Poynton Rotary Club Supporting Communities
Volunteering work with Rotary, changes lives! Whether you are volunteering by helping in a local community project or responding to local and international disasters, there is a project or activity to suit everyone. One of the most interesting and challenging is putting on the Party In The Park event - would you be interested ??? By volunteering with Rotary, you know that you will be changing people’s lives for the better.
We welcome men and women from all walks of life to join as members. Membership of our club is a great way to make new friends whilst working together raising funds or delivering help for causes both international, or nationally or within our local community. Please see Our Club page for more information on Poynton and District Rotary Club.
Our largest charity fund raising event is the spectacular annual concert Party in the Park, featuring all kinds of music, to suit all tastes. This concert runs from the afternoon to late evening with a number of top quality bands on the platform.
The performance is held in the beautiful setting of Poynton Park, in front of a large audience of several thousand people.
This year we had the multi-award winning Gordon Hendricks who is acclaimed as one of the very best Elvis Presley tributes in the world.
John Wilkinson, Elvis' guitarist from 1968 to 1977 said "He has the looks of Elvis, He moves like Elvis and he sounds like Elvis – he has my vote any day."
To this day, Gordon continues to entertain people all over the World with his shows which keeps the memory of Elvis very much alive. He has received accolade after accolade for his performances and concerts – it’s as if Elvis himself is on that stage – maybe, just maybe he is Elvis.
For further information on the most recent Party In The Park, please go to the link - Tickets & Show
Our club's charitable works depend heavily on the income generated from ‘Party in the Park’ ticket sales, merchandising and sponsorship of this our main fundraising event, which is the culmination of 9 months of planning and preparation. We have many other fund raising events throughout the year, which also help to address the needs of very many local needs such as hospitals, hospices, charity groups, community groups and individuals who can clearly demonstrate a need. For photos and the video from our last event, please see the Gallery page.
We also help those in need in poorer third world countries, particularly following natural disasters, and we continue to generously support Disaster Aid UK & Ireland in humanitarian work around the world. As a club we also initiate and support projects to improve sanitation and access to clean water for remote communities in developing countries.
As well as raising funds for all kinds of needs, we do have social occasions, parties, guided walks, theatre trips and interesting after dinner guest speakers, documented in our Events diary.
Please take a look through the pages of our website to gain a good flavour of what Rotary and especially our local Rotary Club is all about.