Our Work in the Local Community

onecan trust food bank

One Can Trust – Local Food Bank

Along with the Inner Wheel Club of High Wycombe, we regularly collect food at the town’s Sainsbury’s Superstore.

 

We are pleased to say that thanks to the generosity of local people and the hospitality of Sainsbury’s, We collected £9500 worth of food amounting to the impressive weight of 4000 kilos.

Rotary and the Environment

Rotary and the Environment

Rotarians are tackling environmental issues by coming up with projects and bringing about change in their community.

 

High Wycombe Rotarians look forward to supporting the Chiltern Rangers in their exciting Community Wildflower Nursery on Hammersley Lane. With guidance from the rangers, we will engage with local schools, mentor young budding gardeners, and help with the cultivation of wildflower seeds. If you would like to be a volunteer and can spare an hour or two on an ad hoc basis then contact Chiltern Ranger by clicking here. To read more about this environmental project visit the Chiltern Rangers Wildflower Nursery page.

Make a difference by volunteering with our Rotarians to help with local projects.

Rotary PlasticBlitz

The PlasticBlitz

Our Club will take part in Rotary’s PlasticBlitz campaign, Thames Valley, 2023. Once permissions have been gained, we aim to organise litter picking weekends in May/June along the banks of the River Wye through Wycombe Rye Park.

Support for Young People requiring Laptops, Notebooks

Used Laptop Support Scheme

Used Laptop Support Scheme

This scheme is for young people unable to buy a laptop to use for their further education studies, such as apprenticeships. If you have a laptop in working order which you would like to donate to this scheme, please get in touch.

 

During Covid lockdown, our Rotarians personally funded the purchase of 25 digital notebooks for local senior students unable to complete their GCSE and A level studies without access to a computer at home.

Tallest Sunflower Competition

Grow a Smile – Tallest Sunflower Competition

Grow a Smile is a competition for local primary schools and in 2022, 24 schools took part, each one receiving a free pack of “giant” sunflower seeds in the Spring. After a promising start, many schools struggled to care for their plants during the summer heat wave.

 

Despite this the 2022 winners, the pupils at Hamilton Academy, grew the winning sunflower which was 286cm tall. The prize of £200 will be used to buy spring bulbs and gardening equipment which pupils will use to improve their school’s environment.

Local primary schools who would like to enter the competition in 2023 register/apply to.

Christmas collections

Christmas collections

At Christmas, we have collected at supermarkets, Wycombe Wanderers football stadium, and our Father Christmas takes his sleigh through Wycombe.

 

Donations go to  local children charities. Pre-Covid we collected for Children in Need at High Wycombe Railway Station.

 

We help pack Christmas parcels for victims of crime and people likely to be on their own at Christmas. This is a project organised by Thames Valley Police.

Disaster Relief

Rotarians are tackling environmental issues by coming up with local and international projects. To read more about what Rotary is doing in the UK and globally to help the environment click the link below.

You too can make a difference to your community by volunteering with our Rotarians on local projects. Interested?