Rotary Club of Salcombe

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2017 Fireworks Picnic

Our headline acts return for another year – David “Fitz” Fitzgerald off the telly will be overseeing the auction and Liz Turner is providing not only all of the food but also one of the auction prizes! Steve Mammat from Actionwest will of course be making his very special Pimms for everyone on arrival and there will be the usual Jazz to accompany the Pimms! As of 25/7/2017 we still have just a few tickets left at £35 each- please send us a message on Salcombe Rotary Facebook page or email John at

The auction prizes include:

  1. Voucher from Liz and Tim at the Victoria
  2. Voucher from Liz Turner for chef services at a dinner party at home in the South Hams for up to 10 (Less ingredients)
  3. F1 Memorabilia IMG_5438
  4. F1 Memorabilia IMG_5437
  5. F1 Memorabilia IMG_5434
  6. Crab painting on wood from Gallery worth £24020170731_142613729_iOS
  7. Dinner for 6 at The Church House Inn Rattery with a Magnum of Champagne
  8. Spa Day for 2 at The Salcombe Harbour Hotel
  9. Sunday Lunch for 4 at The Salcombe Harbour Hotel
  10. PC service from Actionwest and a Certificate with free rides from the Kingsbridge and District Light Railway
  11. Gastronomic Day for 2 at Soar mill Cove with Tattinger Champagne Flight, Cookery Course and Lunch on 2nd of December or 24th of February
  12. “Ametsa Experience” at COMO The Halkin
  13. One Night for 2 in a Halkin Room at this Chic London Hotel Welcome Drink followed by a Tasting Menu for 2 at Ametsa with instruction by Arzak (London residence of San Sebastian’s 3 Michelin Starred Restaurant). Full English Breakfast and a late 3pm check out.
  14. A weekend Car Rental in a Jaguar F Type Sports car
  15. 3 X Personal training Sessions with Jason Jackson
  16. A Flight in a Vintage Aircraft from historic RAF Bolt Head
  17. South Milton Arcade – Open Night for up to 12 guests. A private collection of approx. 24 “free” pinball/arcade machines with a case of chilled beers
  18. £200 Voucher for any Plumbing Job by 4 Degrees Plumbing
  19. 6 Bottles of Wine “Gerrard Bertrand Gris Rose” from Hallgarten Druit
  20. Ice Cream from Langage Farm
  21. Dinner for 2 and a Bottle of Champagne with an evening’s access to Home House, London’s most exclusive private members club
  22. An accompanied test drive in the Ferrari of your choice – current range as well as an experience in the Maserati Levante S.
  23. His and hers package from Will Bees                                                                                         20170801_112624378_ios.jpg20170801_112630916_iOS
  24. Sweatshirt from Jam Industries



  • Platter of Prawns in marie rose sauce
  • Garlic chicken
  • Scotch eggs
  • Vegetable, herb and cheese frittata
  • Crusty cob bread with butter
  • Local new potatoes salad
  • Summer vine tomatoes and basil
  • Couscous with roasted courgettes and squash
  • Coleslaw
    And to Follow:
  • Strawberries and clotted cream

Liz Turner is catering as last year.

Crabfest 2017 on April 30th

This year Salcombe Crabfest are delighted to announce that the celebrity guest at this year’s Crabfest will be Matt Tebbutt!

Matt presents Food Unwrapped on Channel 4. Series eight of this award-winning food show is now in production.

He is also the new lead presenter of Saturday Kitchen on BBC1. This 90-minute cookery show is broadcast live on Saturday mornings and is a well-established favourite on the BBC.

Read more at:


Crabfest 2017 logo

Salcombe Rotary support Kaleidoscope

Salcombe Rotary are happy to be able to support Kaleidoscope South Hams who doing amazing work in our area, pictured are Peter Betteridge and John Cooke presenting a cheque to the charity.

Crabfest funds for Young Persons Centre

Representatives from Crabfest sponsors Favis of Salcombe and Coast and Country as well as John Sampson, Peter Ralph and Peter Betteridge from the Salcombe Rotary Club were all present to hand over a cheque for £3,800 to the Young Persons Centre in Salcombe.


This is from the funds raised at 2016 Salcombe Crabfest, look out for the dates for next years event!

Salcombe and Malborough Air Ambulance

Salcombe Rotary are proud to be part of both the Salcombe and Malborough projects to bring Air Ambulance night flights to our area via our match funding programme: Gazette article  ITV News Item

KM United

Salcombe Rotary Club have recently been able to help KM United buy a practice goal, this amazing club has over 180 children ranging from 6 to 16 years of age. All the best to the club for the coming season and thanks to Steve Dyos and Madge Bailey and the rest of the team for all of their hard work. www.kmunitedfc.netIMG_3639

Picnic and Fireworks


Thanks to the generosity of both the participants and donations of the most amazing auction items we hope to have raised aver £5,000 for the Town Regatta and the Swimming pool – final total to follow!


We have a couple of tables available for this years Fireworks picnic at Cliff House which will see us supporting the Town Regatta and the Swimming Pool which needs tiling.

The date for this years “Firework do” is August 4th and the price will be £35 per person (10 per table). Music is by the Salcombe Jazz Quartet and Becki Brine will be singing. There will be Pimms on arrival from 7pm and the bar will be open until midnight. David Fitzgerald “Fitz” will be doing the charity auction in aid of the Salcombe Swimming pool and the Town Regatta, the menu will be as follows:

2016 Fireworks Evening Picnic Menu

  • Platter of Prawns in marie rose sauce
  • Garlic chicken
  • Scotch eggs
  • Vegetable, herb and cheese frittata
  • Crusty cob bread with butter
  • Local new potatoes salad
  • Summer vine tomatoes and basil
  • Couscous with roasted courgettes and squash
  • Coleslaw
    And to Follow:
  • Strawberries and clotted cream

Liz Turner is catering as last year.

Please email and we’ll get back to you or call John Cooke on 07836 268747.

Causes we support

We have been privileged to help a variety of local charities as well as supporting the good work Rotary does Worldwide, especially eradicating Polio in association with Bill Gates and his foundation.

Our first Firework Picnic event (August 4th this year – tickets available) supported local charity Saltstone Caring (Saltstone website) who are a registered charity whose aim is to promote the independence, physical and mental well-being of older, isolated or vulnerable people living in Kingsbridge, Salcombe or the surrounding area. In 2016 we will be supporting the Swimming Pool and the Salcombe Town Regatta.

Crabfest (Crabfest Facebook page and Crabfest website) will be supported Beehives which is located in the Young Salcombe Centre very close to the location of Crabfest next to Shadycombe Car Park. the building upkeep is the responsibility of Hazel who runs the building for the use of two other groups and our aim this year is to replace the hard play area outside with a child friendly surface and hopefully replace the kitchen as well. The event was an amazing success and thanks to all of the volunteers, exhibitors and visitors we raised over £10,000!


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