise funds and awareness of the problem.

There have been promising steps, with just 18 cases of polio recorded this year. To make a polio free world a reality, Rotary, who started the campaign to eradicate polio more than 30 years ago and has spearheaded this major health initiative ever since, is determined to raise awareness and funds to finish off the job.

Carol Reddish, President of The Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, commented: 'As a club we have worked tirelessly to ensure that polio is eradicated for good, and with fewer cases being reported we believe we can end this deadly disease forever'. Some of our club members have seen first hand the devastating effect polio can have to individuals and communities through their visits to India for National Immunisation Days, and that makes this milestone ever the more poignant. This has been the goal for 30 years and we are determined to make this a reality.

As part of the campaign, the Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom community group, Norton in Hales, to transform public spaces and brighten up the local community by planting purple crocus corms in Norton in Hales. The children of the Norton in Hales Primary School, helped by Secretary of Newcastle Rotary Club and also Sec. of District 1210 Rotary Clubs, Roger Garland, are seen here planting the Purple Crocus Corms. When the crocus are in flower the wonderful show of purple, will be an excellent reminder of the 'End Polio Now' project. 

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Saturday 25th November 11.00

Christmas Fair


at St. Giles Church, Newcastle. Our club has a decorated Christmas Tree at the fair and club members will be on hand to answers questions on Rotary and what we do as a club.

Tuesday 28th November 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Business Meeting
Menu: Melon followed by Chicken Casserole

Thursday 30th November 17.00 - (members only)

Council Meeting


At Newcastle Golf Club

Sunday 3rd December 11.00

Coffee Morning in aid of 'End Polio Now'


At Hindu Temple and Community Centre, Bold Street off Keeling Road, S-O-T, ST1 6PD.
All Rotarians, partners and friends welcome. Please advise Rotarian Krishna Argarwal of attendance.

Tuesday 5th December 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Special General Meeting. To elect Club Officers for the next Rotary Year; elect voting delegates for RIBI Conference, Approve the previous year's examined accounts.
Menu: Soup followed by Meat & Potato Pie

Monday 11th December 19.30

Club invite to 'Christmas at Sainsbury's' Talk


Club members, partners and friends are invited to visit Sainsbury's supermarket, Newcastle for a talk by the mangager, Ian Sutton, and a Q&A session afterwards around the store.

Tuesday 12th December 12.15 - (members only)

Youth Service Committee Meeting


At Newcastle Golf Club.

Tuesday 12th December 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Speaker: Colette Brown
Subject: 'CLIC Seargent Charity'
Menu: Lamb Casserole followed Apple Crumble & Custard

Thursday 14th December 16.30 - (members only)

Membership Services Committee Meeting


At Newcastle Golf Club.

Tuesday 19th December 13.00

Christmas Lunch Meeting


Partners and Friends all welcome. Please book with Peter Rolfe. Carols with the Salvation Army Band
Menu: Christmas Fayre

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We meet on Tuesdays at 12.45 for 1.00pm
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Newcastle-under-Lyme Golf Club
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Newcastle-under-Lyme
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