Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
In December, the Rotary Club of Redditch supported twenty one children for a visit to the Pantomime, Snow White, at the Palace Theatre.
The Club has been working with Batchley Support Group for the last two years and when it was mentioned that some children had never been to a theatre, Rotary took on the challenge. A visit to the Pantomime was duly arranged, thanks mainly to the very hard work of Rotarian John Holloway.
Redditch music-lovers got into the swing of Christmas with Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra at their recent 'Big Band Christmas' concert at Trinity High School.
The concert, organised by the Rotary Club of Redditch, showcased the cream of the Midlands' young jazz musicians, ranging in age from 17 - 25.
The Rotary Club of Southam Tree of Light was switched on by the Mayor of Southam, Cllr Lee Ellard, as part of the town's Christmas celebrations on Sunday 26th November. Once again residents of Southam and the surrounding villages have been invited to sponsor lights on the tree in memory of loved ones.
Once again, Redditch Rotarians stepped up to the plate to support a fund-raising event in Arrow Valley Park, Redditch. Having previously supported The Stroke Association and Cancer Research UK, a local Worcestershire charity - Sight Concern Worcestershire - benefited from the practical support provided by Rotary. Sight Concern Worcestershire (the working name for Worcestershire Association for the Blind) supports blind and visually impaired people throughout the county.
The Rotary Club of Redditch recently sponsored four children from Redditch to enjoy a week long holiday at Leicester Children's Holiday Centre in Mablethorpe on the Lincolnshire coast. As well as providing financial support for these holidays, Redditch Rotarians worked closely with a local charity to identify suitable participants, children who - due to family circumstances - would not normally have the opportunity to go on holiday.