Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Donkey Derby 2017
The Burnham Donkey Derby is the main RCBB fund-raising event of the year. It has been run for over 25 years and is one of the main family attractions in the local area.details
Dictionaries for Life presentations
Over 350 dictionaries were presented to pupils at 6 local schools in June and July.details
Speaker Report - Maidenhead Waterways Restoration
The chairman of Maidenhead Waterways on the rejuvenation of the town centredetails
About our Club
Burnham Beeches Rotary was chartered in April 1985, and has maintained a membership of between 30 and 40 ever since. Members are drawn principally from Burnham and the Farnhams, and other local villages. We meet each week in a magnificently converted medieval barn situated in a beautiful part of Buckinghamshire.
The Club runs a busy programme of social events, many of which are open to non-members. These events have helped forge a strong sense of fellowship and goodwill between members, as well as with the community at large. The Club's fund-raising activities support local, national and international charitable causes.
The main fund-raising event, held each year in May, is the Burnham Donkey Derby. Over the last few years, the Club has donated more than £250,000 to such causes as Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Thames Valley Hospice and the Thames Valley Adventure Playground, and many others. The Club places great emphasis on youth development, working closely with local schools sponsoring academic competitions, providing careers advice, and general support. Youth sporting development is also encouraged. A 5-a-side football tournament is organised by the Club for the local primary schools each year. Another major event is the Burnham Beeches Run held each autumn in Burnham Beeches.
The Club was project leader on behalf of District 1090, in the construction of a new classroom block for a tsunami ravished school in Sri Lanka. This involved Club members travelling to the site at their own expense. This example has been followed by other Club members who have visited Africa in support the 'Africa Micro-credit' charity, and India in support of Rotary's 'End Polio Now' campaign and support for Africa Vision Malawi
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 21st September 20.00
Speaker - The Silk Road - Rtn Nick Teale
A presentation on a journey along the Silk Roaddetails
Thursday 28th September 20.00
Speaker- Tom Law - The Mysterious World of Beekeeping
Beekeeper Tom speaks about the unusual job of looking after Heathrow airport's large population of bees.details
Thursday 5th October 20.00
Speaker - Pop Goes Round the World
Hazel Shackleton and Janet Stelling talking about the Choir's plansdetails
Thursday 12th October 20.00
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Note: Once you are in Britwell Road look out for the entrance board for Grenville Court. Having taken the turning then turn left into Brightwell Grange and to the Tudor Barn )
The Tudor Barn
South Bucks Bridge Centre, Britwell Road, Burnham, SL1 8DF 01753 642330