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Tree of Light Presentation Evening

Rotary Telford Tree of Light Distributes £42000 to Local Charities.

The Rotary Telford Tree of Light held its presentation evening, hosted by Rotary Club of The Wrekin President David Shelmerdine at the Hadley Park House Hotel on Thursday 27th February. This year the Rotary Telford Tree of Light, which is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ironbridge, Telford Centre, The Wrekin and Wellington celebrated its 24th campaign.

Food Bank Christmas Collection

I’ve finally had the weight of our donations last Friday, a record 313 kgs plus £35.
They were very grateful as ever and were especially pleased with the Christmas biscuits.
So once again our members have come up trumps.
Well done and thank you to everyone. Richard

Tree of Light Update 2nd December

With Christmas only three weeks away the Rotary Telford Tree of Light already remembers and commemorates almost 5,000 loved ones whose names appear around the Tree in New Row at the Telford Shopping Centre. New updated lists are placed around the Tree each week.

Tree of Light Switched On

On Thursday 14th November at around 16.30 a crowded Mall at Telford Centre filled by the sounds of the Salvation Army Band waited patiently for the Rotary Telford Tree of Light to be switched on. But this year was different. The Tree was at a new site - in New Row in the recently completed Fashion Quarter.

Jaipur Limb - Wellington Supports Limb Camp

As part of their on-going support for the Jaipur Limb the Club has supported a Limb Camp in Kerala, India.

The Rotary Jaipur Limb UK camp at Quilon was inaugurated by J. Mercykutty Amm Government of Kerala Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry, Government of Kerala. She is a member of Quilon Constituency where the camp was organised.

Remembrance 2019

President Vic together with members of the Club, partners and friends and members of Inner Wheel met at Naylors Row in Wellington to be part of the Remembrance Parade.  Joining with members of the services,civic digniaties and youth groups the parade followed Wellington Town Band down New Street across the Square and into All Saints Churchyard.

RYLA 2019

Tabitha Byne spoke to Club members about her week at Kibblestone where she was our RYLA nominee.  Tabitha spoke eloquently about all the activities she was involved in and explained how the week had changed her outlook and attitude to life.

Jacob Chandler - Sculptor 2019

The Club once again welcomed Jacob Chandler a young sculptor intent on following his dream. Everyone was enthralled by Jacob's talk which focussed on the installation of his 3meter high sculpture at Telford Town Centre's new fashion area.

Charity film Night 2019

The Rotary Club of Wellington’s Annual Charity Film Night took place on Tuesday 29th October at the Charlton School in Wellington.
Organised by Rotarians Sophie Yates and Jim Tranter the film chosen was ‘Fisherman’s Friends’. The audience were also shown a short film about the work of Home-Start.


Members of the Club met this morning at Foden's solicitors to collect boxes of Remembrance Day Poppies for distribution around Telford.

The group of Rotarians and friends led by Sophie Yates took boxes of poppies to schools, pubs and supermarkets in preparation for this year's Remembrance events.