The Rotary 'year' runs from 1st July to the end of June. As we move through the 2020/21 year we would like to thank everyone who supported us in whatever way.
Rotary is not just about raising money for good causes and this website has information about our activities. However you may be interested to know where the money that is raised goes.
The Club organises a variety of fund raising events, some of which raise money for specific charities, and some for the Club's own charitable fund. Each year, club members decide how this charitable fund should be distributed - normally in June, but this year we decided to make donations earlier.
Donations have been made to the following:
Rotary Foundation (Rotary International's own charity fund)
£590 for shelterbox (the cost of one box) and £500 for each of the others.
In addition and to support their Covid-19 work, subsequent donations of £250 each have been made to ‘Blood Bikes Scotland' - a free of charge medical courier service to NHS hospitals; to 'Children 1st' and to ‘Aberlour’. These latter two are both children’s charities, helping children and families in need. We will strive to make further donations as the Corona virus pandemic continues and as needs arise.
All the money you give us for charity goes to charity - including The Rotary Foundation - which is Rotary International's own charity fund, and is one of the world's largest charities. Rotary International has been the driving force behind, and a significant contributor to, a twenty-plus year campaign to eliminate polio from the face of the earth.
When we include the annual Coastal Path Walk, we distribute £20,000 or so each year to local, national and international charities and other good causes
The Coastal Walk is unique in that money raised goes to charities nominated by the walkers themselves; a list of charities that benefited can be found in the section about the Walk.
We donate each year to 'Shelterbox'. Shelterboxes are one of Rotary's notable success stories. They contain tents, bedding, tools, cooking utensils, a stove, water purification equipment - all that disaster relief agencies regard as vital fopr a family hit by disaster. The boxes are easily transportable – by planes, jeeps, mules or men – and are of limited interest to looters and corrupt officials. They can be stockpiled and usually start arriving in disaster zones even before the TV cameras.
As part of our work with young people we sponsor a Primary School Quiz, Secondary School debates and a special activity week for one or two Secondary School pupils. The week aims to build self-confidence and leadership skills. We similarly sponsor a Secondary School pupil to attend 'EuroScola' - a development project working with young people across Europe, to provide exposure to the European Parliament.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE