As Great Britain gathered round their screens and in the streets to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation, Rotary clubs around the country made sure to put on events that every community could enjoy.
Across the bank holiday weekend, Rotary clubs across the isles were seen having a pivotal role in local coronation celebrations, whether it was an afternoon tea or a village fete.
Of course, Rotary would not let a historic occasion go amiss without a display of volunteering brilliance and communities across the country got to do just that as part of The Big Help Out.
Along with a host of other non-profit organisations, Rotary used Monday 8th May to get behind The Big Help Out – an initiative backed by The Royal Household encouraging everyone to use the coronation as a time to try their hand at volunteering.
According to The Big Help Out Team, over 6 million people took part across the UK with Rotary playing a large part.
See Rotary clubs’ coronation efforts from across Great Britain below:
THE BIG HELP OUT Rain didn't deter our members and Inner Wheel colleagues getting out and about litter picking in the local community today. @TheBigHelpOut23 @RotaryGBI @Rotary @Mayor_RoyalSC @RoyalSutColTC pic.twitter.com/pibmO6hh6q
— Wylde Green Rotary (@WyldeGrnRotary) May 8, 2023
At #AlloaRotary, we're committed to making a positive impact on the environment. That's why we're proud to take part in #CleanUpClackmannanshire and #TheBigHelpOut. Together, we can keep our communities clean and green! pic.twitter.com/GNYl8mADPv
— RotaryAlloa (@AlloaRotary) May 8, 2023
We removed 19 bags of rubbish as our contribution to the #bighelpout yesterday. If you want to know more about what we do and stay involved in #helpingoutforlonger, just get in touch! pic.twitter.com/lA9pKMXABZ
— Rotary e-Club SW Peninsula (@eclubswp) May 9, 2023
Southwold and District Rotary worked all afternoon cooking Burgers and Hot dogs supplied by Wrentham Village Hall #rotarybbq
A great afternoon. The weather was incredible. Lovely to see so many people enjoying the celebrations. Thank you to everyone who came and savoured it pic.twitter.com/liz4X6WoSJ
— Southwold Rotary and District Rotary Club (@SouthwoldRotary) May 8, 2023
A wonderful day celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
Windsor St George Rotary Club members offering support for a fantastic festive weekend! #Coronation2023 #etonstreetparty #RotariansInAction pic.twitter.com/cXky3jUP9K
— Windsor St G Rotary (@WindsorRotary) May 7, 2023
In conjunction with Innes Community Council, Rotary Elgin have installed a “blether bench” at Mill Lane in Garmouth (next to the village hall) to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III. King Charles II, who landed there pic.twitter.com/I4klEki6GL
— Rotary Elgin (@RotaryElgin) May 8, 2023
St Helens Rotary takes on the Big Help out challenge
King Charles III invited millions of Britons to support causes in their local community on bank holiday Monday as the coronation festivities conclude with the Big Help Out. We descended on Foundry Wharf with a Surprise visitor. pic.twitter.com/M7qqw7f45c
— Rotary St Helens (@SHelensRotary) May 9, 2023
Just a pic of our members joining the community #litterpick at St Giles Hill this morning – fortunately the rain held off! @hantschronicle @WinchesterCity @winchestertoday #service #community #Coronation pic.twitter.com/GykKPz4Rv0
— Winchester Rotary UK (@WinchRotary) May 8, 2023
Our Rotarians joined forces with the #NorthStonehamCommunityGroup for the Big Coronation Clean Up around North Stoneham. 20 bags of litter were collected around Stoneham Lane, Chestnut Avenue & the parks between the Avenue & YMCA Eastleigh. #litterpick #southampton #cleanstreets pic.twitter.com/fT1S4be6fp
— Southampton Solent Rotary (@solentrotary) May 1, 2023
Cleaning up our neighbourhood. Litter picking today as part of The Big Help Out, together with our community partners. St John's Church, Accessibility Project, Titsey Rotary Club, Creative Community. We can make a difference when we work together #TheBigHelpOut #Volunteering pic.twitter.com/SbYjxnGGPr
— Reverend Lotwina Farodoye (@Lotwina) May 8, 2023
It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the clubhouse during yesterday's coronation lunch organised by the Cleethorpes Rotary Club. Our guests had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the day! #KingsCoronation #RoyalCelebration #YourClubYourWay #CleethorpesGolfClub pic.twitter.com/wmKK3TDhGw
— Cleethorpes GolfClub (@CleeGolfClub) May 5, 2023
The Rotary Club of Bridport kicked off the town's coronation celebrations with a concert featuring Weymouth Salvation Army Band and Timbrels on Saturday https://t.co/Mq1vRFxCBT
— Bridport Nub News (@BridportNubNews) May 3, 2023
Diolch i Glwb Rotari Dyffryn Conwy am eu rhodd o gwpan i pob plentyn er coffau y Coroni.
Thank you to Dyffryn Conwy Rotary Club for their donation of a Coronation Cup for each child to commemorate the Coronation. pic.twitter.com/oWBc0RSLjn
— ysgoldyffrynyrenfys (@ysgoldyffrynyr1) May 5, 2023
Thank you to everyone who showcased your coronation events and showed what Rotary is all about! If you’re yet to tell us about your event, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.