The club maintains a reserve fund, which currently stands at £1000, to be used to help in the response to an international disaster, wherever it may occur. Last year, for example, we donated £1000 to help provide humanitarian relief to Ukraine.Where possible, we try to work with fellow Rotarians in the countries affected and we are fortunate in having a number of members who have links with various developing countries.We have also built up a fund of £1500 which will be made available to support Ukrainian families living locally.
The club each year makes a financial contribution from its members to Foundation, Rotary International's own charity, which has been at the forefront in recent years in the fight to eradicate polio.
The club has in the past organised a curry evening to raise funds to help supply clean water in disaster areas through the use of Life Straws. We plan another such evening this Rotary year.
Lend With Care
This organisation provides micro-financing to local entrepreneurs in underdeveloped countries, allowing them to become self-sufficient.. We have invested in over six dozen entrepreneurs via Lend With Care for the last six years and will continue to do so. To see more of what we do click here to see our Lend With Care page