As you walk around Ravenshead and our wider surrounding area this spring, look out for all the Purple Crocus lifting their heads proudly towards the sun. Many, many thousands have been planted all around the village over the last few years, either Donated by Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary Club, or sold in support of the Rotary Purple4Polio Campaign.
15th February 2021
This December the members of Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary Club organised the program for Santa’s Sleigh to visit the streets, closes and cul-de-sacs of Ravenshead & Blidworth. Whilst maintaining social distancing we successfully brought the thrill of seeing Santa to the children so they could wave to Santa. This year we were unable to make a door to door collection, but donations could be made online and on a positive note we were able to include many more streets in our routes this year so allowing even more children to see and wave to Santa.
15th January 2021
The great news is that Santa is doing his pre-Christmas rounds in Ravenshead and Blidworth. He may not be handing out sweets, but he will be bringing good cheer as he waves from his sleigh, pulled with the help of Ravenshead and Blidworth Rotary Club. Local foodbanks run by two fantastic organisations will benefit from the on-line donations Santa is hoping will pour in as he makes his way round the villages. To see how the club, and Rotary4foodanks have teamed up to help make Christmas better for families in the district, read the whole story here…
3rd December 2020
The Rotary Club of Ravenshead & Blidworth has run a '200 Club' since 1993. Members subscribe for just £3 per month per entry and 50% of the subscription money is returned as prizes to members whilst the other 50% of the subscription goes to charity projects selected by the Rotary Club.
30th November 2020
The Rotary Club of Ravenshead & Blidworth has played in role in a significant global public health achievement, as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region has officially been certified wild polio-free. We played a part through fundraising which has contributed towards the End Polio Now campaign in the recent past.
3rd September 2020
We were pleased to be able to support the Blidworth and Rainworth fight against Covid-19** with a cash donation towards their Food-Aid program. "We should like to say a massive thank you to the Rotary Club of Ravenshead and Blidworth for their wonderful support with a generous donation of £500 towards the funding of the purchase food of food to go out into our community. It will make a big difference to what we are able to do."
29th May 2020
Being confined to his house and garden wasn't going to stop Ravenshead & Blidworth Rotarian Bob Jackson from doing his bit for charity. Cheered on by his wife Sandra (adjudicator and drinks station monitor), Bob (82) completed 51 laps of his garden to ensure he completed the 4 mile target distance. Monies raised through sponsorship will go to charities Aquabox and Bowel Cancer UK.
16th April 2020
Andrew Draper who volunteers as a storyteller for Southwell Workhouse presented a story in character of a boy who, in the 1840s, found himself and his family taken in by the Workhouse, what life was like in the Workhouse and how through a seven year apprenticeship as a blacksmith he came to be his own man by making left-handed shears.
28th February 2020
Sam's Workplace offers a realistic work experience placement for people with a learning disability, together with independence and social skills. They run a small cafe and sweet shop, so there are plenty of opportunities for daily life and work skills, money skills, weight and measuring, catering, customer care and social interaction in a supported and friendly environment.
29th January 2020
Three local clubs, our own Ravenshead and Blidworth, Worksop Shirebrook and District, and Sherwood Forest met on the 11th November 2019 for a joint meeting. It was a little more formal than we are used to due to the attendance of the 'DG', but we enjoyed the fellowship of the other clubs, and learned more about our District Governor, his past and his hopes for the rest of his year.
12th December 2019
Joseph Whitaker technology teacher Phil Worsley passed away on November 6th 2019 having been diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer in April 2019. Phil is remembered for his enthusiasm for technology and the formation of Joseph Whitaker Young Engineers after school group.
26th November 2019
In May 2019 the club, through its charity fund, was fortunate to enable two young people from the area to attend the Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA) camp at Buxton. At one of our meetings in September, Daisy visited the club to let us know how she and Josh went on at the event.
21st November 2019
Number 2 of our writing competition. Three children set off to explore a near by forest. It was a bright, sunny day but the forest of pine trees looked rather dark and forbidding. They followed a sandy path into the forest and before long the path sloped steeply downwards.
14th August 2019
The quality of the entries in this years school writing competition has been very high. All the stories have been marked and the prize winners are being notified. When all the writers have been contacted we will then be presenting the winning entries. Keep a look out for them here on our Facebook page or in the local free press newsletters.
29th July 2019