The Rotary 'year' runs from 1st July to the end of June. As we embark on the 2023/24 year we would like to thank everyone who supports 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.
This year donations were made to the following:
Rotary Foundation (Rotary International's own charity fund)
East Neuk Foodbank
Fife Coastal Trust
East Neuk Scouts
East Neuk 1st responders
Macmillan cancer support
Children's hospices across Scotland (CHAS)
Recently more Shelter boxes have been purchased and the Club has been recognised as a Silver Shelter Box Partner for its support over the years and, in particular, for donating £4,000 in the year 2022/23.
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 have been able to distribute £10,000 to £20,000 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