At a recent garden party hosted by Sylvia Muxworthy, member of the Rotary Club Of Dulwich and Peckham, documents were signed to merge the club with the Rotary Club of Crystal Palace and Norwood. The new club will be called the Rotary Club of Dulwich, Peckham and Crystal Palace.

Both clubs have been long established in the area, and the merging of the two clubs will create one dynamic club who, with the experience and expertise of both sets of members, will be able to serve their local community much better.

The new club has many exciting projects and events planned, including a Casino Night, a Race Night and a Quiz Night. The merging of the two clubs will also have benefit to the Interact Club of sixth formers at Virgo Fidelis school, which was previously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Crystal Palace and Norwood.

The new club will also be better placed to run the annual Kids Out Day, where disabled children are taken to Chessington World of Adventures, and the Senior Citizens Christmas Party. The garden party helped to raise funds for one of our community projects, which is raising £900 to purchase six tablet computers to enable people living with dementia to access services run by The Dulwich Helpline and Southwark Churches Care. We will also be helping at the Dulwich Festival next year.

International projects include fundraising for Shelterbox and the End Polio Now Campaign, and a joint fundraising project for End Polio Now is in the pipeline with the Interact Club of Virgo Fidelis School. The new club will also be involved with a charity called Marys Meals which provides school lunches for children in developing countries. We will be making up backpacks to be sent to children in these countries, containing essentials like toiletries and stationery.

Our new club will meet at the Old Alleynians Rugby Club on Dulwich Common, every Tuesday from 6.30pm. Although membership is by invitation only, guests are always welcome to come along and find out more about us, for further information contact the Club Secretary Samantha Woodlock at or on tel no. 07859 373205