Charity: Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club

Rugby Central nominates Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club as their charity partner for 2022/23.

Rugby Central Shopping Centre has nominated locally based Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club as their ‘Charity Partner for 2022/23’. We plan to work with club members and volunteers aiming to raise £6,000 to donate to worthy local causes determined by Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club.

How we are undertaking the campaign

Members of Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club will be visiting Rugby Central at regular intervals throughout the year, talking to the public and getting involved in fundraising initiatives. The shopping centre will host events such as preliminary heats of Rugby’s Got Talent, publicity pop ups for Rotary Centenary, festive walk-throughs, and hopes to involve tenants in the monthly Project R initiatives for local networking. Other challenges will be announced as the partnership progresses.

About Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club

Dunsmore Rotary CLub

Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club is one of three Rotary Clubs in the town, with 40+ members. The club believes in membership to suit local people rather than Rotary as a whole and focuses on creating an inclusive network of members who enjoy each other’s company, want to expand both their business and personal contacts, those who want to contribute something to the welfare of the community in which they live, and who enjoy being part of a diverse group liking to have fun!

Rotary International is a global network of 1.4million, with over 46,000 clubs with a shared responsibility to take action on the world’s most pertinent issues including promoting peace; fighting disease; supporting education; saving mothers and children; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; growing local economies; and protecting the environment. Rotary International is non-political and non-religious.

Key Projects

  • Rotary World Savers
    A climate change initiative based on an encyclopaedia of environmental actions, backed up by informative actions, that anyone can do to ‘save the world’. One new action is shared each week, providing advice on how we can all have a positive impact on the world in which we live.
    ✓ Rugby Central will cross-promote via their digital and social channels, but you can sign up for free on


  • Rugby's Got Talent
    Highlighting emerging and existing new talent, mainly in music, in Rugby. Following virtual applications, the campaign progresses to three semi-finals of 8 acts each, then 8 acts go into the finals in the summer every year. The winner receives a cash prize and the chance to headline at the Rugby town lights switch-on event and/or the Rugby Music Festival in August.
    ✓ The shopping centre will host one or more preliminary round in summer 2022. Think you've got what it takes? Then enter at


  • Project R
    Designed to support and nurture local businesses, focus on local charities, and showcase the talented performers of Rugby. It’s a forum to make new contacts, to find out what is going on locally and get involved. Supported by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
    ✓ Rugby Central will encourage their tenants to take part in/advantage of this local initiative


  • Fundraising / Event Hosting
    A wealth of opportunity spanning key events, including Rotary Centenary and Rugby’s Got Talent; regular features in music and business; and local charity partnerships/events.
    ✓ Involvement will vary but consist of acting as host, providing a platform for awareness-building, fundraising etc.

Future events

Our next event will take place on Saturday 28th May. Featuring two of the Ford Ka cars which completed the London to Lisbon Two Ball Rally in April. Meet the drivers and share their experiences. Between 11am and 12noon; 1pm and 2pm. Cars will be on display throughout the day.

More event details for 2022 to follow...

How to donate & get involved

  • Via the collection boxes in-centre and with retailers
  • At the fundraising promoters and events
  • Through JustGiving and our challenges (to follow shortly)
  • By contacting us - - or Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club –

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