COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE PROGRAMME JULY 2017 TO JUNE 2018
Committee Members :- Jeff Barnes, Trevor Jee, Ben Marsh, Martin Seely, Ralph Warrington
The Committees key activities programme for Rotary year 2017/2018 is as follows.
1. Worsley Cares – 29th & 30th September
This is a fundraising event in aid of the homeless. It is a “Sleepover” taking place
overnight on the 29th
September. All “Sleepers” will be provided with two cardboard
boxes to provide a shelter plus a large plastic bag and asked to “rough” it for one
night to raise money through sponsorship. All monies raised will be donated to
charities that directly to Charities that directly support the homeless.
Prime examples being Coffee4Craig & Barnabus.
Last year’s event raised over £7,164.
Our target this year is £10,000. More information see www.worsleycares.uk
2. Christmas Float – 29th & 30th Nov, 1st, 4th to 8th, 11th to 15th , 18th to 21st December
The number of routes we will be covering this
year is 17.
As last year we will be assisted on 3 of the routes by Walkden Rotary
(The 1st, 15 th and 18 th December)
We anticipate that we will be
assisted by collection teams from 8 community
organisations – 2 local Churches, Scouts & Guides, , Kenyon Way Residents
Association, Child Flight, Salford Dadz, Salford Sea Cadets, Salford Imagination
Library, Salford Football Club
Subject to confirmation we also be collecting
at Tescos Stores:
Walkden Store Sat / Sun 16th & 17th
Farnworth Store Tues/Wed 19th & 20th
As last year the
Collection Count Teams will be hosted by Club members and
Banking Teams will be formed to take the cash to the bank.
On a date to be confirmed in late November we will be taking the Float to the
Springfield Primary School, Swinton as part of the School “kicking off” their
Christmas Celebrations. On the 18th December we will be taking the Float to the
Over Hulton Community Group evening carol service.
. 3. Dragons Den - May 2018
Date to be
confirmed. This will be the 6th time we have staged this event as a
means of distributing money collected from our annual Christmas Float.
The event will be advertised during February and March via the Club web site,
Social Media, local press, local radio, City of Salford Charity agencies, community
notice boards. Applicants will be narrowed down to 8/10 applicants to appear
before the “Dragons” Maximum award will be £500. Venue will be the British
Legion Club Walkden. We anticipate that our “Chief Dragon” will again be the
Bishop of Bolton the Rt Revd Mark Ashcroft.
4 Rotary Bike Ride 2018
Following the success of the event held in
June we plan to repeat the event in 2018
The funds raised by the 2017 event were shared between “End Polio Now” and Prostate Cancer UK. We await an announcement from RIBI as regards the
beneficiary for the 2017 event
5. Other Club Community activities
Trussell Trust Farnworth & Kearsley Foodbank
Since April 2013 a number of
members, and in some instances their wives,
volunteer on a weekly basis to help run the Foodbanks at The Well, Farnworth
and Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton. This includes helping with food collections at
Tescos when the need arises.
Past President Ian Thomas and his
wife Valerie are similarly active at the
Atherton & Leigh Foodbank.
Little Hulton & Walkden Volunteer Drivers Scheme
The scheme supports
patients who are residents in the M28 and M38 postcode
areas and are receiving cancer treatment at Salford Royal Hospital.
The support given is to transport patients to and from their hospital appointments
utilising volunteer drivers registered by Salford Royal Trust.There are 8 registered
drivers ie 3 Club members plus 1 member from the Walkden Club and
Tony Jackson, Chairman