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:

  • Each year as a Club we have a President's Charity and more recently:
    • in 2014/15 it was Bromley Mencap;
    • in 2015/16 it was The Whitechapel Mission;
    • in 2016/17 it was Crohn's and Colitis UK; and
    • in 2017/18 it is the Lily Trust.
  • Every Christmas time we help some of the lonely older folk in the local 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.
  • Internationally we support disasters through the Shelterbox scheme. For example, in Nepal after the terrible earthquakes we were able to buy four ShelterBoxes to provide shelter and essential equipment 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.
  • 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.
  • we also support the Bromley Youth Music Trust and Bromley Women's Aid.
  • In 2016 we held our first Charity Beer Festival and at the second event in 2017, we raised £10,300 split between St Christopher's Hospice and Hospice in the Weald.  This event has now become an Annual Event.