About the Rotary Club of Langley Park (RCLP)

Who Do We Support?

Like all Rotary Clubs one of our reasons for being is to support local, national and international charities.  We do this in two ways - practical help and financial help - and sometimes both.

For example:

  • in 2014/15 our President's Charity was Bromley Mencap, for which we ran several events including a very successful dinner and raised £4,000; and in 2015/16 the President's charity was The Whitechapel Mission
  • around Christmas time we help some of the lonely older folk in the area by contributing food parcels and on Christmas Day itself helping with a Christmas Lunch and entertainment in the hall of the United Reform Church in central Bromley, and each Christmas Eve, we start the help we give by decorating the hall and setting out and laying the lunch tables.
  • whilst internationally and following the appeal for Nepal after the terrible earthquakes we were able to buy four ShelterBoxes to provide shelter for survivors.
  • we make annual contributions of £500 each to Polio Eradication (a specific worldwide Rotary project) and the Rotary Foundation, which is the official worldwide charity fund for Rotary.
  • when the 25th St. Christopher’s Hospice Fun Walk (an event we started) was run a couple of years ago, it attracted 3,000 walkers who were sponsored to the tune of £200,000 taking the total raised by the event since it was started by RCLP (then) to over £2,000,000
  • each year we also support ​Whitechapel Mission with clothes and money
  • twice a year we have an Antiques and Collectors Fair, the proceeds of which are split between Deaf Access and other Rotary Charities.
  • whilst in 2015 we raised over £2,000 for Bromley Women’s Aid by running a very entertaining 50/60s music night and ​Demelza House was presented with a cheque for £1,000, part of the proceeds from our Christmas sleigh collection outside Tesco's Store at Elmers End.
  • other local charities supported include Bromley Sparks, Deaf Access and The Multiple Sclerosis Society.  

For local young people we regularly run a photographic competition with prizes provided by one of our members, a professional photographer.