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Rye Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Rye and Winchelsea – Registered Charity Number: 1021030

A Thank you from the Rotary Club of Rye & Winchelsea and looking forward to a New Year.

Eric Bourne Club President

The Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club had a busy time in the lead up to Christmas and New Year, with their annual Christmas Collections.  The main beneficiaries of this year’s collection will again be local Charities and those in need; such as St. Michaels Hospice, Rye and District Community Transport and the Rye Foodbank amongst others. 

Throughout 2023, we supported local events such as The Rye Country Show, Festival of the Sea, Winchelsea Fete, and the Town Cryer’s Competition.  Our Annual Spring Walk was successful, however we are hoping to attract more walkers on the 19th May this year for a variety distances in the Winchelsea direction.

To keep up in a changing society during the year we’ve introduced a contactless payment system as the use of cash seems to be declining, although the WiFi signal was a little slow in some area!  

President, Eric Bourne, said “The generosity of the local community has been magnificent. Our Christmas collection this year has raised over £2, 000 exceeding all previous collections and will help us to provide support those in need within our local community.  Given the extremely difficult economic circumstances everybody is experiencing at this time we would like to thank everyone for their generous support”. He went on to say, “as the year draws to a close may I also thank the local businesses who have helped with sponsorship and practical support throughout the year and wish you all a Happy New Year”.

If you’re new to the area, newly retired or just looking to put back something to the community, then details of the Rotary Club and its activities can be found at:

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 13.00 & 19.30(1st & 3rd Monday 13.00 2nd & 4th Monday 19.30Playden Oast Hotel
Rye Road
NR. Rye
TN31 7UL   01797 344117