About us

Please take a look at what we get up to and why, by scrollling down the page.

We are a friendly and active club, supporting many charities and we have a range of social activities. Each week we meet for lunch and regularly have interesting speakers.  We have around 40 members and we welcome enquiries from prospective new members who would like to work with us towards our goal of improving our community locally, nationally and internationally.

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Here are some of our recent charitable and social activities. 

End Polio Now

Rotary International is one of the driving forces in the campaign to eradicate poliomyelitis and has donated nearly $1 billion towards this. Polio is no longer endemic except in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In August 2016, Rotarian Peter Braithwaite completed a skating marathon at Goodwood Moter Circuit.  Peter was skating to raise money for End Polio Now and collected £2,000.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match this 2 for 1 = £6,000.

Brecon walking holiday

Our 2016 walking holiday was in Brecon in South Wales. Thirteen couples arrived in glorious sunshine for the week. Everyone had a thoroughly good time; thanks to Bill Fairhall who organised a great holiday and perfect weather.  Our party was split between walkers and strollers. The walkers were guided by experienced leaders on easy, medium or hard walks and the strollers ... well they took their cars..


   

Collecting for childrens' charities

The picture shows Rotarians collecting at the Beckenham Christmas Market

Each Christmas we tour the neighbourhood with Santa and his sleigh collecting for several local childrens' charities.  In 2016 we hope to collect another £12,000 which typically we  donate to Demelza, CASPA, Bromley Young Carers, Burgess Autistc Trust, Amaze Penge, 9th West Wickham Scouts and many more. 

 

 President's charity

Each year our incoming President selects a charity he wishes the club to support.  Immediate Past President Nick Randall chose to support the National Osteoporosis Society during his presidential year.  In October, Nick and his wife Angela attended the annual NOS lecture at the Royal Institution and presented a cheque for £1,600 to Dame Kelly Holmes, who was the principal speaker at the event, which this year celebrated 30 years since inception. The President's charity for 2016/17 is the Charwell Trust.

   

Shelterbox

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. 

In the past 12 months we have funded boxes for both natural and for man made disasters throughout the world

       

         

    

 British Legion Poppy Appeal 

Each year we organise the collection in  Beckenham.  This includes filling and distributing the poppy trays, together with money boxes, to our supporters, then retrieving them after 11 November, and counting and banking the contributions.  Last year we collected over £30,000 from the generous people of Beckenham. 

In addition we raised further funds with our unofficial Poppy walk in the summer; a circular walk and quiz  through little known parts of Central London.

African charities 

We support several charities in Africa.  This picture shows the Gumboot Dance being performed by children at the Butterfly Project (RSA). 

Other charities supported include Bizweni Centre (RSA), Laissez l’Afrique Vivre (DRC) and Tools for Self Reliance (throughout Equatorial Africa).

                          


Worldwide there are about 1.2 million Rotarian members in 34,000 clubs in 160 countries. People join Rotary to "give back" to their communities and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends.  Together, we empower youth, improve health, promote peace and advance our communities throughout the world.

We hope you find our activities interesting; to contact us, just select the Contact link. We will be very pleased to hear from you.

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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 27th July 13.00

Partners invited lunch followed by a talk


After lunch, there will be a talk by Julie Fox on "Six in the city"

Thursday 3rd August 13.00

Lunch folllowed by a talk


After lunch there will be a "My Job Talk" by Adolph Williams

Thursday 10th August 13.00

Lunch folllowed by a short business meeting


After lunch, there will be a short business meeting plus a review and planning discussion.

Saturday 12th August 10.00

Wheels and wheelchairs


We are reprising this successful event from last year, to be held in Battersea Park in conjunction with Easy Saturday Skating. Please come along and help out ... more details to follow.

Thursday 17th August 13.00

Lunch followed by a talk


After lunch, there will be a talk by Dave Cooke on "My role as the new manager at the Park Langley Club"

Sunday 20th August 15.30

Purple 4 Polio Tea Party


A tea party at Addington Palace, organized by 4 local rotary clubs ... (including us).

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Parklangley Club         
44a Wickham Way                 
Beckenham
We meet on Thursdays at 13.00
The Parklangley Club
44a Wickham Way
Beckenham
BR3 3AF  020 8658 9028

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