Pangbourne Rotary News

Published: 21 March 2024

Pangbourne Rotary donates £3000 to people in need - What a Day!

In one day Pangbourne Rotary Club donated cheques of £1000 each to three deserving charities who help people in need.

  • CIRDIC (Churches in Reading Drop In Centre) Mal Sandham (Community Service Leader) and Brian Davies (President) met Mabel Boyd Gregory (Manager) and her volunteers, who provide meals and support to those in need. Our donation is a stepping stone in their Just Giving campaign to raise £52,000 to keep going in the next few months.
    Pictures: CIRDIC volunteersCIRDIC cheque
  • Launchpad Reading Launchpad is working to end Homelessness across Reading. They provide help and support for anyone who is, or is at risk of becoming homeless. Here Mal and Brian are pictured with Sian from Launchpad.
    Picture: Launchpad cheque
  • West Berkshire Homeless This amazing charity is run entirely by volunteers who provide help (accommodation and advice in negotiating the jungle of bureaucracy) for the homeless and those in need. Erica Gassor (Trustee and frontline befriender) -who is pictured here with Mal -explained they have 211 active clients and in January alone spent over £6,000 in support and accommodation.
    Picture: West Berkshire Homeless cheque

President Brian Davies said that "poverty" is one of his charity themes this year and it was wonderful to help such deserving charities as these.

If you are interested in helping others please consider joining Pangbourne Rotary Club (

Don't forget our next fund-raising event is the Pangbourne Art Exhibition from 19-21st April in Pangbourne Village Hall. Contact Clive Williams for details (01491 671631)/