Our club were delighted to be able to visit the RNLI lifeboat station in Falmouth. Not only that, we got to alight the boat and get a real feel for what it could be like to be part of the crew.
All of them are volunteers, most of whom are living within a ten-minute radius of the station. Responding quickly to any call out, and leaving office desks, classrooms or whatever walk of life they come from, this motley crew of dedicated and brave men and women assemble, ready to be assigned a task. Even if they don't go out on a shout, they will form a back-up support crew.
In 2021, the Falmouth lifeboat responded to over 100 calls, which included life-saving efforts as well towing in yachts that had found themselves in difficulty. Surrounded by sea, it is essential that Cornwall maintains this service, yet we were surprised to hear that every aspect of this mission to save lives at sea, is funded solely by public donations.
Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
Falmouth Week Collections We collected on behalf of the RNLI at the Red Arrows event in Falmouth in August 2022, during Falmouth Week. Luckily it wasn't as soggy as the previous year!
The Mayor's Charity Day
Delayed from the normal Christmas event, we were delighted to be invited, as one of the Mayors chosen Charities, to present our work on Lemon Quay on 14th May!
SUEZ Have you ever wondered what happens to your household rubbish? Members of Truro Rotary Evolution visited the state of the art trip to Suez depot at St Dennis. a fascinating and informative tour that explains the cycle from start to finish with minimal emissions and clean air emitted from the two giant stacks once the process is over. A useful event to support the work of our club's Green team.
The female members of the club enjoyed three sessions on the topic of Colour and Style, raising funds to support three toilets for the "Toilet Twinning" charity
Step out in Style
Truro Day - Boscawen Park
Saturday 8th September 2019 Celebrating our beautiful City of Truro and promoting "Toilet Twinning". Our Rotary Evolution Club had a stand with some old -fashioned games. We were inviting people to find out about charities we support.
Downtown Abbey - Gala Event
Sunday 15th September 2019 In aid of Parkinson's UK Dressed appropriately, we attended a fabulous Charity Gala Reception with a screening of Downton Abbey, the full length film. Featuring the original principle cast from the acclaimed television series, we enjoyed the cinematic event of the year. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country home. A perfect way to fundraise for a great cause!
Dragon Boat Racing
Saturday August 18th 2019 In aid of Shelterbox and Cornwall Air Ambulance We enjoyed a fantastic time racing against gig rowers and other punters like ourselves! We ended up finishing half way through the line-up. Pretty good for our first efforts. If you want to join Team Evolution and take part in future events then we would love to hear from you!
Moonlight Memory Walk
30th March 2019 In aid of Children's Hospice South West. This has become a popular event for our Rotary members to take part in and we are always happy to raise funds for this cause,
WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU SOON. Its a good idea to let us know if you are coming to a meeting ... we will make sure there is enough cake. We meet on the 1st Saturday of each month at 10.00am at The Victoria Inn, Threemilestone.