A Brief Introduction to our Club
The Rotary Club of the Brickhills comprises roughly equal numbers of men and women. We meet formally once a month for our business meeting at the Doubletree MK Statium and again for an informal meeting in a different pub every month. In addition we act together to raise money or work in the community. The club has a strong social side engaging in a variety of activities and sports to suit all the family. Read more here
MK Marathon: 2nd May
Another glorious day for Milton Keynes with over 8,000 entries over all events, thousands of spectators and close to 600 keen event crew coming together for the 5th best and biggest MK Marathon event.
This year The Brickhills Rotary team were stationed at the 6 mile water station. Vast numbers of bottles handed out to thousands of runners and then cleared away again afterwards. The route may have changed (we had a much prettier water station than in previous years!) but the runners were still amazing, and best of all, the rain stayed away!
‘Great marathon, extremely well organised and very friendly, and never realised what a lovely place Milton Keynes is!’
See all the pictures here
Lend a Hand day: 23rd April
As part of their community support the Rotary clubs in Milton Keynes take part in the annual 'Lend A Hand Day' in partnership with Age UK.
Some of our members and their families went along today. They carried out, free of charge, small tasks which older people may not be able to safely undertake themselves, most often gardening, cleaning or some DIY.
Vintage tea party success
What a great afternoon we had on Sunday the 17th April in the Bow Brickhill Pavillion.
Over 50 guests attended, many in costume to eat delicious sandwiches and cakes ( Helen Douse) all made and served by club members and their families.
Entertainment was provided by Phil ( honorary member of our club ) on the piano and singer Jessica Willis daughter of the event organise Leslie. A quiz was devised by Sue ( Vice President) and the speaker was Helen Seddon previous club member and she spoke about Bletchley Park where she is a volunteer guide.
The member of Parliament of Milton Keynes South attended and drew the raffle for us. It was a really excellent afternoon and the club raised
£798.54 for Literacy Boxes for African children. A grand effort all round.
See all the pictures here
Easter Tea: 28 March
Helen used her baking skills to impress the club members into agreeing to make her star baker for the forthcoming Vintage Tea Party.
Her Easter Egg overflowed with chocolate goodness as the younger members vied for front position.
They were able to run off the calories by the stream trying to fish out their football, luckily Nigel had a decorating pole to hand to assist in the rescue.
Swimathon: 12th March
The Rotary Club of Milton Keynes organises a Swimathon each year and since its inception in 1994 the event has raised nearly Half a Million Pounds.
This year the Brickhills sponsored swimmers swam a very respectable 115 lengths and raised £263 towards the Milton Keynes Rotary charities. Well done Sarah, Tony, Emma, Daniel, Matthew and Martin, all came out the pool and said NEVER again!
They recuperated quickly after Krispy Kreme Donuts and said maybe! Over £25,000 was raised over two days, a fantastic effort in the pool and to the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes who do a fantastic job organizing this event every year.
Young Musician – 9th February
All the MK secondary schools along with the MK Music Hub and local Rotary clubs partnered together for the 2016 Rotary Young Musician competition.
Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell was alive with the sound of music last weekend as eleven young people competed across two categories, solo instrumentalist and solo vocalist. The three finalists, with Rotary club sponsorship, moved onto the district level and one finalist reached the regional finals.
Our best results to date!
Winner: Sarah Ikumu: Vocal – Hazeley Academy
Runner up: Rosia LI: Piano – Ousedale School
Runner up: Isabelle Norwood: Double Bass – Denbigh School
Jaipur Dinner: 29 February
Jaipur Dinner held at the Jaipur Restaurant MK is always a well attended fun night out.
Nigel, Graham and Lalita enjoyed indian food and helped raise over £2800 towards the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project. This project sponsors limb camps in Asia, Africa and Haiti providing new limbs to thousands of amputees.
A Jaipur limb costs £30 and is helping to give a positive life back to the many who are unable to walk. Thank you Newport Pagnell Rotary club for a well organized event.
- Winter Night Shelter
- Ampthill Rotary Race Night - 27th January
- Rotary End Polio Now
- Rotary End Polio Now
- Lend with Care
- Santa Float Success 2015
- Oxfordshire Casino
- MacMillan Coffee morning.
- Teddy Tombola, Woburn Festival 12th September
- President’s Night 2015
- Trim Trail Presentation
- A weekend in the Cotswolds
- NEW INTERACT Club of Milton Keynes Academy
- New Years Day Walk
- Santa Float Charities
- Walk round Lodge Lake
- Fun Casinos