Ukraine – two years on

As we saw the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine members of the Club joined with representatives of the local Ukrainian community at a service hosted by the City Mayor in his parlour to remember those who have died and those who continue to bravely defend their nation.

From the first days of the invasion Tettenhall Rotary has been providing practical aid to those impacted by the invasion with donations of essential equipment including large diesel generators, portable power stations, food, medicine and clothing.

Two years on that support continues with our latest donation to help buy replacement supplies for a school in Lviv which was recently hit by Russian missiles.

With no quick end in sight our fundraising to continue our support for those bravely resisting Russian aggression continues with one half of the proceeds of our charity Golf Day on the 7th June this year to be used for Ukrainian relief efforts.

You can help support our work by entering a team in the Golf Day, by donating a complimentary round of golf, by providing items as playing or raffle prizes, by sponsoring a tee, by sponsoring the event or by making a donation now at

To enter the competition email us

Rotary at the Races

We’re looking forward to a great night of racing and rugby at Wolverhampton Racecourse tonight.

Rotary Club members will be around the course collecting to support local good causes so if your lucks been in with the bookies please remember to donate generously

📅 Saturday 9 September
⏰ Gates Open: 15:25
🏁 First Race: 17:25

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Great Job Dicky

We’re proud to see Club member Dicky Dodd receiving recognition for the tremendous work which he does with The Haven Wolverhampton and with other local good causes.

Dicky was nominated for the Unsung Hero Award at the Wolverhampton BID Excellence Awards and was Highly Commended for his work by the judging panel. Thank you to all of the team at The Haven who put Dicky’s name forward and many congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners.

End of Term Gifts

As the school year comes to an end we’ll be visiting school assemblies at the Royal, Claregate, St Michael’s, Palmers Cross, St Andrew’s and Woodthorne Primary Schools to present leaving classes with Dictionaries as part of the Rotary Dictionaries 4 Life programme.

Promoting literacy is one of Rotary’s main causes due to the massive impact it has in improving children’s opportunities in life and strengthening the communities they live in.

Since the Dictionaries 4 Life project started over one million dictionaries have been donated to children by Rotary Clubs around the country.

Look out for the purple crocus this Spring

 As you walk around Tettenhall Upper Green over the next few weeks keep an eye out for all the purple crocuses lifting their heads towards the sun – symbols of Rotary’s work to rid the world of Polio – a terrible disease that can kill or severely disable children.

For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Our PolioPlus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale.

Rotary members have contributed more than $2.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. When Rotary started the campaign to eradicate polio, there were cases present in 125 countries worldwide, now cases have been reduced by 99.9% and just two countries remain polio endemic; Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Tettenhall Rotary together with  Wolverhampton’s other Rotary Clubs has been working with local schools and community groups to plant thousands of purple Crocus corms around the City to highlight the project. Why purple? – the colour symbolises the purple dye used to paint the little finger of each child after they receive the vital vaccine to protect them against this awful, crippling and life threatening disease.

The eradication of polio is tantalisingly close and we want you to get involved and help us finish the job. 
Contact us to find out more about joining or volunteering with Rotary to help make a difference on this and our other projects.
You can help us to continue to protect children around the world from this horrendous disease with a life-changing vaccine – which costs just 20p – by Donating now. Every donation to Rotary will be trebled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, so every £1 will become £3.

Happy Rotary Day!

On the 23rd February in 1905, Rotary International was formed by Chicago-based lawyer, Paul Harris. 

118 years later Rotary now has 1.4 million members in over 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries and is one of the world’s largest and most successful membership and humanitarian service organisations

Give yourself the gift of Rotary this year by joining us. Joining Rotary gives you the platform to make a difference through volunteering. If you’ve got a cause you’re passionate about, or a project you want to get off the ground, Rotary is the place to turn your ideas into action.

Supporting Ukraine

Tettenhall Rotary Club has received special recognition for the humanitarian assistance which it’s members have given to the people of the Ukraine.

As we mark the anniversary of the Russian invasion Wolverhampton’s Ukrainian community presented Rotary Club President Mark Heywood with a certificate of thanks from the citizens and soldiers of the Ukraine.

Working with its supporters and with other Wolverhampton based charities and voluntary groups the Tettenhall Club has donated power generators, gas stoves, drones and power banks all of which have been delivered to the areas of greatest need with the help of the City’s Ukrainian Association who have shipped more than 500 tonnes of aid to the country.

Club President Mark Heywood gratefully received the award from Ian and Slava Madylus – members of the local Ukrainian community who have worked tirelessly to ensure that aid reaches those in need

Ian and Slava also made a special presentation of a Ukrainian Mace to Club member Chris Kraushar who has led the work of the Club in support of Ukraine 

The  anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine reminds us of the continuing need to support the people of the Ukraine who are fighting for their very existence, against a vastly more powerful attacker and who  are desperately in need of humanitarian assistance

Santa’s visiting Fordhouses

Our Santa Sleigh is visiting the children in Fordhouses on the 7th December.

The Sleigh will start from 76, St Anne’s Road at 4:45 and then stop near 140, St Anne’s Road; 104, St Anne’s Road; 54, St Anne’s Road; 16, St Anne’s Road; 17, Sandon Road; 77, Sandon Road and finish at 111, Sandon Road

You can follow our Sleighs visit to Fordhouses by using the Sleigh Tracker

It’s FREE to visit Santa but you can help Tettenhall Rotary to support the work of local good causes throughout the year by donating to our 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

or donate securely online by visiting