Category Archives: Secretary’s Notices

Donation to Burnaid

Over one of the last weekends Andy Wuzik of Wuzikmuzik and a Friend of Rotary staged an outdoor event with other musicians at the Parkgate Inn in Bromsgrove and played music, raising the sum of £200 to support the fantastic work of Burnaid. Well done to Andrew and all concerned!

Burnaid – Supporting survivors of burns and their families at Birmingham Children’s Hospital
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Tardebigge Wharf to Stoke Prior Walk

A couple of us did the walk from Tardebigge Wharf to Stoke Prior and return yesterday following the Worcester-Birmingham Canal passing the Tardebigge flight of 30 locks which is the longest in the UK and the former Engine House. Tardebigge reservoir presents some very good views along the way, and there was plenty of wildlife to see. We were fortunate enough to see a heron fishing and a kingfisher in flight low across the water. Of interest to Club members is the commemorative milestone dedicated to Reverend Alan White just below Tardebigge Top Lock. Alan was a Club member and Rotarian for some fifty years and the vicar of Tardebigge Church prior to his death in 2017 at the age of 99. He was a great friend of the Club and to Rotarian Rosemary Troth in particular. Alan was an acclaimed canal historian amongst his many talents, and his wonderful history of the Worcester-Birmingham Canal is still a ready point of reference for canal boaters and enthusiasts.

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Our Hospice needs support

Our Club appreciates fully that the Primrose Hospice needs community support more than ever in the current pandemic situation, given that a number of fundraising events have had to be postponed or cancelled. We have just made an immediate donation of £2000 to support the Hospice in continuing to deliver its much needed services.

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Love of Scrubs

The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is delighted to be able to support Worcestershire For the Love of Scrubs with a donation of £500 to enable scrubs and scrub bags to be sewn and produced to help in the fight against coronavirus. We are very pleased also to be able to add a further £250 to this sum as a result of a Grant from our Rotary District. We applaud the efforts of all our workers in the NHS and care sectors.

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Donations to Aquabox and Shelterbox

The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is delighted to have made donations to both Aquabox and Shelterbox recently. Our Club was supported by a District Grant from District 1060 in the sum of £1000, and the Club itself donated £1180 from its own charitable funds. Aquabox received a donation of £1000 to allow the manufacture of two community filters, two gold boxes and eight family filters. Shelterbox received a donation of £1180 to allow the manufacture of two shelterboxes. This much needed equipment will go to provide humanitarian aid to individuals and communities wherever it is needed in the world.

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Will Writing Service

Dear Fellow Rotarian,

I hope you don’t mind my getting in touch and that you are staying safe at this strange and challenging time!

As you may have read, demand for will writing has increased sharply as a consequence of the current crisis. Our firm (Confidence Wills, of Bromsgrove), have been consulting with clinical colleagues, to develop protocols for instruction taking and witnessing of documents in a manner mitigating of Covid 19 transmission risk.  

We now offer remote instruction taking (by phone or video link) adherent to the same standards demanded (by the Society of  Will Writers) of our face to face service. Under the circumstances, we would like to offer a 20% discount* to any Rotarian (or family member thereof) on creation of a Will, whilst Corona Virus containment measures persist.

Our service is affordable and swift, if you would like to discuss creating a Will, or associated documentation, please contact Confidence Wills on 0121 231 7010 or drop us a line at Alternatively you can find us online at

Best wishes and stay safe,

Dr Simon Pearce (Bromsgrove Rotary Club)

*name of club required, discount applies to simple will drafting.

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