Support for Ukraine
The Rotary Club of Rushcliffe has continued to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine. We recently received news from the Rotary Club of Warsaw who managed the transfer of donations from the club. The photograph shows doctors in Hospital 1 in Odessa, a port city in southern Ukraine, using a surgical microscope purchased with help of our donations.
The club was pleased to attend the official “commissioning” of a defibrillator in Ruddington. In recent years the club has donated funds to assist local communities purchase a number of these potentially life-saving pieces of equipment.
Members continue to support the Friary Centre and local food banks, and run a Memory Café in West Bridgford. In Keyworth, the Litter Volunteer Group continues a monthly pick around the village, whilst the club will again be organising car parking at the local show on Saturday 2nd July.
Support for people at home and abroad
Six boxes of tools were recently delivered to the charity Tools for Self-Reliance, which provides opportunities for volunteers in the UK to refurbish tools. The tools are then donated to charities, including organisations working in Africa, which support embryo businesses. Later in the year, we’ll be organising a further collection of “surplus” tools for these charities.
Opportunities for individuals and groups
The club offers a limited number of grants to individuals and groups within the community, who are engaged in projects at home or abroad. Individual grants usually range from £50 to £300. When considering an application, the club considers local connections and the extent to which the proposed project will support disadvantaged groups, or have an environmental or educational focus.
Applications can be made through the club website or directly to the Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.