Rotary Clubs work together to support 60 local charities

Rotary Clubs work together to support 60 local charities

A successful example of Rotary working together in the community was demonstrated by 8 clubs organising and supporting “The Midlands Community Draw 2019” raising money to support 60 local organisations and charities.

The Midlands Community Draw is designed to help groups, clubs and organisations in the area to raise essential funds for their activities.

In order to organise such a wide-spread fundraising task, 8 Rotary clubs from the midlands, joined forces and shared their resources. These clubs were Bromsgrove, Edgbaston Convention, Handsworth, Meriden, Oldbury, Solihull, Stratford upon Avon and Yardley and Sheldon.

Last year the Midlands Community Draw helped 60 charities and organisations including scout groups, St Johns Ambulance, cricket clubs, medical research groups, disabled swimming clubs and many more.

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Martin Saunders Chair and Deputy Mayor of Solihull who supported the event

An astounding 19,826 tickets were sold last year with the Rotary clubs and charities working together to promote the draw to the public with many generous and enticing prizes to be won, including £1,000 cash prize!

The draw took place at Solihull bowls club where Rotary members and representatives of the organisations enjoyed a fish and chip supper, before the draw began.

A total of £16,000 was raised and split between the charities and organisations involved in the draw.

The Rotary clubs and organisations involved are very pleased with how the fundraising initiative went and are looking at ways to make the 2020 draw bigger and better!

It is reported that 2020 is off to a flyer, 9,400 tickets already on order, Moseley and Sparkbrook, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Vesey Rotary Clubs have joined the original 8. The Midlands Community Draw will also be attending Volunteer Expo 1st-3rd May

You can find out more information on the Midlands Community Draw Website