Wolverhampton Christmas Lights

Today’s the day the Wolverhampton Christmas Lights are switched on and Wolverhampton Santa Claus and his helpers from the Rotary Club of Tettenhall and The Royal School cadets will be at the Lych Gate off Queen Square from 3pm until the Lights are switched on to share in the fun.

The fun starts at 3pm with a funfair, festive market in Dudley Street, real reindeer, face painting, food and drink and much more. BBC star Hey Duggee will entertain the children from 3pm followed by The Copicats at 4:30pm and by the world famous Tony Christie at 5:15pm who will be performing  hits including ‘Is this the Way to Amarillo’ before joining the Wolverhampton Mayor, Councillor Sandra Samuels MBE and Father Christmas to switch on the lights at 6pm. 

Its FREE for children to visit Santa but you can help Tettenhall Rotary to support the work of local good causes throughout the year by donating to Santa’s Sleigh appeal:

text SNOWMAN 1 to 70480 to donate £1

text SNOWMAN 2 to 70480 to donate £2

text SNOWMAN 5 to 70480 to donate £5

text SNOWMAN 10 to 70480 to donate £10

Tettenhall Remembers

Past Club President Mike Unwin joined representatives of our local service Clubs and schools yesterday as part of Tettenhall Remembers to lay a wreath at the Tettenhall War Memorial in memory of the Fallen and in remembrance of their sacrifice.

The Tettenhall Rotary Tree of Remembrance is a way for you to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while also building on their legacy by helping the work of local good causes.

Please consider being involved this year and help local good causes continue their much-needed work by visiting http://tettenhallremembers.org.uk/ and donating to Tettenhall Remembers 2022

Wolverhampton Remembers

Past Club President Chris Kraushar joined with representatives of other service organisations in the City yesterday to lay a wreath in remembrance of the service and sacrifice of the Fallen at the Civic Drumhead Service of Remembrance which took place at Wolverhampton Cenotaph 

The Club works closely with the Perton detachment of the Army Cadet Force and it was great to see the Cadets on parade in support of the Service 

Photo credits – Wolverhampton Today 

Happy World Interact Day

Interact Clubs are service clubs for young people aged 12 to 18 and are part of Rotary International.

Members of Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or local community and one that promotes international understanding.

These projects give club members the opportunity to make a difference in their school and community as well as internationally at the same time as developing leadership and team working skills and making new connections.

The Interact Club at the Royal School Wolverhampton celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.

Since its formation in June of 2012 under the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Tettenhall the Royal School Interact Club has, with the support of teacher Jane Kyle, prospered and become well established at the school.

Club members have experienced how to hold regular formal meetings and debate, keep accounts and how to work together to achieve the initiatives that they have set for themselves. The Club has provided entertainment for others whilst experiencing the satisfaction that comes from helping others and having fun along the way.

The enthusiasm and dynamics of the ever changing membership has seen the Club involved in a range of student led community, school, national and international initiatives and fund raising activities.

Internationally it has raised support for Shelterbox, with the school funding 5 boxes over the years, Polio Plus and Project Gambia 

More locally Club members have fundraised for Compton Care, Macmillan and the Haven and have carried out anti-litter and recycling campaigns.

The Interact Club members have also supported the City’s Rotary Clubs and have taken part in such local initiatives as Tettenhall Summer Fete, Best Foot Forward, the Christmas Santa Sleigh and Dragon Boat Racing at Himley Park.

With the ongoing support of the dedicated staff at the school and the work of the enthusiastic and talented Interact Club members we’re looking forward to seeing what the next 10 years will bring.