About: Our Mission
Welcome to Pershore Rotary
The Rotary Club of Pershore is (not surprisingly) based in Pershore, in the heart of the Vale of Evesham. Pershore is famous for its ancient Norman Abbey, plum orchards and warm hospitality.
We are a team from the town and surrounding villages who want to make a difference by supporting and helping those less able to help themselves.
Rotarians worldwide are a thoughtful, progressive and inclusive group of people. Generally speaking, we have all acquired many life experiences from our jobs. We aim to use those experiences to help others, particularly within our local organisations and social communities.
Rotary International is a network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, and leaders volunteer their skills and resources to solve problems and address community needs. We have embraced many changes in recent years and never more so than now.
Here in Pershore, we have been supporting local groups and organisations financially during the lockdown and we recognised the massive contributions made by individuals and businesses though our "Coronavirus Community Champions" awards.
Rotarians like to have fun. We're passionate about supporting our community. We like to think of ourselves as ‘People of Action’ by getting involved in projects, both here around Pershore and also overseas. In the past two years we have raised over £45,000 for local organisations, including the Midlands Air Ambulance, St Richard’s Hospice, Acorns Children’s Hospice and have helped rebuild and support schools in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Africa.
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Pershore Rotary is proud to have an Interact Club, which is a school based Rotary Club at Pershore High School.
The photo here was taken at an exchange visit organised by the Interact Club with young people from Zambia,
Pershore Rotary Club is fully committed to the support of our local community in and around Pershore. As well as fund raising activities for local charities and awarding grants to needy causes, Pershore Rotary Club regularly supports all the fun activities such as the Pershore Carnival and the Plum Fayre, where we have stalls raising funds for local charities and giving us an opportunity to meet visitors and tell them about our mission.
Every year for 30 years, Pershore Rotary Club have raised money for local charities through the “Pershore Rotary Tree of Remembrance”. Christmas is a time when we think of our loved ones and support charities. So we ask the People of Pershore to remember a loved one by sponsoring their loved ones names and to support local hospices, the emergency services and other charities. The people of Pershore have responded by helping us raise over £100,000 since the Tree of Remembrance (formerly Tree of Lights) was founded.