Calling Young Musicians

The Wolverhampton Area round of the RIBI Young Musician Competition will take place at 4pm on Sunday, 4th February at the Wolverhampton Music Hub, Graisley Hill.


It’s being supported by all the local clubs, and we have a very strong, talented field of instrumentalists and vocalists. The adjudicators are our own Jerry Hobbs BEM and Simon Platford BA (Hons), LCTL, ABSM, PGCE, the musical director of the Jackfield brass band.

Our young people deserve your support. The competition has been arranged to take place on a Sunday in an effort to ensure as many Wolverhampton Rotarians and their families, along with members of the public are able to come along. Those who have attended in the past will know that you are in for a very enjoyable, entertaining experience.

Please contact Richard Green for further details and information-

01902 763089



Delivering Shoeboxes

The Shoeboxes after unloading in December. They then are sorted into box types then loaded onto the next vehicle set to leave for Eastern Europe and distribution by Rotary International and its partners.

Our Club thanks everyone who filled Shoeboxes this year helping us to deliver to the International Aid warehouse in Preston for onward shipment, the magnificent total of 163 boxes.

With a mixture of household items, toys for babies, youngsters and teenagers too, the gifts will bring much happiness to many vulnerable families in Eastern Europe.

Another example of Rotary in Action!

Thank you everyone.

The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton and Shelterboxes

We were all shocked by the results of Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. Matters were made worse by the arrival of Hurricane Maria. We then saw the horrific newsreels of the Rohingya Crisis on the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). The Club resolved that we should respond in a meaningful manner and that we should do this through ShelterBox. This charity which is well known to Club Members were quick to respond to both crises. They had teams in both the Caribbean and Bangladesh assessing local needs and arranging for aid to be distributed. For the Caribbean this included tents, ShelterKits, solar lights and water carriers. The Club purchased eight ShelterBoxes for a total of £4,720.

ShelterBox and Rotary are official project partners in international disaster relief. ShelterBox provide boxes containing the equipment to help prov

ide for the immediate needs of people affected by disasters. As well as the Caribbean they are also currently providing tents, blankets, children’s clothing, mattresses and kitchen sets for displaced families in Syria. Similar help has been sent to Niger where some sixteen thousand people are in a refugee camp having been driven from their homes by Boko Harram. Overshadowed by the Rohingya crisis there has been severe flooding in Bangladesh. ShelterBox are also proving help to the people worst affected.

Rtn Richard Horrell.

Supporting the Rotary Shoebox Scheme

Church Elders Peter Kay and Dennis Simpson of Bethel Christian Fellowship and 71 boxes of gifts ready for shipment.

Each year our Rotary Club asks for support for the wonderful Shoebox scheme which sends shoebox size boxes of gifts and household items to Central and eastern Europe.Since the project was launched in 1994, over one million boxes have been delivered.

The Bethel Christian Fellowship is just one of the many friends of our Club who regularly support the scheme and this year, as the picture shows, contributed a massive 71 boxes.

We are extremely grateful for their support.

Spurgeons Young Carers

Angie Jones and Eve Ravenscroft visited The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton to explain the work done by Spurgeons which is a children’s charity providing support to vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families across England. The charity supports young carers between the age of eight to eighteen years. The primary goal of the charity is to help young carers to enjoy their own lives as well as providing support in their caring role. The charity is celebrating it’s 150th year of support. Angie thanked the club for its support particularly at Christmas time. More information about this very worthwhile organisation can be found at; or at Wolverhampton Young Carers, The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL

Launching the Tree of Remembrance

From L-R, Rotarian Alan Jacques, Mander Centre Manager Richard Scharenguivel, the Mayoress of Wolverhampton Asha Mattu, Rotary Club of Wolverhampton President Stuart Williams, the Deputy Mayoress Elaine Hadley-Howell and the Deputy Mayor Councillor Phil Page

Our Christmas Tree of Remembrance burst into light on Wednesday evening at the Mander Centre. The Mayor of Wolverhampton unfortunately was unable to attend but his wife Asha, the Mayoress, and Deputy Mayor Phil Page stepped into the breech and performed a perfect switch on. The ceremony was watched by an enthusiastic collection of Rotarians and many interested shoppers. Our display stand this year is as good as it ever has been and all being well will help towards a successful campaign.

We Will Remember Them

The Rotary Clubs of Wolverhampton, Tettenhall and Wolverhampton St. Georges and the Inner Wheel clubs of Wolverhampton and Tettenhall were all represented at the Drum Head ceremony at the Cenotaph in St. Peters Square Wolverhampton and afterwards at the Service in St. Peters on Remembrance Sunday. The Mayor and Mayoress, Elias and Asha Muttu were in attendance and hosted us to refreshments before and after the ceremony which were well received as was bitterly cold in a brisknortherly wind. 



We will Remember Them.