To celebrate out tenth annual Festival  of Christmas Trees we have commissioned a brand new 12118958_624523217690053_819646581274818110_nChildren’s illustrated story book: A Bagful of Stars.
Written by professional children’s author Addy Farmer from Crowle and illustrated by award winning illustrator Bridget Strevens it is a wonderful story designed to encourage the love of books in pre-school children.

The book will receive its World Premiere launch at the Festival of Christmas Trees on Friday 5th December. For details of the book signing session by the author and illustrator please see the post below.

You can obtain your own copy of the book at the Festival or you can pre-order now by visiting Addy’s website.

All the proceeds form the book will go to charities supported by the Rotary Club of Scunthorpe including £1 from each copy sold going to Lindsey Lodge Hospice.


The Rotary District 1270 Games were held in Scunthorpe for the first time this year.

Local Rotary Clubs worked together to host over 400 competitors from across the District at The Pods, on Sunday 26th April.

To view photos from the day, visit our online photo gallery.

If you would like to know more please visit:-

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Thanks to everyone who came along to see the wonderful trees this year. We’ve uploaded the photos to our Flickr gallery for you to enjoy. See you next year!

People who visited or took part in our recent Christmas Crafts & Collectables Fair may like to know that the total net sum raised by the Rotary Club of Scunthorpe at that event (£1,200),  has been donated to a charity to assist with immediate relief efforts connected with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.


Phil 2Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has close associations with Shelterbox (see and has its own fund for aiding disaster relief: the RIBI Donation Trust.

Many members of the public have been extremely generous and feel that they would like to channel their donations through us because Rotary has a reputation for ensuring that relief funds and supplies get to where they are needed most urgently in the shortest possible timescale.

The Rotary organisation has a network of club members across the world who can facilitate the channeling of  supplies in to the proper deserving areas with no risk of siphoning off into corrupt hands.

If you would like to make a donation please send a cheque payable to “RIBI Donation Trust” to The Rotary Club of Scunthorpe, c/o 8 Townhill Drive, Broughton, Brigg. DN20 0HF.


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On  a very wet Friday 1st October 17 local schools helped the Rotary Club of Scuthorpe plant 5000 crocus bulbs. The planting was part of the “Thanks for Life” project which aims to raise funds to assist Rotary International’s avowed intent to “End Polio Now”!

It is hoped that the purple crocuses will be in bloom by Rotary Day 2011 – February 23rd – when Rotarians across the UK and Ireland will be collecting  money in various ways to help conquer polio in the last remaining areas of the world where it is still a problem; particularly for children – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Every £1 raised in this campaign will pay for 5 doses of the special vaccine that will protect these children against polio forever.

The significance of the puple colour of the crocus flowers relates to the colour of ink dabbed on a child’s little finger when he or she has received the vaccine: “Purple Pinkie Power”!

Rotary International has been fighting to eradicate polio across the world since 1985.

The local children who have been helping to plant the bulbs will be able to say “I helped to rid the world of polio”. Schools involved included: Berkeley Infants, Bottesford Infants, Broughton Infants, Bushfield Road Infants, Enderby Road Infants, Frodingham Infants, Grange Lane Infants, Riddings Infants, Broughton Juniors, Bottesford Juniors, St Hughes, Westcliffe Primary, Riddings Juniors, Holme Valley Primary, Lincoln Gardens Primary, Parkwood Primary, St Augustine Webster RC Primary. In addition 3 other groups helped by planting bulbs – Lincolnshire House, Great Oaks and Yaddlethorpe Methodist Church.

Students at Broughton Junior School prepare to plant crocus bulbs outside the classroom windows.