Wolverhampton’s The Way Youth Zone

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery funded projects. Lottery players raise £36 million each week for projects all across the UK and the Awards highlight how that funding has changed the UK for the better.

One of the local recipients of National Lottery funding has been The Way Youth Zone – a great venue in the centre of the City which gives the young people of Wolverhampton the opportunity to access a massive range of activities including sports, fitness, dance, arts, music, media, enterprise and wellbeing.

The venue gives its users access to a high spec music room, a 3G pitch, enterprise media suite, climbing wall, multi use 4 court sports hall, cafe, dance studio, gym, cooking area, general recreation area and much more..

We’ve been fortunate to be the guests of the The Way and to see first hand the wonderful facilities and the difference which the commitment of its many volunteers is making to the lives of the young people using the facility and benefiting the City as whole.

The Way is one of this years finalists in the National Lottery Youth Awards and with your vote they’ll be in a position to attend the awards event and to have their work in the City highlighted on BBC One. As one of the winners they’ll also receive an additional £3,000 of Lottery funding.

It only takes a minute to vote so please follow the link now and show your support for their wonderful work.

Ascot Ladies Day Fundraiser

It wouldn’t be June without Ascot and it wouldn’t be Ascot without the Clubs annual Ascot Ladies Day fundraiser organised by Rotarian Ken Whalley and his wife Jan.

Over 350 guests treated themselves to a flutter on the horses whilst being entertained by the Bill Bailey Jazz Band and enjoying a three-course meal before dancing on into the night.

Ken, the owner of Kenneth Clive Menswear and Hire in Pattingham, has organised the charity event at Wolverhampton Rugby Club for the past 12 years raising thousands to help local good causes such as Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre and youth clubs in the area.

Despite competing with an England v Wales fixture in the Euros the event raised over £2,300 in support of good causes.

Biggest Ever Rotary KidsOut Day

On the 8th of June members from Tettenhall Rotary teamed up with Kids Out to host children from Wightwick Hall School at the largest ever Rotary KidsOut Day at Drayton Manor.

The day saw more than 29,000 disadvantaged and disabled children treated to a fun day out at theme parks, the seaside, zoos and other attractions throughout the UK – with over 5,000 of those children joining us for great time at Drayton Manor.

Rotary volunteers make the day possible by fundraising, supporting with transport, overseeing the organisation and chaperoning.

KidsOut Day gives disabled and disadvantaged children the opportunity to have fun and to enjoy what many other children may take for granted. This special day is vital to the lives and hopes of thousands of children across the UK and is only possible due to the thousands of Rotarians, volunteers and supporters who make it possible.