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The Club was chartered in 1980, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Brentwood and The Rotary Club of Shenfield and Hutton. It started with 26 founder members, meeting on Monday evenings, initially at the Coffee Pot Restaurant and soon after, at the Post House Hotel in Brentwood.
The formation of the club was part of a trend in Rotary in the late 1970’s to establish evening clubs to cater for the changing nature of business, and for those who worked out of the area and could not attend meetings at lunch time.
The name of the club, Brentwood à Becket, is a reflection of Brentwood’s early history as a stopover for pilgrims as they journeyed between Canterbury and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Thomas à Becket was martyred in Canterbury and Brentwood now contains the ruins of a chapel dedicated to him and founded by one of the abbots of St. Osyths. (For more information on Thomas à Becket, click on this link. Thomas Becket )
The club membership stands at around 35, including some of the original founder members. This a lively, active and successful club with a growing membership. If you are interested to learn more about the club please contact us on email@example.com
The club meets at the Marygreen Manor Hotel in Brentwood, previously known as The Moat House Hotel.
Brentwood à Becket Rotary Club is a service organization, in common with Rotary Clubs worldwide. It supports many local organizations and charities either by raising funds or direct assistance from the members, their families and friends.
Our major fund raising event is the Brentwood Charity Half Marathon and Fun Run. This is a major event in the Brentwood calendar and is now in its 39th year, raising well over £2.5 million for charity. It normally takes place in March, and full details can be found by going to the dedicated web site at www.brentwoodhalf.org
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We hold a number of events in the District to raise funds for local, national and international good causes.
We organise local and area Rotary Youth Speaks competitions for local school pupils to develop their public speaking and debating skills.
School Special Awards
We present an award to all secondary schools in the area for a pupil who has succeeded despite adversity
Each year we spend a day in Brentwood High Street encouraging passers by to have their blood pressure measures by a medical professional, as part of a Rotary initiative to help provide early warning awareness of potential strokes.
Through our fund raising we contribute to the global Rotary initiative to eradicate Polio worldwide. This is in conjunction with the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation
Members are engaged in a number of Community Support endeavours, including an annual Christmas trip for members of a local care home to a meal in Southend and an annual trip to Colchester Zoo for children being looked after by the local charity, SNAP.
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From various fund raising events, the Rotary Club has limited funds that can be allocated to deserving causes.
Some money from our fund raising activities has been set aside expressly to assist hard-pressed local charities and community groups during the current Covid-19 crisis.
All applications must be made using our on-line form (link below) and should contain sufficient information for our Charity Committee to conduct a detailed review.
The Club meets on 2nd and 4th Mondays (except Bank Holidays) at the Marygreen Manor Hotel.
7.00pm for 7:30pm. Please contact us by e-mail or phone the hotel direct if you would like to attend.
Please note that at present Business meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month via Zoom conferencing at 6:30pm.