Eccleshall Rotarians proud to support young people

Pictured by the Eccleshall Scout building extension are members of Cubs, Beavers and Scouts, together with Sylvia Keris, President of the Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia.

The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia is keen to make a difference to the lives of young people in Eccleshall and surrounding areas – through working with students at special needs school Walton Hall Academy, supporting entrants to RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Award courses) and Young Chef, and most recently by their financial support of the 1st Eccleshall Scout Group.

Eccleshall Rotary helped Scouts Harrison Milward and Jamie Coupland take up the opportunity to represent the district at the Scouts International Jamboree in Sweden, and have recently also contributed – together with other local organisations – towards the cost of building an extension on the Eccleshall Scouts HQ. Phase one of the extension plans will enable secure storage of equipment, and further works planned will give more space, including disabled facilities, to accommodate scouting activities for the young people in the expanding country town of Eccleshall.

Future fundraising events are being planned by the Scouts and local volunteers, including a quiz night, meals and a beer festival. The group is keen to recruit new members in Beavers, Scouts and Explorer age groups. For further information about Scouts please email Ed Beckett at

And if you would like to join Eccleshall Rotarians in their support of both international projects and local organisations and charities, including Youth groups, or even just to become a friend of Rotary and offer occasional help, you can visit the club website to see their activities.