Each year, Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club arranges a Remembrance Service at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Harrogate which has taken place for the past nineteen years. The service is always held on the same date as the official Remembrance Day. The focus is upon military personnel, the majority of which died in action and were buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, most of them being Canadian, Australian and New Zealand airmen. There is 1017 military graves and it is one of the largest military cemeteries in the UK.
Our members of Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes The Catalysts's have "volunteered to be arrested and locked up in our jail, to raise money for Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group.
STOP PRESS: Event takes place February 2020, St Aidan's High School, Constance Green Hall, Harrogate
This annual event is built upon the Harrogate Brigantes club members' vision following a similar initiative from Rotary clubs in the Home Counties. The first Yorkshire event was held in Harrogate in 2002, when five schools and 11 teams competed. There are now 12 similar tournaments across Yorkshire whilst an estimated 4000 students take part across the country.
Children from Britain and Nepal come together to create and perform
The Big Idea
In Harrogate in March 2019 some 200 young musicians from Britain and Nepal performed the world première of a new musical work, “Monkey Boy”, which they will have largely composed themselves.
This innovative international youth initiative is intended to give those involved an unforgettable and, potentially, life-changing experience. With your help we can make it happen.
Our Annual Charity Golf Day
There have been nearly 20 Charity Golf Days promoted by Brigantes, 17 of which have been held at Oakdale Golf Club. There will be 24 teams from local businesses, private groups and other Rotary Clubs with four players in each team. The match is a Stableford off full handicap with a cut-off at 24 - the best two scores on each hole count. (Shotgun Start!)
AN IT, LITERACY AND ECONOMIC REGENERATION PROJECT
(Sponsored by Harrogate Brigantes RC in partnership with the Himalayan Ghurkhas RC, Kathmandu)
To raise literacy levels and reduce poverty in remote valley areas by investing in better education and complementary economic regeneration measures
KIDS IN THE LIMELIGHT
This was our 5th biennial concert featuring a massed choir of 250 pupils from the Harrogate district. They come together to sing in the prestigious Royal Hall and create a night of joyous and passionate singing; a memory which remains with them and their families forever.
Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club are currently celebrating the centenary of Rotary’s own charity, Rotary Foundation, which does amazing work around the world. In particular its Polio Plus campaign has ensured that over 2.5 billion children have been immunised and that the number of
The Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes has over the past 12 months raised over £3,000 on their behalf. The Club makes regular collections from our members for the Homeless Project on their behalf, of clothing and household items.
STATUS REPORT: 99% POLIO-FREE
Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn't over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as US$0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don't finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years.
The object of MiHiH is to provide quick help to those who have a special personal need and where a Charity can’t satisfy that for various reasons.
Through our 'Changing Young Lives in Nepal' project, our club and its members have spent time and made many close friends in the area affected by the earthquake and want to help as much as we can. Other local Rotarians have also been involved in this project or other initiatives there and want to do the same. Between us all we know a lot about the country and have a lot of contacts. We now all want to put this to good use to help Nepal in its time of need.