Club Support for Kingswood Trust

Two grants have recently been given to the Kingswood Trust continuing our support for a local organisation that gives children a stimulating environment in which to develop and learn.

A grant of £3,880 was given to fund the Trust’s “Hoot” project. This is an educational development for young people focussing on the creation of an environment for owls and small mammals where they can prosper and be studied. The funding will assist with the purchase of night vision binoculars, owls and mammal books and session costs for groups of children.

The second grant for £602.50 comes from funds raised by a Club member and will go towards replacing equipment in order to ensure a full range of environmental activities can be undertaken.


Kingswood is a long-standing education facility which became an independent trust in 2014. It provides outdoor education activities for learning with nature set in nine acres of natural environments, wildlife and resident animals. It connects children and the community to the natural world.

Please    Click here to learn more about the work and services of The Kingswood Trust.

The Tree of Remembrance

l-r, President Elect Richard Horrell, Rtn Richard Walton, Rtn Stuart Williams, Rtn Mike Colley and President Paul Lockley

The Tree of Remembrance was officially opened by President Paul on Saturday 17th November. The names of those loved ones remembered are mounted in the cabinets shown below with a message from family or friends. This year to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of The Great War there are also, mounted in the cabinets, poignant messages and photographs in memory of those who fought and often lost their lives in the conflict.
The Tree of Remembrance has raised over £100,000 since its start in 2004. This year’s charities include; Compton Care, The M.S. Therapy Centre, The Haven (Wolverhampton), Help for Heroes and The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton’s Rotary Charities.

Rememberance Day

Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War and on Sunday 11th November,  members of Wolverhampton’s Rotary Clubs joined service men and women and representatives of ex service and civic societies to pay respects to the fallen by the laying of wreaths of poppies at the City’s War Memorials.

Crocus Planting in Bantock Park- End Polio Now!

Another 10,000 crocus corms planted today in Bantock Park Wolverhampton, to add to the 40,000 from previous years to help raise public awareness of Rotary’s campaign to eliminate the scourge of polio from the world. When we started the campaign over 30 years ago there were 1000 new cases everyday, somewhere in the world. This year to date, there have been just 25 – confined to 6 in Pakistan and 19 in Afghanistan.
We will beat this horrible disease!!

This morning the Wolverhampton Rotarians were supported by The City of Wolverhampton Park Rangers, Eastfield Primary School and the Bantock Park Users Group. Our thanks to them all.
PPG Richard Green

Calling all Young Musicians and Singers!

The Rotary Young Musicians Competition 2019 is open for instrumentalists and singers up to the age of 17 to take part in this great, well organised and successful event.

A first round will be at Wolverhampton Music School, Graisley Hill at 4pm on Sunday, February 3rd. 2019, leading onto District, Regional and National finals. Other first rounds take place across the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire areas. Please contact the organiser below for details.

The competition aims to offer young people:

*The experience of performing on a public stage.

*An opportunity to showcase their musical talent.

*Impartial feedback and assessment of their performance by experienced adjudicators.

Entrants perform 2 pieces of contrasting style lasting up to 10 minutes in all.

Full details can be found at

 or by contacting Rotarian Richard Green at for the competition guidelines and an entry form.


Presenting Long Service Awards

Rod Jones- 48 years.

John Baker-47 years.





  During the club meeting on Tuesday October 10th, President Paul Lockley presented Special Long Service Awards to 6 Rotarians who between them have completed 281 years of service to the community.

The club thanked them all for their remarkable achievements.


John Wooton- 48 years.

Jerry Hobbs- 42 years.

Fraser Dukes- 52 years.

Peter Williams- 44 years.

The Hands of International Rotary Friendship

The signing of the agreement. President Paul Lockley flanked by Vice President Brian Bailey (L) and President Elect Richard Horrell (R)

A highly successful Rotary Foundation Global Grant project involving the clubs of Wolverhampton and Bangalore Peenya, India, in District 3190 is nearing completion.

The project, called ‘Happy Schools,’ and valued at $40000, is for the provision of clean water and sanitation in village schools in the state of Karnataka, southern India.

The project has proceeded extremely smoothly and the bonds between the two clubs have become so strong that a sister club agreement has been entered into.

One of Rotary’s key aims is to exchange and foster international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world of fellowship united in the ideal of service, and the agreement will pursue these plans by exploring further joint humanitarian projects, exchange visits and encouraging communication between the members of the two clubs.

We look forward to an ever growing friendship between our two clubs and our families, with a strengthening bond of Rotary service.

PDG Richard Green