About Us

We are a group of men and women of all ages and backgrounds who meet on a regular basis to enjoy the company of good friends, share a meal and use our energies, humour and professional skills to make a real difference to the lives of others. These projects can be in the local community or for a wider national or international cause.
Our weekly meeting is held on Monday evening at Louth Golf Club and is relaxed and friendly, making all our guests feel welcome and at ease.

Our experience and skills in community work and volunteering place us in an ideal position to work with organisations such as local businesses, charities, schools, hospitals and environmental groups to support a large variety of good causes. These range from helping local disabled youngsters to attend the region's Disabled Sports Tournament, advising school pupils with their work interview skills, arranging transport for elderly to have a Christmas lunch and of course raising money to support our local charities and good causes. The Christmas Tree Collection Scheme is a good example of this.

Louth and Area Christmas Tree Collection

The Louth and Area Christmas Tree Collection Scheme was instigated by John Barker MBE, one of our long serving members. He saw the success of the East Cheshire Hospice Scheme and it was thought a similar collection could be achieved in Louth.

2012 was the first Louth Collection and it has steadily grown from a small start. Typically around 150 trees are collected each year raising several hundreds of pounds to donate to charity whilst at the same time providing a service and disposing of the trees in an environmentally sound manner.

In 2014, things were done a little differently. Our President at this time, Rtn Andrew Leonard, came up with the radical idea of using the trees to support the eroded banks of the River Ludd as it flows through our local beauty spot, Hubbard's Hills. The trees were duly collected and taken to the park. In the Spring and Summer of 2014 re-inforcement work was completed using the Christmas Trees from the town of Louth and its villages. The trees have subsequently provided a safe and natural habitat for wildlife along the banks of the river. Super result!

Our regional Rotary organisation, District 1270, found out about this great environmental project and presented the Louth Club with the Rotary District Environmental Award.

The 2014 Christmas Tree collection scheme also helped Louth in Bloom achieve Silver-Gilt in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition.

In 2016 our trees were used to stabilise the sandunes near Mablethorpe and in 2017 they were once again employed to re-inforce the Hubbard's Hills river banks.

We are looking to make this year a record breaking event and we want to top the 250 figure of trees collected. We can only do this with your help.

So, please, don't take your tree to skip...let us dispose of it instead for a minimum £6.00 donation. A small act like this will make a huge difference to the charities we support.

Go on - book your Christmas Tree with us today.

Rotarians proudly showing off their Environmental Award

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