Club is involved in all aspects of community life

THE Rotary Club of Horsham is involved in all aspects of community life and their work with young people has particularly grown in popularity in recent years.

Schools take part in the national Rotary competitions targeted at challenging teenagers to take part in extra-curricular activities, including Young Chef, the public speaking competition Youth Speaks and Young Photographer.

There are plans to start Young Writer and Young Technologist competitions in the near future.

The club runs events in the town throughout the year, as well as taking part in events run by the district council and other partners.

Rotarian events include the Great Easter Bunny Hunt, Pancake races and specific activities for children with special needs.

This year their Annual Kids Out trip to Chessington World of Adventures is on June 13 and a special morning in Horsham Park will be held on June 15.

The Rotary Club of Horsham supports many International Charities and Projects.

It is one of the sponsors of the Friday Night Costa Project where young people are able to spend Friday evenings in Costa Coffee where youth workers are on hand to give any help and guidance.

The club raised £2,812 for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Victims as a result of a collection in Horsham on March 17 and 18.

Rotary International has its own Foundation which leads the global campaign to eradicate polio and this year the Horsham branch club is helping fund a new school in Romania.