Thursday, 21 December 2017

Santa is visiting Old Fallings

Our Santa Sleigh will be visiting the children of Old Fallings in Wolverhampton this evening on the last of our Sleigh runs for this year.

The Sleigh route will be Showell Circus, Annan Avenue, Dickinson Avenue, Old Fallings Crescent, Fourth Avenue, Humphreys Road, Hawksford Crescent, Fifth Avenue, Goodyear Avenue, Thorne Avenue, Showell Circus.

It's free to visit Santa Claus but we would be grateful for your support for our collection helping the work of Compton Hospice and other local Rotary Charities.

Please share with anyone that you know in the area.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Santa is visiting the Scotlands

Our Santa Sleigh is visiting the Scotlands in Wolverhampton this evening.

The Sleigh will visit Tennyson Road, Keats Road, Masefield Road, Tennyson Road, Ruskin Road, Carlisle Road, Pope Road and Westcroft Avenue.

This is the route for our Santa Sleigh visit to the Scotlands this evening.

We'll be posting a link to the live Santa Sleigh Tracker at around 4.45pm so that you can follow the Sleigh around the route.

Please share with friends and family in the area

Monday, 18 December 2017

Santa is visiting Low Hill

Our Santa Sleigh will be visiting the children of Low Hill in Wolverhampton on Tuesday 19th December.

The Sleigh will visit Leacroft Avenue, Whitgreave Avenue, Neve Avenue, Perry Avenue, Neve Avenue, Leacroft Avenue, Hill Crest Avenue, Low Hill Crescent, Walker Avenue, Wingfoot Avenue, Goodyear Avenue, Thorne Avenue and Showell Circus.

Please share with anyone that you know in the area

Sunday, 17 December 2017

You'll find Rudolph in the Pub

There's a change to the start point for tonight's Santa Sleigh visit to Claregate by the Rotary Club of Tettenhall Santa Sleigh.

In order that Santa can make his visit to the Hail to the Ale Micropub (which closes at 5.00pm this evening) the Sleigh route will now start from there at 4.45pm. The Sleigh will then follow the full Claregate route and finish back to the Hail to the Ale.

We'll be posting a link to our Sleigh Tracker so that you know where to find Santa on the route (if we can get Rudolph out of the pub)

Santa is visiting Claregate

Our Sleigh will be visiting the children in Claregate this evening with Wolverhampton Santa Claus.

Santa's Sleigh route will be Aldersley Avenue, Pendeford Avenue, Claregate Island, Blackburn Avenue, Burland Avenue, Lynton Avenue, Blackburn Avenue, Derby Avenue, Crossland Crescent, Aldersley Road, Green Lane.

A link to the Santa Sleigh tracker will be posted on this site at around 4.45 so that you can follow Santa and his Sleigh around the route.

Please share with anyone that you know in the area.

Santa is visiting Tettenhall Wood

Get ready Tettenhall Wood - Tettenhall Round Table's Santa Sleigh is coming to town this evening.

The sleigh will start from Penk Rise at 4.30 visiting Kingsley Avenue, Woodend Place, Rising Brook, Woodhouse Road, Regina Crescent, Kinfare Drive, Oak Green, Woodhouse Road, The Crescent, School Road, Longlake Avenue and Mill Lane during the evening.

Please share with friends and family in the area

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Santa is visiting Bushbury

Our Santa Sleigh will be visiting the children in Bushbury in Wolverhampton this evening.

The Sleigh route will be starting from the old Staffordshire Volunteer Pub site and visit Rushall Road, School Lane, Fairfax Road, Northwood Park Road, Ireton Road, Carisbrook Road, Cromwell Road, Northwood Park, Egerton Road, Lauderdale Road, Hamilton Gardens, Egerton Road, Pendrill Road, Wentworth Road, over Grifford Road, Hellier Road, Staffordshire Volunteer Pub.

We'll be posting a link to our Santa Sleigh Tracker at around 4.45pm - follow the link and you can follow Santa around his route.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Santa is visiting Fordhouses

Our Santa Sleigh will be visiting Fordhouses in Wolverhampton this evening with Wolverhampton Santa Claus.

This is the route that the Sleigh will follow but as its going to be a wet night our Santa Tracker will let you know where the Sleigh is. Check back on this page at 4.45pm for the link to the tracker.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Santa will be a little late this year

The bad weather in and around Wolverhampton has meant that we have had to postpone a number of our Sleigh visits.

We weren't able to tour the neighbourhoods of Claregate last Saturday, 9 December or Low Hill on Sunday 10 December and the risk of ice on pavements means that we have also taken the decision to postpone Santa’s tour of the Scotlands on Monday 11th December and Fallings Park on Tuesday 12 December.

So that the children in these areas do not miss this magical seasonal experience, alternative dates have been arranged:

Claregate, Aldersley, Blakeley Green postponed until Sunday 17 Dec.
Low Hill postponed until Tuesday 19 December
The Scotlands postponed until Wednesday 20 December
Old Fallings postponed until Thursday 21 December

Fordhouses is scheduled for Wednesday 13th December:
Bushbury is scheduled for Thursday 14th December

You can find full details of the Sleigh routes and those of many other local voluntary organisations at and we'll be posting details of any further cancellations on that page and on the twitter account @WolvesSanta

Children can also visit Santa at the following supermarkets:

Tuesday 12 December: Coop at Codsall - 10.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 15 December: ASDA Molineux – 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday 16th December: Morrisons at Pendeford 9.00am – 7.00pm
Tuesday 19th December: Codsall COOP 10.00 am –4.00pm
Wednesay 20th December: Morrisons at Pendeford 9.00am – 7.00 pm
Thursday 21st December: ASDA Molineux   9.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 22nd. December: Morrisons at Pendeford – 9.00am – 7.00 pm
Saturday 23rd December: ASDA Molineux  9..00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 24th December: Coop Codsall 10.00am – 2.00pm

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Rotary Fellowship

Rotary is a great opportunity to catch up with good friends and to meet new ones and our regular fellowship events are a way of building those bonds.

We devote the whole of August to fellowship activities so in place of our regular meeting this week you'll find us at Wombourne Bowls Club​ on Wednesday evening from 6.30 competing in the Club's annual Bowls tournament.


Fellowship was a primary reason Rotary started in 1905, and it remains a major attraction. Today, with more than 31,000 Rotary clubs in some 165 countries, Rotarians have friends wherever they go. Rotary helps to build a sense of community as well as enduring individual friendships.

There are many reasons to join Rotary and for many of us the friendships we form are just as important as the changes we are helping to make in our communities and in the world.

You can find out more about Rotary and how you can join us or volunteer in our projects here -

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Making a Difference - Dictionaries 4 Life

One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy. This holds them back at every stage of their life. As a child they won't be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and on becoming a parent they won't be able to support their child's learning.

The promotion of literacy is a special focus for the Rotary movement and as part of our commitment President Roger and other members of the Club have been making end of term visits to a number of local schools to present Year 6 graduating classes with Rotary Dictionaries 4 Life to support their future learning.

By using dictionaries efficiently children can explore spellings, meanings and derivations helping them to develop autonomy and confidence — one of the core goals of education.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Wolverhampton Youth Orchestras Summer Tour

We had a great evenings entertainment from the Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra and the Wolverhampton Youth Wind Orchestra at their pre-tour concert on Thursday. The works were wonderfully performed by a group of very talented young musicians on an evening which gives the City an opportunity to recognise their achievements.

This annual event has been supported by the Rotary clubs of Wolverhampton for many years and helps to provide financial support for the Orchestras summer tour which this year will see them visit Spain. During the evening Presidents of the supporting Clubs, including our own President Roger, presented the young musicians with certificates and diplomas recognising their achievements.

This years Concert was extra special as it's was the last pre-tour Concert for Conductor Keith Sedgebeer who has held the baton for the Youth Orchestra for the last 35 years during which time he has helped to build its profile both nationally and internationally as well as making such a positive difference to the lives of thousands of the young people in the City who have been involved with the Wolverhampton Music Service.

Bravo Mr Sedgebeer.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Rotary: Making a Difference

It was great to spend this evening in the company of our District Governor Carol Reilly who was making her official visit to the Club.

During their year of office Rotary District Governors make an official visit to each of the Clubs in their area to share news of developments within Rotary and to present the theme of the Rotary International President - this year Australian Rotarian Ian H S Riseley.

This years theme is 'Rotary:Making a Difference' recognising the many ways in which thousands of Rotarians around the world are working together to do good and challenging Clubs to sustain that work into the future.

We're looking forward to working with Carol and her team in the coming year to continue Making a Difference

Monday, 24 April 2017

In memory of David Cave

We are saddened to announce the death of founder member David Cave on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at the age of 77. Last year he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease but he carried on working and attending Rotary until last Christmas. The courage with which he faced this terrible disease was an inspiration to us all. His funeral was held on Thursday 13 April followed by a memorial service at St. Chads church Pattingham, attended by 270 friends, family, Rotarians and members of Inner Wheel.

David Cave (right) receiving the Malcolm Bason award in 2012
He was an industrial and commercial photographer specialising in industrial and architectural photography including documenting the glass industry in Brierley Hill. He travelled the world for companies such as British steel/Corus/Tata, Hotpoint, Cannon and Creda. His photographs recording life in the West Midlands frequently featured in the Express and Star and other local and national publications. He was the official photographer for the visit of Princess Diana to Royal Brierley Crystal works.

David’s photographs at virtually every important event in the History of Tettenhall Rotary Club and for District 1210 are a tangible, lasting testament to the enormous contribution he made to the life of Rotary ever since he joined as a founder member in 1981.  Rarely in the limelight himself, he was always on hand to capture the moment for those who were. For many years he photographed Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra for its annual pre tour concert brochure and numerous GSE teams and other District 1210 events. His commitment to the Rotary Foundation was significant. In 2001 he was so moved by a presentation about the charity Sense International which helps children in India who are both blind and deaf that he undertook a Himalayan trek and raised over £4600. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship in 2001 and Sapphire award in 2013.
His kindness, compassion, generosity, loyalty, sense of humour, sound judgement, steadfast morality and strong sense of right and wrong were very special. His life epitomised the Rotary 4 way test and its motto ‘service above self’. Add to those the courage with which he faced the last year of his life, we have lost an exceptional Rotarian.  Our thoughts and prayers are with wife, Lynne, their daughters Elizabeth and Kathryn, brother Malcolm and sister Anne.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Rachael's Day

Members of the Club were out this weekend supporting local charity POWER PLEAS​ at the annual 'Rachael's Day' Molineux bucket collection.

Keith Berry of Power Pleas
This was the Clubs 23rd pre-match collection at Molineux and during that time the collections - originally the brainchild of Rachael Heyhoe-Flint - have raised over £50,000 in support of local good causes.

Saturdays collection saw generous Wolverhampton Wanderers FC​ fans donate £2,372.00 to help purchase wheelchairs and mobility aids for  local youngsters with mobility disorders.