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Brixham College Greenpower Challenge 2024

Rotary Brixham are proudly sponsoring Brixham College in the electric powered vehicle Greenpower Challenge 2024. As a part of this support the college were featured at the Rotary SW District Festival of Youth, held at Tavistock College on Saturday 2nd March.

Brixham College Project lead Harriett Perring and Project Logistics manager Preston Rotarian Stephen Laytham explain the project details to Rotary SW Assistant Governor Gordon Peacock. One of the College team, driver Matilda demonstrates the vehicle controls.

Brixham College Greenpower challenge driver Matilda Perring demonstrates the vehicle at the Rotary 2024 Festival of Youth in Tavistock College.

Rotary Brixham are proud to support and sponsor Brixham College students who are determined to build and race electric car. Students from Brixham College are calling on their community for additional support to design and build this electric car for a competition in Spring and Summer 2024.
The colleges new Science Technology Economics and Maths (STEM) Club led by Harriet Perring comprises of enthusiastic and dedicated pupils aged 12-15 who are driven to participate in this year’s Greenpower Challenge.

Here is a link to the Rotary Brixham media coverage of the presentation delivered by Harriet to the Rotary Festival of Youth on 2nd March held at Tavistock College:

Greenpower Challenge Video Link

Greenpower Education Trust, who oversee and deliver the nationwide challenge, are a UK- based charity which gets young people enthusiastic about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car.
For the Brixham College pupils to make their participation in the Greenpower Challenge a reality, they need some financial support, which is where the community support can make a significant difference.
They are raising money to support the costs associated with building the car, safety equipment and other related expenses. If you feel you could help, or know of somebody who is able to support the team on their mission, however big or small, please visit their Crowdfunding page here:

Crowdfunding Donation Link

Optionally you can find the Brixham College easyfundraising page at:

Brixham College Easy Fundraising Page
Across the UK, over 700 teams across more than 35 regional events will participate in the Greenpower Challenge.
There will be more than 10,000 students taking part, from primary school age through to university, so it would be a joy to have Brixham College’s name on the track. Brixham College plan to take their team to three South West qualifying events during the Spring and Summer 2024, RAF Chivenor near Barnstaple on 26 th May, Castle Coombe near Chippenham on 6 th June and RAF Culdrose near Helston Cornwall on 26th June. The aim is to qualify for the National finals event at Goodwood in August.

End Polio Now

Rotary Brixham planted crocus along with Pride in Brixham and Friends of St Mary’s Park in public gardens locations in Brixham.

They are flowering the first blooms attached are some images.

End Polio Now. Join us in Fore Street Brixham. Saturday 21st October. Find out how you can make a difference. Christian Community Centre, Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8DS. Coffee Morning – 10am till 1pm entertained by the multi-talented musicians from MusicAtTheEdge.


You will be pleased to know that Santa has begun his preparations to visit Brixham in December on his pre-christmas tour.

He will be around the streets on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December and in Fore Street on Saturday 16th and around more streets on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th.

BrixhAM Steam Rally

Rotary Brixham were at the Brixham Steam Rally. Thank you to everyone that donated to our fundraising for local and International Rotary Charities Shelterbox and End Polio Now at our tent at the Brixham Steam Fair on the weekend of 4th, 5th and 6th August and on the Brixham Harbourside at the Rotary Brixham Fayre on 15th August

Summer Fayre – Old Fish Market – BrixhAM

On the 15th August 2023, The Rotary Club of Brixham held their Summer Town Fayre at the Old Fish Market on the quay in Brixham.

Numerous stalls were there selling, Jigsaws, Toys and other items as well as a Tombola, Bric a Brac and a Wheel of Fortune.

Brixham Rotary President, Adrian Laurie, said “I would like to thank our members and other supporters who worked so hard on the day the weather was very kind to us resulting in a heavy footfall and a large amount being raised for local charities.” He continued, “I would also especially like to thank David Sharpe for organising this fantastic day and even ensuring that a collecting tin for the Rotary Polio Plus campaign was available to visitors to the Fayre that wanted to contribute to this Rotary International initiative.”


On the 27th June 2023, The Rotary Club of Brixham conducted its Presidential Handover event. The handover took place at a dinner held at the Paignton Club, with Rotary Members their partners and representatives of other clubs in Torbay, to formally say thank you and farewell to Chris Bryson for all his hard work during the year and to welcome back Adrian Laurie into the role of President for 2023/24.

Former Brixham Rotary President, Chris Bryson, said “It has been an enjoyable year, as President of the Club we have successfully continued to support the Brixham community with all the club’s efforts to raise funds for good causes in the town, as well as sending three generators and other humanitarian aid to Ukraine and raising funds for the Turkey and Syria Earthquake appeal.” He continued, “I know Adrian having being a previous President will continue with our Rotary aims of “Service before self” and he will continue to ensure the Club gives its support to the many Brixham organisations we help.”

President, Adrian Laurie, said “Chris Bryson as former President has shown his commitment to the Rotary Club and to the Brixham community. I will ensure that our club will continue to be there for Brixham and hope that many more members of the town will consider joining our club in order to assist the Rotary Club of Brixham in its commitment in supporting those in need.”

Brixham Rotary Christmas Fayre

Scala Hall, Brixham – Saturday 10th December – 10am until 3pm.

We are now offering tables, strictly on a first come first served basis, for this year’s annual Christmas Fayre at the Scala Hall.

Tables 6ft x 2ft 6” – Charges: Charity £5 per table – Trade £15 per table.

To reserve tables please contact: David Sharpe, Mobile: 07977 077873, Email:

Details required: Name of Organisation, contact name, e-mail and telephone, trade or charity, no of tables.

Keep an eye on our Brixham Rotary Facebook site for information on the daily routes.

Rotary Charity Concert – Songs of the sea

We are proud to present to you courtesy of donations and support from 8 local businesses a free program for this concert to wet your appetite for what will be a celebration of “Songs of the Sea”.

Brixham Theatre Saturday the 15th October. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment at

Brixham Rotary Club are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

She has been an inspiration and example to us all and will be deeply missed.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

God save the King.

Please visit our new Events page showing what we are up to


The Rotary Club of Brixham have continued their history as supporters of the Admiral Swimming Club by presenting a cheque representing a matched grant from the Rotary Foundation to Mike Seffert of the club to help with replacing the lighting in the pool to something more environmentally friendly.

Rotary Brixham President, Chris Bryson, said “Our club is delighted to help out the swimming club in this manner and the additional support from Rotary Foundation has helped greatly in subsidising the total cost of the replacement lighting.”

He continued, “Brixham Rotary has been involved with the club since its founding days in the 1950s and we will continue to support the swimming club when we can.”

Mike Seffert said “The Admiral Swimming Club is extremely grateful for the donation towards the replacement of a more efficient lighting system, as a charity we have a finite income and with energy bills due to rise by a substantial amount from April it is important that we reduce our energy consumption and a more efficient LED light system will go a long way to do this.”

He continued, “Our Club is well used in the community with a full age range from mothers and babies to senior citizens, being a town with such a close association to the sea the ability to swim is so important and we will continue to support the community in this way.”

If any reader would like to make a donation to the Swimming Club they should in the first instance email the Club at

stand with ukraine – Saturday 23rd April

Brixham Rotary are proud to sponsor Stand With Ukraine. A Ukraine Benefit Concert hosted by Brixham Theatre on Saturday 23rd April where the fabulous Darkside of Pink Floyd tribute band will entertain to raise funds for Ukraine Humanitarian relief. For tickets please click on the link below.


Brixham Rotary welcomes a new President. Chris Bryson takes over the Presidency from Roy Tuttle.

We thank Roy for his enthusiasm and fundraising skills that have left in place an exciting Christmas Charity season. Rotary Christmas Fayre on the 11th of December and the Rotary Santa Sleigh tour on the 15th to the 21st of December.


A big thankyou to Brixham Town Council and the Lengthmens team for planting crocuses outside the Brixham Rugby Club as part of the end Polio Now awareness scheme. And a further thanks to the charities, organisations and individuals in Brixham who purchased crocus bulbs for assisting Brixham Rotary in this initiative. Look out for the crocuses and the signs as they bloom in the spring.


Thanks to everyone that supported our charity fundraising tombola and bric-a-brac sales at the Brixham Town Hall on Saturday the 23rd of October 2021.

The Rotary Brixham fundraising stand was based at the Brixham Town Hall – 135th Birthday Celebrations in the Scala Hall.

If you are still feeling “Unfulfilled” why not come along to Rotary and help us raise funds for local charitable causes whilst socialising with a group of like minded charity fundraisers.

Our next event is a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 11th of December in the Scala Hall. Open to everyone, book your table now. Charities £5, Trade £15. See our Events Page listing for details.


Thanks to everyone that came along and supported our Charity fundraising at the Totnes raft race.

On the 10th October 2021, The Rotary Club of Totnes held their very successful Raft Race from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Brixham Rotarians turned out in force along with Rotarians from Torquay and Paignton to assist as Marshalls and helpers on the day.

Brixham President, Roy Tuttle, said “The Rotary family is extensive and this major event organised by the Rotary Club of Totnes needed the support of other clubs as it is such a major event with so many rafts and participants. The combined efforts of Rotarians and the support of medical teams, divers, canoeists and Dartmoor rescue proved to make it one of the best raft races in the decades over which the event has been held. We were only too happy to help.”


The Rotary Club of Brixhams new President Roy Tuttle at last is able to take the chair at the Presidential handover event.

On the 3rd August 2021, The Rotary Club of Brixham at long last was able to conduct its Presidential Handover event postponed from early June. It took the form of its usual formal dinner at Brixham Cricket Club, similar to last year with Rotary Members their partners and representatives of other clubs in Torbay, to formally say thank you and farewell to Adrian Laurie for all his hard work during the year and to welcome Roy Tuttle into the role of President for 2021/22.

Former Brixham Rotary President, Adrian Laurie, said “It has been an honour and a privilege to have spent the last year, with at times its enormous challenges, as President of the Club and through out the Pandemic we have successfully continued to support the Brixham community with all the club’s efforts to raise in excess of £7,000 for good causes in the town.” He continued, “I hope Roy will find that now being out of lockdown restrictions, will enable him to make the most of his new position and I know he will continue with its Rotary aims of “Service before self” and he will continue to ensure the Club gives its support to the many Brixham organisations we help.”

President, Roy Tuttle, said “Adrian will be a tough act to follow his commitment to the Rotary Club has been enormous in the past very difficult year and I hope to build on those foundations to ensure the Brixham community know that our club will continue to be there for them and hope that many more members of the town will consider joining our club in order to assist the Rotary Club of Brixham in its commitment in supporting the community.”

During the Handover ceremony the Club was able to Present 5 Paul Harris Fellowship awards to its members 3 current and one posthumous and one to a non-Rotarian. Linda Konopinski for all her efforts during lockdown to fund raise through eBay, Andrew Kilner for his efforts in ensuring the Santa float was COVID secure and fit for purpose so the Children of Brixham were able to see Santa last Christmas. David Sharpe also received his third award for fund raising on behalf of the club. A posthumous award was awarded to Andrew Millar who sadly died earlier this year and had been a driving force behind all the initiatives of the club and will be sorely missed by all members. Finally, non-Rotarian Ian Tuttle was presented with his Paul Harris award for all his hard work in the production of the new Brixham Rotary website which enables all the community to see what Rotary does for Brixham.


Race for life. Raising money for Cancer research.

Brixham College Interact Club are proud to be hosting this years race for life which will be held during the school day on the 6th and 7th of July 2021.

Anyone can help to beat cancer. Will you?

Join Brixham College in supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and help raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. 

Cancer can affect anyone at any stage of their life, but with your support Cancer research UK can continue their pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Brixham College students and staff will be taking part in a socially distanced event run by the College Interact Club, raising money to support this worthwhile cause. This year, instead of asking for sponsorship we are encouraging donations to be made via JustGiving. All donations go immediately and directly to Cancer Research UK. Any donation that you can make will be gratefully received.


A call for donations to assist local Primary Schools.

Brixham Rotary clubs latest fundraising initiative is a call for donations to assist local primary schools with their Home Schooling tasks.

A question to local teachers resulted in the following response “Rotary could support with the provision of physical resources for teachers to have at home to do their online classes, where they teach to camera and so need a “classroom” at home! Items such as triangular white boards and whiteboard pens and flipcharts with flipchart paper/pens would be really welcome as we obviously do not have enough of these in school for each teacher to have them at home AND in their classroom for when they are in school.

Please donate directly using this link or the form provided below:


Brixham Rotary have provided Brixham College funds for the purchase of banners advertising the burgees that are given to students as recognition of 12 skills they have learnt during the Covid 19 lockdown that will help students in their employability on leaving college.

Brixham College Burgee’s awards scheme:

The Brixham College Burgee awards scheme was launched at the start of September 2020. It consists of 60 skills, experiences, and knowledge definitions, that are agreed as enhancements to a student’s Cultural Capital.

Increasing a student’s cultural capital ensures that in addition to their academic subjects, they increase their ability to become confident in new situations, cope and be resilient when dealing with challenges, and are better armed with the skills that will allow them to journey through life confident bearing the ‘edge’ to succeed.

The 60 skills, experiences, and knowledge definitions are divided up into 12 levels suitable for each year group, and age of the students.

Aim of the Burgee scheme during lockdown:

In order to boost students moral, and re-engagement the college has initiated the Burgee scheme, which offers all students the opportunity to highlight and evidence any of the 12 skills, opportunities, experiences etc that they have completed during the period of absence from the usual college curriculum during lockdown. On presentation of evidence students are presented with a “Limited Edition” Brixham Lockdown Burgee.

Funding aim:

Rotary plans to fund 2 Large Flag size Burgee’s that will be flown on the college sites as a reminder of what challenges are set in gaining the Limited-Edition Burgee, in addition Rotary plan to fund the smaller personal size flag/burgees that are presented to those students that can evidence and achieve this limited-edition acknowledgement of their hard work towards the Burgee scheme to date. It is proposed that the sponsored by Rotary emblem be incorporated within the Burgee flags.