Fund Raising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is a small group of club members determined in their resolve to have fun, whilst raising money for charities. The committee meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month, over a bottle of wine or two, and is proud to have achieved just over £100k last year.

Dragon Boat Festival

We are now in our 16th year of holding this event and is our main annual fundraising activity. The day itself is extremely good fun and never fails to raise a wonderful amount of money for charities.

There were 30 Teams participating in 2017 and the total raised will be about £46,000. This brings the total since 2002 to £658,000. All the money goes to charity.

The headline charity in 2017 was Southmead Hospital Prostate Cancer Care Appeal and we were delighted to present the hospital with a cheque for £24,300.

Some of the other charities to benefit this year are the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol Samaritans, Young Adult Carers, Teenage Cancer Trust and Rotary’s own charity the Rotary Foundation and the End Polio Now campaign.

All this support for worthwhile causes would not of course happen without all the teams who participated and did the fundraising. As usual the racing was extremely competitive and the final times were the fastest that have been recorded.

  • The Avon Fire & Rescue Service Team were the winners.
  • Crux Product Design were second (for the second year running)
  • Barton Solicitors with Richard Harding Estate Agents were third.

Teams were also very competitive with their fancy dress, which helps make the day a real spectacle. We had Bristol Wildlife, Princesses of the World, Egyptian Pharoahs, Medics, US Cavalry, Bananas, Muskateers, Pirates, Smugglers and many others.The Fancy Dress Prize was won by the TutanCARmun Egyptian Pharoahs (entered appropriately by the UWE Centre of Appearance Research) with the SSMG, US Cavalry, as runners up.

Prizes on the day were presented by BBC Reporter & Presenter, Will Glennon, who is also a Southmead Hospital Ambassador.

We thank everyone involved in the fundraising and would like to present prizes to those who raised the most money.

Everyone who raised over £250 received a bottle of champagne and this year there were 13 – which is marvellous. However, the prize for the individual who raised the most money goes to Andrew Tromans for the fourth year running. This year Andrew personally raised a record £3,500 which is amazing. It is not surprising that Andrew’s team, 'Submarine Support Management Group Team’ raised the most money a superb £6,421.

Many thanks to everyone who made this year’s event such a success. Next year we will be raising money for ‘Caring in Bristol’ and Tackling Homelessness in Bristol.

The Dragon Boat Festival in 2018 will be on the 10th June and we hope that you will be participating again.

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Charity Golf Day

 

On Thursday 24th May 2018, Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club will be holding its 12th Charity Golf Day at the Bristol & Clifton Golf Club, Failand, Bristol.  Proceeds from this year's Golf Day will support the work of Crisis Centre Ministries https://www.crisis-centre.org.uk and other Rotary charities.  Crisis Centre Ministries has been working in Bristol for over 30 years, dedicated to helping those with life-disrupting problems, such as homelessness and addiction, to enjoy a healthy independent life. 

The 2017 Golf Day was a great success with 20 teams of golfers having an enjoyable day whilst raising £8,500 for LinkAge, Voscur-Active Together, MS Therapy Centre and Young Carers.

The format of the day will be:

  • Bacon bap and coffee on arrival;
  • Nine-hole Texas Scramble in the morning;
  • Light lunch,
  • Eighteen hole team Stableford competition in the afternoon; and 
  • Dinner, Promises Auction and the presentation of prizes.

A competition package will be available including Hole-in-One, with the main prize being a car kindly provided by Mon Motors Audi, as well as the usual Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin and Putting Competition.

There are also opportunities to sponsor a hole, competitions and the event programme, which everyone will receive at registration, giving you huge publicity on the day with your banners on tees and greens around the Clubhouse and acknowledgement in the event programme.

We very much hope we can count on your support for what will be an excellent day’s golf and a very enjoyable evening. The day will offer a wonderful opportunity to entertain clients and friends, while at the same time helping us to raise funds for the local charity Crisis Centre to help tackle homelessness in Bristol.

The number of teams of four players is limited to twenty-two, so we recommend that you contact us using the contact form below as soon as possible if you are interested in entering a team or a sponsorship package.

For further information please contact marywinwhitt@gmail.com

India Expedition

Rtn Paul Spaven raised just over £3k, which has been tripled by Rotary foundation and Bill Gates Foundation to over £9k.

Bristol Fireworks

We assist in running this event in Canford Park and share in the proceeds for our charitable fundraising.