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Gedling borough’s Rotary Clubs look to the future in their latest fundraiser

"As a district we are wholeheartedly supporting Derrymount School in their efforts to raise money for their much-wanted minibus."


Three Rotary Clubs across Gedling Borough are joining up to create a new form of Rotary across the whole of the borough.

In doing so Mapperley & Arnold Rotary, Carlton Rotary, and Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary hope to raise funds to buy a minibus for Derrymount School in Arnold, Nottingham.

The school serves youngsters with special needs from across the area.

The new Rotary is planning for the future and looking for younger members to ensure that the Rotary legacy continues for the next generation.

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The three clubs have organised an open day for June 24 Mapperley Plains Social Club Annexe for fun and fundraising and would love to see you there.

A Rotary Spokesperson said “If you’re between 20 and 40 and want to get involved in ways of fundraising for a mini-bus for Derrymount this will allow you to understand a bit more what Rotary is about.”

The event is being funded by Nexus Fostering and while Nexus Fostering is keen to help fund projects such as this within the local community, they are looking to recruit Foster Carers in the Nottinghamshire area who can make a huge and positive difference in the lives of the children in their care and enable young people to reach their potential and give them hope.

Fostering looks to stop the cycle of neglect, and tackles homelessness, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and poverty.

Derrymount SEN School Minibus Appeal

Nexus Fostering has been making a difference in the lives of children and young people in care since 2002. Their ethos is centred around unrivalled 24/7 support for their carers, extensive training, and fostering excellence.

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Foster care is needed to give vulnerable children and young people a safe, caring home environment whilst they’re unable to live with their birth family.

Becoming a Foster Carer is important to enable these children to grow and flourish into independent, well-rounded adults and Nexus Fostering can be contacted on their website at Nexus Fostering or by telephone on 0115 9815604 and there will also be a member of the Nexus theme at the event on the 24th.

The fundraising project is quite a challenge for the Rotary and they would welcome your help and ideas for fundraising.

They are looking for pioneers for a new style Rotary, ready to serve the community in a fun and very socially rewarding way.

The Rotary say that “As a district we are wholeheartedly supporting Derrymount School in their efforts to raise money for their much-wanted minibus.”

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You can support the Rotary’s fundraising for the new mini-bus by visiting Three clubs collaborate for fundraising project and open day in June! « Rotary District 1220 (

The individual Rotary Clubs can be contacted on their individual facebook pages – Mapperley & Arnold RotaryCarlton Rotary, and Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary 

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