Children in Need 2019

Once again Brue Valley Rotarians braved the elements on Children in Need night ( Friday 15th November ) in order to collect money for BBC’s Children in Need. We had three teams covering our area. In total we collected over £1173 and the total is still rising.

Many thanks both to the intrepid teams that dressed up and collected.

Team Spiderman, Pudsey and Jack Sparrow. 


The Mario Brothers and Octopussy         and                        118 118


Also many thanks to the Pubs and shops that allowed us to collect on their premises:

Alhampton Inn
Bear Hotel
Bell Inn – Evercreech
Brook House
Camelot – South Cadbury
Catash – North Cadbury
Cross Keys – Lyford
Daniela’s, Castle Cary
Dolphin Inn – Wincanton
George Hotel
Mildmay Arms – Queen Camel
Miller’s Inn
Nog Inn
Old Inn, Holton
Orchard Inn – Galhampton
Pecking Mill
Quarry Inn (keinton mandeville)
Red Lion – Babcary
Sparkford Inn – Sparkford
Stags Head – Yarlington
The Bay tree
The Bruton Castle
The Manor ( Ditcheat )
The Montague Inn – Shepton Montague
The Old Red Lion, North Brewham
The Pickled Inn – Evercreech
The Smithy, Charlton Musgrove
The Sun Inn
The Wagtail
The Walnut Tree – West Camel
Travellers Rest (A27)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
White Hart






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International Greetings


These two happy Rotarians from the Belrose Rotary Club were on stewarding duty at a French Market held in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We enjoyed much chatter;   including them sending greetings to Brue Valley Rotary Club which have by virtue of this been passed on. A thriving Rotary Club of a similar size and demographics as us.  RW.

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Brue Valley Rotary Collects at Shepton Carnival 2019

Nine Brue Valley Rotarians braved the weather to collect at Shepton Carnival  this year.

After the usual wonderful and essential fish and chip meal at Whitstones.


We reluctantly left the restaurant  


to visit the Silver Leader in his cosy control center.


After a few minutes in the warmth of the control center 


Then back into  the rain – and ready to go


And finally at the end – a job well done.





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Helping Local Community Groups

Last Thursday at Sherborne Castle, Dorset, Brue Valley Rotarians joined with their colleagues from Sherborne Castles and Yeo Vale Rotary Clubs to donate the proceeds of their very successful ‘Classic & Supercars Show at Sherborne Castle’ to local community groups.  In addition The British Heart Foundation and the Yeovil & District Hospital Breast Cancer Appeal received donations.

This year saw some 2100 cars on display, with around 15,500 people at the show and as a result we have been able to donate £60,000 to local charities, making the sum raised in recent years £231,000.

A huge thank-you to the Rotary volunteers, all the exhibitors including private individuals and traders, those who support the show as sponsors, or in kind, and of course the visitors who make this possible.

Cheques presented by Brue Valley Rotarians, past and present, and a list of groups receiving donations is here:


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Mud, mud, glorious mud and a firework or two

After the weather enforced postponement, the Shepton Mallet Rotary Club bonfire and firework display went ahead this weekend with magnificent support of, the much voiced praise from the local community.

Brue Valley were able to field a reduced team, following the change in date, with Eddy manning the pay-lines and Melanie and Andrew M sent on a hike to the distant boundary for “perimeter” duty where they had a choice of standing in a raging torrent of water or on a bank of slippery mud.

The attached pictures are mainly taken from the perimeter – some may look blank but be assured they represent the view on the night and of your fellow Rotarians on duty


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Brue Valley Rotary Club meet Down Under.

Today witnessed another first for Brue Valley! Unable to attend next Thursday’s Business and Special General Meetings these stalwart Rotarians arrived by ferry and bus to hold their own meeting at a beachside restaurant in Manly. The dress code was naturally beach attire. The Rotary agenda was brief but the meeting occupied a substantial part of the afternoon. Our meeting closed following gentle stroll to Queenscliff.

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