The Rotary Club of Leicester

We are extremely grateful to Colin Derrick, who is current President of The Rotary Club of Leicester , who has chosen to support Charity Link during his year in office.

Colin and his follow Rotarians are organising a wide range of fundraising activities and events throughout 18/19 and will also be helping to highlight our work.

Colin says:

“Rotary and Charity Link have many shared values. At the heart of what we both do, is the desire to help others, to make a difference, and therefore, I am proud to support Charity Link in my Presidential year”.

Read:  The press release about the launch of The Rotary Club of Leicester’s president’s support of Charity Link 


Forthcoming events include:


Goodnight Mr Tom at The Little Theatre, Leicester – Friday 1st March 2019

Support Colin’s first fundraising event of 2019 for Charity Link by joining us to watch a production of Goodnight Mr Tom at The Little Theatre.

Starting at 7.30pm, there is also the opportunity to meet the cast after the show.

The play itself, set in Dorset during World War II,  tells the story of a young evacuee,William Beech, who forms a surprising friendship with old Tom Oakley. This is a story that celebrates the value of love, and proves that friendship knows no barriers…

Tickets are £15 and are available now from our online shop.  (You will receive a voucher to be exchanged for a ticket on the night).


Concert at the Unitarian Church Leicester (A night of music and mystery – The Elusive Mrs Austin) – Friday 29th March 2019.

You are invited to a night with a difference to hear the mysterious tale of ‘Leicester’s Greatest Show-woman’ – the elusive Mrs Austin!  Join us on Friday 29th March at 7pm at Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street to hear about the famous opera singer who was a huge star in the US – until disappearing into obscurity. ew knew what happened to her – until now!  Join Professor Patrick Boylan who will reveal all – with help from Nicky Bingham (Soprano) as Mrs Austin, who will be singing Arias from Mrs Austin’s repertoire by Handle, Mozart, Arne, Rossini, Bellini and Flotow. Tickets are £12 (including refreshments) also available now from our online shop. 



Pimms and Pate Party  – Saturday 8th June 2019

More details to follow soon!


Activity so far…

  • We had a fantastic time at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Knighton on Weds 12th December for a fundraising evening of Christmas music and carols with the Leicester Salvation Army Band. Thank you to the many people who supported this event.
  • Colin and the ‘Rotary Roamers’ took part in Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge (a 16 mile walk taking in Beacon Hill, Bardon Hill and Old John in Bradgate Park) in September to raise funds.
  • Colin has been busy spreading the word of Charity Link and why he is giving the charity his support by visiting other Rotary Clubs and other organisations to give presentations