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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen. Here's a flavour of what we do!

Supporting the Merlin Fun Run 16 July 2017

A number of members gave their time to help marshal the course. 186 runners took part on the day and the charity hopes to raise almost £2,000 from the event.


Young Chef 2016 at Richard Lander School

Six contestants took part in this year's school event, judged by local catering professionals Ben Harmer, chef at Penrose Kitchen, Shortlanesend, and Andy Chown of Fifteen, Watergate Bay,


Edinburgh Rotarian cycling

Daniel Barreto, of the Edinburgh Portobello Rotary Club, successfully cycled "end to end" to raise £10,000 in aid of the End Polio Now campaign. Organised by RC Truro, he lunched at Kea Community Centre, Playing Place, joined by our President Bob.


20th Annual Mayor of Truro's Charity Golf Day, 12 May 2017

This event saw the best-ever number of teams entered, and the best financial result - close to £6,000 raised for charity


Young Writer 2016-2017

This year’s topic was ‘Reflections’, and entries could be in prose or poetry form.


16 March 2016 Charity Fashion Show and Prize Draw

Our third venture of this type, again in aid of Admiral Nurses (Dementia UK), raised over £3,400. Over two dozen valuable prizes were won in the draw. See below for a summary of supporters, sponsors, photos, and also the link to prize winners.


About us

The city from Kenwyn                                                                                                 Victoria Gardens in the spring

The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen is one of 34,000 clubs in the worldwide network of Rotary International. Our 31 men and women members are typical of the business, professional, and community volunteers who give their time and talents to help with local and international concerns.

We meet on most Monday evenings at the Truro Cathedral Restaurant. All members of Rotary International are welcome at our meetings. Please click here or use the Contact link at the foot of the page prior to attending or, at short notice, ring the Attendance Officer on 01872 271655. Bookings close at 0900 on the day of the meeting.

Please glance through this Home page and the "What we do" links at the left or top to see the kinds of activities that we are involved in at home and abroad.                                                                 

City of Lights Parade Nov 2016

The Club is always pleased to hear from anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary, or is considering possible membership. For more information about Rotary click on the Join Rotary/Make a world of difference symbol above right.

To get in touch about any topic, click on this link, or the Contact link in the menu at the foot of the page.

For more information about Truro and the area go to http://www.enjoytruro.co.uk.

What we do

Most recent events 

Singing Christmas Carols at High Cross

Club members, wives, and friends formed a "community choir" to sing carols at High Cross in front of the Cathedral on the Wednesday "late night shopping" evenings before Christmas.

Sadly, bad weather limited the appearances of our valiant choristers, many dressed in Victorian costume, to one and a half evenings. Nonetheless, over £300 was raised for Club charity funds.



The concert, in the Chapel of Truro School on 19 October, raised over £1,000 for the Truro Foodbank.


This year's Fal River Walk took place on 

The event raised close to £6,500, of which £5,000 has been presented to the Merlin MS Centre, who helped to organise the event. We are most grateful to the National Trust who, once again, allowed the event to be based at Trelissick.

FRW Presentation Evening 2017-11-20

The Presentation Evening was held at The Cathedral Restaurant on 20 November, when we were joined by our generous sponsors Santander Bank, Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, and Chris Nicholls Motors.

(l-r) John Waldie (Atkins Ferrie), Peter Bayly (President), Lucy Chappell (Merlin MS Centre), Chris Nicholls, David Rogers (Santander)

Over the ten years since this event was started, approximately £75,000 has been raised for various charities.

For more details of the event on this website, and photos,  click here

or see the Walk website (www.falriverwalk.co.uk)

We encourage schools and young people

Regrettably, no local schools wish to participate this year, but we will be supporting the District competition.

This link will enable you to see more about last year's entries from Richard Lander School 

This year's Club round of Youth Speaks for primary schools will take place on 1 February 2018 at Polwhele House School, who won last year.

Polwhele House School have entered almost every year of the twenty-odd years of this competition yet never featured on the shield until last year! Their chosen subject, given a novel treatment, was "Are rules made to be broken?"

In second place was Archbishop Benson CE School who asked "Why don't politicians answer the question?".


Through their schools, all pupils in the area will shortly be invited to take part in this year's Young Writer competition, on the challenging theme  "A different perspective". Entries may be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem. Adjudication will take place towards the end of the spring term.

The competition has three categories - junior, intermediate, and senior.

The winners in each category progress to the District level competition (Cornwall and most of Devon) and thence to the national level.

For photographs of last year's prize winners click this link

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Do you have a young person working for you who would benefit from a week's course of this nature?  Would you be prepared to help us with the sponsorship of such a candidate?

If you can answer "yes" to both questions, please get in touch using this Contact link, or the link at the bottom of this page.

We support local needs, the local community, and local charities


Supporting the St Petroc's Society throughout the year and marshalling for the Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Fun Run

and international projects


The White Cross Mission in Romania                                  Shelterbox Disaster Relief

Refurbishing the Komera Centre in Rwanda - building ready for handover

The Club's latest international project has now been handed over, following the construction phase, preceded by months of fund-raising.

To find out more, and to see more pictures of the project, including a video made by the Committee’s Chairman on a visit to Rwanda, please click here

With a final grant of $5,000 from District funds, the Club's International Committee has raised the funds needed to improve the facilities of the Komera Centre in Rwanda. The overall cost of $61,000 has been funded by the Rotary Clubs of Kigali Gasabo and Truro Boscawen, with a grant from District 1175 and a Global Grant from Rotary International.

raising funds with local events

such as The Fal River Walk 

See above or click here for photos of the day

and the 20th Annual Charity Golf Day in association with the Mayor of Truro

12th May 2017 at Truro Golf Club

The 20th annual Golf Day was the greatest success yet raising close on £6,000 in all.

A record number of 40 teams of four entered.

Cheques for £1,500 each were presented at the end of the day to the Mayor of Truro for his charity (ROC Wellbeing), and to the Rotary Club's charity CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids - now known as Respite Breaks for Disadvantaged Children). The balance will be held in the Rotary Club's Trust Fund for the time being.

For a full list of scores and prize winners, and to see photos of the day please click here.

The Charity Fashion Show and Prize Draw, 16 March 2016

The Show was again a resounding success, raising over £3,400 for the Admiral Nurses in Cornwall (Dementia UK). We are greatly indebted to the many people and organisations who have made this event such a success.

Click here for details of the companies who supported the event, for photographs of the occasion, and for a list of the winning ticket numbers in the Draw.

The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen

The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen was chartered on 30 June 1989 and eight of its founders remain members. We are always glad to welcome members of Rotary International and their partners, and anyone interested in discovering more about Rotary. Please use this link to the Club's Contact page for information on different activities.

All the funds raised are administered through a registered charity, The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen Trust Fund (Registered Charity Number 1043219), which supports many activities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Home page updated 2017-10-24

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 22nd January 19.00

No meeting : meal at Kathmandu Palace Restaurant (partners)

This is a fundraising evening, with thanks to the Restaurant

Monday 22nd January 19.00 (members only)

Visit to the Kathmandu Palace Restaurant (NO FORM)

A fund-raising evening arranged by Mike Barber. Of the £15 per head, the restaurant is donating £4 to Club charity funds. Places are limited to 40 so "first come, first served" (members/partners only). Email names direct to Mike. Menu below. Time tba.

Club Council 5 pm followed by weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 29th January 19.00

Club Council 5 pm followed by weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm for non-Council members

Club Business Meeting and weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 5th February 19.00

Club Business Meeting and weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm. The business meeting to report on the Council meeting of 29 January will start at 7 pm, with any other business after. Meal and fellowship as usual.

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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
We meet on Mondays at 1900
(Meetings are not held on Bank Holidays. For routine meetings, apologies need to be recorded with the Attendance Officer by 0900 on the day of the meeting (01872 271655).)
The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
TR1 2AJ  01872 245011

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